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I Need Items in Languages Other Than English

It can be difficult to search our databases and catalog for books and articles in other languages. Here are some useful tips that will make finding these materials easier.

  • Type your search terms in the language of interest.
  • Search in English, but limit your results to a particular language in a search field.
  • Diacritics may or may not be detected in your search. Type the search word without the diacritic. Example: El Niño — type as El Nino.
  • Some databases search the full text of an article while most only search the abstract. If the article is in Spanish, the abstract will probably only be in English.