Answered By: Erin Mooney Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015 Views: 45
Answered By: Erin Mooney
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015 Views: 45
- Type your search terms in the language of interest.
- Diacritics may or may not be detected in your search. To be safe, type the search word without the diacritic. Example: “El Niño”— type as “El Nino”.
- Search in English, but limit your results to a particular language in a search field. NOTE: this type of search may not bring many results. Searching in English and restricting the search results by language only allows for matching English subject headings and translated titles, while searching in the relevant language can potentially match the original title, series title, or foreign-language subject headings in addition to those.
- Some databases search the full text of an article (e.g., JSTOR) while most only search the abstract. Keep this in mind when typing in your search since the article may be in another language, but the abstract will probably only be in English.
- You can search using either non-Roman or Romanized text (e.g. either 映画 or eiga for “film”).
For non-roman alphabet languages it may be best to consult one of our subject librarians:
- Tim Bryson firstname.lastname@example.org (Sanskrit, Hindi, and Tibetan)
- Hikmat Faraj email@example.com (Arabic and Persian)
- Lawrence Hamblin firstname.lastname@example.org (Japanese and Korean)
- Phil MacLeod email@example.com (Spanish and Portuguese)
- Tarina Rosen firstname.lastname@example.org (Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian)
- Guo-Hua Wang email@example.com (Chinese)