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Help Guide for Geotom Foreign Language Items

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  • 1. Another Way to Search for Foreign Language Videos Searching for Foreign Language U. Grant Miller  Instead of typing the language into one Videos of the search bars, select the language Library from the drop-down menu next to Use the Advanced Search feature. “language.” Select “words or phrase” from the first three drop-down menus. Type “dialogue or soundtrack” in the Help Guide first search bar. Flash Sessions Type “language” in the second search bar. Type the language in the third search bar. Select “Video Collection” from the drop-down menu next to “location.” This ensures that your search results include both VHS tapes and DVDs. Using  This search returns slightly different results. Geotom Catalog  Reminder: The library has a DVD For Foreign player and a VHS player to watch international videos on. Just ask at the Languages User Services Desk for more information. Search techniques General Tips to find books and  Remember that the searches shown videos in a foreign in this guide are just examples and by no means the only way to find foreign language. language books and videos.  Try using synonyms for your search terms or including a geographic Washington & Jefferson College location like a country or city in your search.
  • 2. What is the Geotom Catalog? Searching for Foreign Language Books Another Way to Search for ForeignThe Geotom Catalog is a searchable Language Bookscatalog of all the items in the Washington  Click on the “Advanced Search” tab in& Jefferson College library. Our collection the gray bar at the top of the page.  Use the Advanced Search feature.contains print and electronic journals,  Select “words or phrase” in the firstbooks, e-books, videos, and more. drop-down menu.  Type “text or language” in the first search bar. How do I get to Geotom?  Select the language from the drop-down menu next to “language.” Go to the library’s website at  Select “Book” in the drop-down menu http://www.washjeff.edu/library next to “type.” Click on “Geotom Catalog” in the gray box labeled “Quick Links.”  Select “words or phrase” in the first two drop-down menus.  Type “text or language” in the first search bar.  Type the language in the second search bar.  Select “Book” in the drop-down menu next to “type.” This limits your results to just books. The Geotom Catalog opens on the Basic Search page. What if I want something in a foreign language?  This search returns slightly different Searching for an item in another results. language can be tricky. Using the Advanced Search option is the best method. Use this guide for search techniques for finding books or videos in foreign languages within our collection.