Biblioteca : Latin American and Iberian Resources at Georgetown

Searching for films

April 16, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Films in languages other than English are found in two places at Georgetown, the Gelardin New Media Center in Lauinger, and also the Learning Language Technology Center in ICC. If, for example, you knew of a Brazilian film that had the word “sol” in the title, but you couldn’t quite remember it, you can limit the search to only search these locations so your results won’t be overwhelming. Here’s how:

1. Starting at the library webpage,, click on “Library Catalog” on the upper left.

2. On the next screen, click on “GEORGE” classic.

3. On the next screen, beneath the search boxes, you’ll see a list of option under “Limited to.” There you can limit by location (LAU Gelardin Media Center for example.) Unfortunately, as of this writing, it is not possible to search only two places at the same time, but you can just go back to this search page and change the location.

Also note that you can limit the kind of materials and the language as well. So using our “sol” example, you can limit it to both LAU Gelardin and Film & Video, and also Portuguese, since you know it’s a Brazilian film. This will produce only a few results, which in this case is a good thing!

You can also use the other kinds of limits to distinguish between screenplays and the films themselves, such as the case with Almodóvar’s ¡Átame!

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