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Self-help Guide for Navigating the Library

I need items in languages other than English.

Strategies for locating non-English content:

  • Use search terms from the language of interest. Special characters may or may not be detected in your search, so try the search with and without them. (Example: “El Niño” OR “El Nino”)
  • Search in English, but limit your results to a particular language. (In a database or in Library Search look for a "Language" limiter on the left side of the results screen.)

  • Many databases search only within the titles and English-translated abstracts of articles, rather than in the full text. So you may need to use key English terms in your search. 

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