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To find overviews and general information about your country:
These databases contain the full text of reference books (e.g., encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, travel guides) that will give you the big picture of different topics related to the country that you are researching. Depending on your topic, these might be your first and final research stop.
Global Road Warrior
Learn about countries, their culture, and their customs. Find recipes, business etiquette, languages spoken, country demographics and statistics, ethnic groups, stereotypes, society and culture, and lots more.
Start your research here. This is a great place to get ideas for a topic or to decide how to narrow a topic that you have already chosen.
Search hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and other reference books to get overviews and general information about your topic.
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Find facts about specific countries and info on a variety of subjects!
eBooks by EBSCO
A WONDERFUL place to look for ideas and detailed information on cultural topics! Has nearly 140,000 ebooks that you can either read online or download to your device or computer.
Find books, video, and music in libraries worldwide. Check the UCC Library Search Box for availability. Materials unavailable through the UCC Library and the Douglas County Library System may be requested by UCC students, staff, and faculty from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan).
Use this form to request books, articles, and other library resources that are unavailable at the UCC Library through Interlibrary Loan (available for UCC students, faculty, and staff).
Film and Audio
The UCC Library also has some movies and music in Spanish and CDs for Spanish language learning.
Films on Demand
Find streaming video in Spanish and learn about cultures throughout the Spanish speaking world. To find Spanish language videos, limit your search results to the Spanish Language on the lower, right side of the screen.
To find information on specific topics about your country:
If you are researching a more specific topic related to your country and aren't finding the information that you need in the reference databases, you will probably want to check out a book/ebook and/or articles. You can do that by searching the UCC Library Search Box below or any of the other individual databases on this page.
I recommend first checking to see if there are books or ebooks on your topic and then looking for articles if you haven't found any books. The reason for this is that books will often provide you with in-depth coverage/discussion of a topic. Remember that you don't have to read the entire book -- you can read just a chapter or two that relates to your topic.
Check out the Library Research Tutorial to learn how to find print books, ebooks, articles, web sources, and more!
UCC Library Search Box
Use the UCC Library Search Box to find articles in academic and trade journals, news and magazine articles, print books, ebooks, streaming video, and patents.
Find Articles in Spanish
This Spanish language database offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.
Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos.
MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
Academic Search Complete
You can find articles from scholarly journals, trade magazines, newspapers, and magazines in Spanish by limiting your search in a particular database to the Spanish language.
1. To find articles in Spanish, enter your search terms in the search box and click search.
2. On the next page, you will see your search results. Limit your search results to articles in Spanish checking the box next to Spanish under the Language option on lower-left side of the screen.
3. Now your search results will have articles in Spanish.
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