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Spanish Courses & Research: Books
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What can Book Sources do for you?

  • Deep-dive into a topic for a length of time
  • Gather lots of studies together for you
  • Have a chapter or two that's very useful
  • Have an introduction that gives you background

Searching Tips for Spanish topics

Searching the catalog is recommended before browsing--you may miss good sources by browsing only.

  • 300's (social issues, such as immigration)
  • 400's (language), etc.
  • 800's (literature)
  • 900's: 946 (Spain and Portugal)
  • 970-971 (North America)
  • 972 (Central America)
  • 973-9 (United States)
  • 980-9 (South America)

Once you search, you can look at the subject headings (hyperlinked official tags) for more keyword/search ideas:


Some of the "official" terms may surprise you! Click on any to perform a search on that term, or use Advanced Search to add them into a more complex search:

Use OneSearch to find books and other physical items in the library

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Search for ebooks, books, DVDs, CDs, print journals, scores, and other physical items in the library.

Borrowing from Other Libraries (free!)

Option 1: WorldCat (libraries around the world--more options)

  1. Get to WorldCat on the Databases A-Z page.
  2. Search.
  3. Select format if necessary.
  4. Choose the item.
  5. Click the ILL link. Login if necessary.
  6. Fill in any additional information.
  7. Submit.

Option 2: OneSearch searching FastTrac (regional libraries)

  1. Search OneSearch as usual.
  2. Choose FastTRAC libraries from the drop-down.
  3. Choose the item (does not have to be a book).
  4. Login to see the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) link.
  5. Click the ILL link to login.
  6. -7. As above.

Login to the Interlibrary Loan link on the homepage to see your list of requests to check status, cancel, copy, and more.

Streaming Video

Streaming video database with documentaries on almost any topic.