The BCTC Learning Resource Center (Library) welcomes students of all nationalities. In addition to all of our regular library resources, our resources also include specialized database interfaces, foreign language newspaper resources, and a bibliography that may be useful to our international community.
Selected Multicultural Resources at the LRC
When using any of our Ebsco databases, international students have the option to select from over 10 different language interfaces. To change the langauage, click on the blue "Preferences" link from search page of an Ebsco database (located below the search boxes). Then, select the langauage you want from the choices in the drop down menu. Finally, click the "Save" button at bottom of the screen. to save your language preference for that session. Also, many HTML full text articles in Ebsco have the option to be fully translated into several different languages. When this feature is available for an article, you will see a drop down box for language selection near the top of the article itself. For articles without this feature, you may use a translator such as AltaVista Babelfish.
In the NewsBank database, international students can select from over 700 international newspapers sources, in addition to the over 800 U.S. newspaper sources, that are available in Newsbank's Access World News section. Newsbank's Access World News also has a language interface dropdown box in the upper right hand corner, similar to the one in Ebscohost databases, with a choice betwen English and Spanish interfaces.
Links to electronic resources around the world Portals to the World (Libr. of Congress)
Links to a large assortment of foreign language search engines Search Engine Colossus
AltaVista Babelfish Google Language Tools
If you have questions about how to use any of our library resources, please come into the Learning Resource Center (Cooper Campus, Oswald Building, Room 221, or Leestown Campus, Building A, Room 108 ) and ask at the Reference Desk. You may also ask questions using the Ask a Librarian form.