Spanish Language Materials

How to Find Spanish Materials in the Library

 

Books: Information about all the books in the EMU Library (and other material such as videos, maps and periodicals) is in the library catalog.

The video in the box below explains how to search the library catalog. To limit your search to Spanish language, you will have to search in the Advanced tab.

Here's how:

  1. Browse to the Library's home page
  2. click on the Books tab
  3. Go to the catalog's native interface by clicking on "Find Books and More in the Library Catalog"
  4. Click the "Advanced" tab to land here: http://portal.emich.edu/vwebv/searchAdvanced
  5. Look below the search boxes to the options. One of the options is Language:  Click on the drop-down menu and slide down to select "Spanish"
  6. Once the language is set to Spanish you may put any English keywords into the search boxes that fit your topic, or Spanish words for the title.

Spanish Periodicals in the Library:  If you want to find articles, do not use the catalog - instead use Esearch or databases.  Sometimes, though, you might want to locate specific journals.  For example, you might want to know if the library has a journal about bilingualism, or discover all periodicals that are in Spanish. Through the catalog you may find all the periodicals in the Library (but not all the articles in them), and most that are available through the databases. 

Here's how:

  1. Browse to the Library's home page and click on the Books tab
  2. Go to the catalog's native interface by clicking on "Find Books and More in the Library Catalog"
  3. Click the "Advanced" tab
  4. Look below the search boxes to the options. One of the options is Format:  Click on the drop-down menu and slide down to select "Serial"
  5. Also use the Language option to choose "Spanish"
  6. You must put at least one word in the search boxes. If you want to see every periodical, put in a very common word such as "de" (you should see over 400 results).
  7. Some periodicals are bi- or multilingual.  To find them try typing "english or spanish" as a keyword search phrase, and then not limiting to Spanish language in options.

Hint: because some Spanish and English words have the same roots, you can search for both by using the catalog's "wild card" symbol, which is "?"  For example, searching for democra? will find all the words with that root, such as democrat, democratic, democracy and also democracia. Searching for biling? will find bilingual, bilingualism, bilingùˆe, etc.

Finding Books Using the Library Catalog

This video is temporarily unavailable due to the migration to a new library catalog system.

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