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FREN/GRMN/ITLN 4999: Capstone: Finding Articles

Using a Database's Language Filter

Finding sources in different languages in a database really depends on how the database is laid out. Some of them allow filtering right before you search, and some of them can only be filtered after you've searched. Some basic guidelines are:

  • When you start searching look for for the label "Language" and check any languages you want to filter to in the checkboxes below it
  • If there isn't a Language filter in the search, there's usually one after you've searched
  • In the search results, look around to see anywhere you can refine/filter your results (usually this is on the left side of the page)
  • Click "Language" and select any languages you want to filter to

That's it! Keep in mind that you might want to do your search in your target language too, because you'll get different results either way!

An example of an EBSCO database, where you can filter for Language on the left side of the search results page

Beyond the DNL

Can't find the book or article you want? Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!

Other options for finding books:

Google Book Search

Other options for finding articles:

Sometimes if the Library doesn't have the full text of an article, you can find it by searching for the article title in Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Search