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If you're just starting out as a Spanish student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:
To search all of Schewe's databases, use the following:
These databases will be the best bets for starting your research in Spanish. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!
Informe Académico (Gale OneFile)
This database contains a number of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language journals from and about Latin America. This database is ideal for users wishing to conduct their research in Spanish or Portuguese.
World Scholar: Latin America & The Caribbean
This Latin American and Caribbean database has content dating back to the 15th century. Featuring over 1,000,000 pages of primary, secondary, reference, and multimedia content, this database is the ideal portal for researchers interested in the titular regions.
Clase and Periódica
This modern languages database indexes over 2,600 journals published in Latin America. Languages include Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Content includes science, social science and humanities. No full-text, unfortunately.
The best place to find books about the Spanish language is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves primarily in the 460 - 469 range on the lower level. Books in Spanish are best found using the catalog, since they span a wide variety of subjects, and may be found throughout the library. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:
You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:
You can find reliable and high-quality Spanish videos on the following topics:
Here are some websites which might be helpful for a student in Spanish:
Resources on language learning from the BBC.
The Yojik Website
This site links out to a variety of language learning tools and resources from the US government.
CIA world factbook
This US government site provides information and statistics on countries of the world.
BBC News Country Profiles
This website from the BBC provides information and history on various countries, as well as links to current BBC stories related to the area you are researching.
A site with free language lessons in a variety of languages.
For help citing in the MLA format, which is often used in Spanish courses at IC, consider using Schewe Library's MLA citation guide: