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Resources in Spain for planning your studies

Do you arrive in Spain and need resources for your studies? This article may be interesting


Some tips for getting started when you are studying.

When you use reference books such as encyclopedias :
Check publication year. Things are always changing. On the internet. Be careful with your choice of sources. Never copy. Read, contrast and get your own conclusions. Do not cut either paste texts.


Copyright. Texts and pictures. There are different types of rights. Check the author terms.


Search engines: google. Google.com is not the same as Google.es because .es  take into account geographical issues and chooses from Spanish webs.


Online dictionaries and interesting websites


Official Spanish dictionaries.


The Spanish Royal Academy of Language is the official institution that is the ultimate authority for the Spanish language.


You can find its online dictionaries on www.rae.es


A good dictionary of synonyms and anonyms is this: http://www.wordreference.com/es


If your level of Spanish is good enough, you can get answers to your questions here:

 

Fundeu: www.fundeu.es


Instituto cervantes: http://cvc.cervantes.es


How to find study rooms and libraries in Spain?


If you can’t study where at home, in Spain it is quite common to go to a study room or library.


You can study there with your notes in a quiet atmosphere and use reference books which are useful for your studies. Find out how to borrow books and make the most of it.


You will find different types of libraries: all are here http://directoriobibliotecas.mcu.es

 


Here’s a map of Spain where you can search: http://directoriobibliotecas.mcu.es/dimbe.cmd?apartado=territorial&accion=espana

 


At States´ Libraries (managed by regional authorities) and municipal libraries you have to apply for a user card.  With this card, you have access to all the services available. In many of them, you can study and consult books collections. There are workstations with Internet and connection to the mains supply.


Some town councils offer study rooms. They are not libraries and have no books. You will only be able to study there, but they have wifi. Some youth centers actually offer study rooms.


In Spain, youth information services can help you to find the closest libraries or study rooms to where you live. To find the youth centre in your city follow this link:


http://www.injuve.es/conocenos/red-de-centros-de-informacion-juvenil


Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Ayuntamiento de Albacete