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Spanish Research Seminar: Find Books, Media, & Articles

Library resources for the Spanish Research Seminar

Helpful Databases for Spanish Language & Literature

Books at Smith Library Center: click on the cover to find it in WorldCat@SU

Search for books in WorldCat@SU

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TIP: Create a list of words or concepts related to your topic and use them to search WorldCat@SU. Search results will include books, media, articles and more. To see just books, use the Search Tools and limit Format to Books.

FOR EXAMPLE The Library of Congress subject heading for play is play . You can search using keywords like leisure and recreation, but you will get more specific results if you add "Latin America" to your search words.

The description in a book's record includes contents and subject headings. Click on a Subjects link to find other books on the topic.

 A few terms to get your search started:

Extended borrowing privileges

Hey Capstone Students! Items you check out from Smith Library Center for your capstone can be borrowed for the entire semester. Be sure to alert the InfoDesk assistant when checking out an item for your capstone, and we will extend the due date.

Get It! interlibrary loan items are subject to the due date set by the lending library and are not eligible for extended borrowing privileges.

Get It!: Interlibrary loan and acquisitions

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If you find a book, article, or other item that isn't in our collection, you can request it through Get It!. Our library will either borrow the item from another library on your behalf, or we will purchase it for the collection.

Benson Latin American Collection at UT

The Benson Latin American Collection at UT Austin is one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latinx Studies, excelling in humanities and social sciences, in addition to an array of scientific and professional literature published in Latin America. Its holdings include nearly a million books, magazines, newspapers, journals and other materials

UT Libraries / TexShare Card

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To borrow books directly from UT:

  1. Get a TexShare card from the InfoDesk inside Smith Library Center.
  2. Take the TexShare card and your SU ID to the Courtesy Borrower Desk at the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) to obtain a free UT borrower card.

In addition to borrowing books, you can search UT's databases while you are at PCL, but are limited to one 60-minute session per day. You will not be able to access UT's databases from outside the library. 

Getting help

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Smith Library has 24-hour student building access (with ID card) for most of the week during the normal fall and spring semesters.

Always check the library website for the most current operational hours.

From off-campussimply provide your SUeID & password to authenticate yourself and gain access to the library's databases. 

TIP: Make sure you're logging into the Southwestern login screen, NOT the database's login screen.

Never pay for articles! The library can get that information for you at no cost from another source. Ask a librarian about Get It!

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Need help writing or citing your paper?

  • Printed style manuals are located on the shelves of SLC in the Research Commons and in the Main Collection. 

MLA Citation Style

Complete your research by correctly citing all your sources. MLA is the style and citation guide to use for this class. 

OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab: MLA General Format, for the basics of MLA style. Includes a citation generator. For the most complete and authoritative information use the Handbook, available in the Research Commons and on Reserve.