Find the best books, language Web sites and more on this research guide.

Getting Started on Your Research

  • To find books, articles and videos, you can start with the search box on the library's home page (linked below):  
    • Type in a search topic, then limit to e-books, articles, print books or videos. 
    • Click Advanced Search to overlap another subject. 
    • Some suggested e-books and print books are listed on this page.
    • To borrow a print book, contact a librarian ( to arrange to pick it up. 

Books on Spanish Language and Literature

Books in Spanish for Beginners

Culture and History

Nursing and Allied Health

To Search for Books

Search for books with SUNY Adirondack Library's search box on the library's home page, limiting the search to books. Subject headings like these work well to find books:

Spanish language Dictionaries
Spanish American drama
Spanish language Grammar
Spanish American fiction
Spanish drama
Spanish language Software 
Spanish American literature
Spanish fiction
Spain -- Social life and customs
Spanish American poetry
Authors, Spanish American


  • To find books on two overlapping topics, use the Boolean search word and: Spain and history, for example.
  • You may also use a wildcard ending to words (a technique called truncation) by replacing the end of the word with an asterisk. Example: Spanish and liter* will find literature, literary, etc.
  • To find travel guides, use "guidebooks and"...the name of the country.
  • You may also search countries as a subject: Mexico, Spain, etc., as well as the names of authors: Pablo Neruda, etc.
  • The SUNY Adirondack Library owns more than a dozen books written in Spanish.

Special Topic: Mexico

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