Modern Languages

Spanish and foreign language books available at Cardinal Meyer Library:


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Use SabreSearch to find more language books through Cardinal Meyer Library and other libraries worldwide.

Recommended Databases:

Academic Search Premier*
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.

EBSCOhost Databases
Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously. Custom select any number of databases from the library’s complete list available through EBSCO.

Films on Demand
A web-based digital video delivery service for streaming over 6000 educational videos from Films Media Group.

An archive of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences.

Merriam–Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
Database containing 225,000 entries, including more than 10,000 new words and definitions.

MLA International Bibliography
Citations from journals, books and dissertations dating back to the 1920s.

Project Muse
Free content only.

Roget’s International Thesaurus
Synonyms and antonyms with 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references, proverbs and quotations.

The World Factbook
General information about all countries including flag, map, statistical and government information and geography.

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Video Resources

Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.

Language Learning Videos from Films on Demand:

Talk Spanish Series (1:37:57)
This spirited six-part series, filmed in the Mediterranean city of Valencia and its environs, introduces all of the basics of contemporary conversational Spanish while highlighting cultural aspects of the country. Each program uses a friendly group of speakers talking in a wide range of real-world settings to inspire beginners to have their say. “¡Hablar español es muy divertido!”

Suenos: World Spanish Series (4:44:56)
Filmed in Spain and across the Spanish-speaking world, this 20-part series covers practical basics for beginning speakers of the language and shows it being used in the richly diverse cultural contexts of Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, and the U.S. Each program revolves around a person or group intent on turning a compelling ambition or dream (sueño)into reality.

A Child’s Guide to Language: Teaching a Second Language (50:12)
Whether it’s English, Spanish, Chinese, or Urdu, babies and young children are able to pick up their native language with remarkable ease; no one language seems any more difficult than any other. Yet few children who are taught a language in school have anything to show for it when they grow up. Why is learning a second or third language so difficult? Are the teaching methods at fault? Enough is now known about the process of language acquisition to suggest that language teaching can be more effective. This BBC Horizon program looks at some of the different language acquisition methods in use in schools around the world.



Internet TESL Journal

TESOL- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


Teaching Resources for Spanish

Spanish Playground


The Cervantes Project

CNN en Español

El País

LANIC- Latin American Network Information Center

HLAS- Hanbook of Latin American Studies

Iberian Studies Web

Artes e Historia México

Project Gutenberg: Spanish Language




Le Soleil

France Diplomatie

Project Gutenberg: French Language

Le Devoir

Le Figaro

Le Monde

French Connection


Deutsche Welle

Project Gutenberg: German Language

Der Spiegel

Die Welt


Project Gutenberg: Chinese Language

World Journal



Russian Bazaar

Project Gutenberg: Russian Language


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