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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Spanish Language PC 4001-4977 Spanish Literature PQ 6001-8929

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish REF PC4112 .B88 2004
Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus: The User-Friendly Guide to Spanish slang and idioms REF PC4971 .G55 2001
501 Spanish Verbs Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses REF PC4271 .K38 1996
Diccionario de Sinónimos, Antónimos y Parónimos REF PC4591 .D639 2003
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Spanish, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Spanish" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
A History of the Spanish Language PC4101 .P46 2002
Barron’s 1001 Pitfalls in Spanish PC4129.E5 H65 1997
Street-smart Spanish for First Responders PC4120.F56 Z86 2006
Spanish Pronunciation: Theory and Practice PC4821 .D3 1997

Find More Spanish Language Find More Spanish Literature Find More Spanish Grammar


To search the Library Catalog for books about Spanish, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Spanish" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
The Ultimate Spanish Verb and Sentence Building Book netLibrary eBook
Must Know Spanish: 4,000 Words That Give You the Power to Communicate netLibrary eBook
Countdown to Spanish: Learn to Communicate in 24 Hours netLibrary eBook
Schaum’s Outline of Spanish Grammar netLibrary eBook

Find More Spanish Language Find More Spanish Literature Find More Spanish Grammar


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Spanish or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Spanish" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
The Constructive World of Advanced Spanish: Building on the Basics PC4112 .C66 2002
Conversemos: How to Work with Verbs PC4065 .H79 2006
Spanish PC4112 .S62 2000 v.1-2
Master It! Spanish PC4065 .M37 2008

Find More Spanish Language Find More Spanish Literature


To search the Library Catalog for books about Spanish, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Spanish" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Hola! Print Collection
Hispanic Review Print Collection
People En Español Print Collection

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Fuente Académica Hay en ese recurso electronico varios articulos sobre las tradiciones regionales, las tendencias politicas y sociales de diferentes comunidades latinas, analisis cualitativo y cuantitativo del conocimiento, claves del negocio y del liderazgo, discursos filosoficos y reflexiones.
Salud en Español Información sobre salud escrito para el público en general - artículos de revistas y otras fuentes. (In Spanish).
Economiá y Negocios (EBSCO) Help - atención: resultados en español e inglés.Con ese recurso, se puede sacar informacion financiera sobre rendimientos accionarios, regimenes cambiarios, politica fiscal, gasto publico y privado, dinamica industrial por todos los paises latinoamericanos.
MedicLatina (EBSCO) En esa database se encuentra informacion soble la salud publica, enfermedades comunes, fisiopatologia, adelantos medicales recientes y eventos cientificos.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number.If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Latin American Network Information Center lanic.utexas.edu
El Nuevo Dia www.elnuevodia.com
El Nuevo Herald www.elnuevoherald.com
Spanish Language Resources www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage
Spanish Pronto! www.spanishpronto.com

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarah.a.palacios-wilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone:936.273.7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: LSCS Modern Languages Department

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Romana Cortese, Department Chair romana.cortese@lonestar.edu 936.273.7484 bldg. G-121G


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