With the notable exception of JSTOR, most databases are searchable only in English. To locate items in other languages, try
• Typing your search terms in the language of interest and see if you find citations.
• Limiting your results to a particular language in a search field:
or as a limit option:
• Searching in English and limit to country of publication:
- If you want to include articles or prepositions in your search, remember to use the double quote marks with the search term:
- 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”
- Some databases search the full-text of an article (e.g., JSTOR) while others only search the abstract. Keep this in mind when typing in your search since the article may be in Spanish, but the abstract will probably only be in English:
- If all else fails, read the "Help" pages for your online resource. They oftentimes list the process or options needed to find vernacular materials.