Use the UBC Library catalogue to find books on your topic. Start with a broad keyword search. Once you find a book in the catalogue that looks useful for your topic, look at the Subject Headings in the record. You can then click on those links to find more books on that topic.
Here are some sample Subject Headings for topics you are looking at in this class to get you started:
Names of languages, e.g.:
One way to find books on your topic is to browse the call number range in your area. You can also browse the call number virtually using the catalogue to see what materials are on that topic in all locations at UBC Library. Once you find a good book on your topic, click the hyperlinked call number in the catalogue to see a list of related items.