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Consulta Sample Searches

Consulta provides a comprehensive collection of Spanish-language materials, including award-winning reference material from both Gale and Grupo Océano, a wide range of magazines and journal, plus essential primary source documents. In addition to standard and advanced search methodologies and a dictionary function, Consulta provides a graphical chronological timeline to simplify research of specific eras, plus an extensive image gallery.

Search 1:

A young man wanted to find reference articles on treatments for diabetes.

Solution:

  1. Opened Consulta and entered "diabetes y tratamiento" [diabetes and treatment] in the "Buscar:" [Search] entry box.
  2. Clicked on the arrow button, then on the "Referencia" [Reference] link and retrieved more than 225 reference articles.

Search 2:

A teacher in Arizona wanted to find articles in Spanish about illegal immigration problems facing her state.

Solution:

  1. Opened Consulta and selected "Inglés" [English] for "Seleccionar idioma" [Select language].
  2. Clicked on the "Dictionaries" link.
  3. Entered the word "illegal", checked the "English-Spanish Dictionary" box and clicked on the "search" button to retrieve the word "ilegal".
  4. Returned to the "Dictionaries" page and entered the word "immigration", checked the "English-Spanish Dictionary" box and clicked on the "search" button to retrieve the word "inmigración".
  5. Entered "inmigración ilegal y Arizona" in the "Search:" box at the top of the page and clicked on the arrow button, retrieving 10 articles.

Search 3:

A student wanted to retrieve a biography of the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero for a report he was writing.

Solution:

  1. Opened Consulta and went to the "Biografías" [Biographies] page.
  2. Entered "Zapatero" in the "Nombre:" [Name] entry box.
  3. Selected "Masculino" [Male] for " Género:" [Gender].
  4. Selected "Políticos" [Politicians] for "Actividad:" [Occupation].
  5. Selected "España" [Spain] for "Nacionalidad:" [Nationality].
  6. Clicked on the "Buscar" [Search] icon and retrieved the desired biography.

Search 4:

How can one find photographs of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain?

Solution:

  1. Open Consulta and go to the "Galería" [Image Gallery] page.
  2. Enter "alhambra" in the "Titulo, descriptores y pie:" [Title, descriptors and caption] entry box.
  3. Click on the "Buscar" [Search] icon to retrieve four color photographs.

Search 5:

How can one find some articles about Francisco Franco's role in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)?

Solution:

  1. Open Consulta and go to the "Cronología" [Timeline] page.
  2. Enter "Francisco Franco" in the "Texto:" entry box.
  3. Enter "1936" in the "Desde (año):" entry box.
  4. Enter "1939" in the "Hasta (año):" entry box.
  5. Click on the "Buscar" [Search] icon to retrieve four articles.
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