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Modern Languages and Cultures   Tags: foreign_language, french, italian, spanish  

A guide to Foreign Language resources at Drake Library
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome! ¡Bienvendios! Bienvenue!

Welcome to the Research Guide for foreign language.  The guide's major focus in on language majors offered at Brockport (Spanish, French), but also includes information on languages from our non-major programs (Japanese, Russian, ASL).  Choose your language to get started.


Before you begin...

Before beginning any research in a foreign language there are a few key points of which to be aware:

  • Occasionally books you want will only be available in foreign or large research library.  We cannot always obtain these.
  • When doing research, the database may only be searchable in English for certain aspects (subject).
  • Most databases or catalogs have a way of limiting to the target language.  Use advanced search.
  • If you've been looking for more than 30 minutes, ask us.  We can help.

Doing Research

There are steps to doing research:

  1. Learn about your topic.

    1. Find a reference book, look at websites, gather information.
    2. Evaluate the information you read to make sure it's written by scholars.

  2. Find Resources for your assignment.

    1. Books can help give a general overview.
    2. Articles give specific accounts or supporting examples.
    3. Websites should only be used if your assignment needs you to reference a company's website or a specific product.

  3. Evaluate the information you've found.

    1. Do you have enough to do the assignment?
    2. Do you have enough scholarly resources?
    3. What help do you need?

  4. Contact a librarian for help.

    1. Look at the Help tab.

  5. Write your paper.

    1. If you need help with this, try the Student Learning Center, or Drake's Writing Help - the Write Spot.

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