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Spanish Research Guide: Home


The Spanish Language LibGuide is designed to provide students with quick access to key resources relating to Spanish language and culture. These resources are found in the Philip Weltner Library or the GALILEO databases. This is not an exhaustive guide.

How to Start Your Research

We recommend utilizing appropriate articles (searchable through GALILEO) and books (available in the library) to find information on  spanish Language and culture.

  1. To start the research process, think about your specific topic and what keywords you need to search. Before beginning to search the catalog and article databases, make a list of keywords to use in your searches. For each keyword, think of several synonyms to also search (for example, Spanish Language, Latin America History, Spanish Literature). Try using the keywords and synonyms in different searches to maximize the number of results you receive.

  2. Using your keywords, search at least 3 or 4 recommended article databases with your keywords and synonyms. See the "Find Articles" tab above for links to databases. Limit your searches by date if you need recent articles.

  3. Go to the "Find Books" tab above for a link to our Catalog, and also suggested Subject Headings, which are very helpful.

If at any point you need assistance, stop by the Library or email us.