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American Sign Language: Home

For the Department of Languages [Note: This guide does link to some video portions with no audio]

Study ASL At Clemson

The Department of Languages offers credit-bearing courses in ASL and a B.A. major in ASL/Modern Languages. Read more, including about the ASL-English Educational Interpreting Certificate at the Clemson ASL site. Information on ASL Club and other activities normally included.

You can also find out more about the UCG SC Educational Interpreting Center.

Located In Greenville?

Are you located in Greenville but need access to materials from the Clemson Libraries?

We now provide delivery services to CU-ICAR, Greenville One, University Center Greenville, and CUBEInC at Patewood.


If We Don't Have It

If you need a book or an article that Cooper Library does not have, you may be able to get it from another library.

PASCALWhen looking for an article, make a request through our Resource Sharing office. 

When looking for a book, try PASCAL Delivers.

Search the catalog for the title of the book, then click the green icon to the right of your search results.

If another South Carolina library does not have the book you need, submit a standard Interlibrary Loan request. 



This guide will help you find information and resources related to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture.

ASL Alphabet

Browse this guide's tabs to learn about a variety of books, DVDs, websites, dictionaries, and journals to which Cooper Library offers access.

See a brief introduction to ASL as posted via Gallaudet University Library.

Featured Online Resource - ASL Video Dictionary & Inflection Guide

Screen shot of ASL Video Dictionary

Note: Clemson username and password required. Access is limited to current students, faculty and staff. Requires QuickTime 3.0 or later. If you have trouble using Firefox, try accessing in Chrome, Safari or Opera instead.

How to Use the ASL Video Dictionary and Inflection Guide
This Dictionary and Inflection Guide provides quick and easy access to:

  • Isolated, uninflected sign
  • Sentences that show those signs with many of their natural inflections
  • English translations of the sentences
  • Groups of signs that look similar, but may or may not have any connection
  • Categories of related signs (money, countries, careers, furniture, etc.)

Apps: iPhone app currently available in iTunes, search for: "ASL Dictionary from NTID". There is a charge; Android app should also be available.

Sign Languages Of The World By Country


Interested in where ASL is used?

Check out Gallaudet University's LibGuide for more information!


Community & Culture - FAQ

Interested in the Deaf community and culture?

The National Association of the Deaf offers a helpful FAQ.

Having Trouble?

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Contact: Maggie Mason Smith, Library Technical Assistant


Telephone: 864-656-5180


Contact: Ed Rock, Librarian


Telephone: 864-656-1879

More At Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers reasonable accommodations to students at Clemson. It is now located in the Academic Success Center.


Telephone: 864-656-6848

South Carolina Relay System: 711

SAS also offers assistive technology training for students with differing abilities.