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Modern Languages

A guide to modern languages resources at UMSL Libraries and on the web.

Finding Articles in Summon

Search Summon for articles, books, and more!




Summon is a one-stop shop that searches across materials held at UMSL and some other libraries as well as our online subscription databases.  Results will include peer-reviewed research articles (print and digital) as well as news articles, books, and other materials.

To find articles:
  • Look along the left side of the page.
  • Look for the CONTENT TYPE header.
  • Select the resource you want (e.g., Journal Article, News Article, Magazine Article, etc.) from the menu.
To find non-English materials:
  • Look along the left side of the page.
  • Scroll down until you see the LANGUAGE header.
  • Click the header and select the language you want from the menu.  Find additional options by clicking the More button.


Summon FAQs



The databases below contain primarily English content, but offer a filter to allow researchers to search exclusively for academic resources in a given language.  If you are having trouble finding the language option on the main search page, try looking for an Advanced Search.  You can contact the library for help with a specific database. 

This list offers a few suggestions - for more, visit our A-Z Database List.

A short list of subscribed and open databases with significant or exclusive Spanish / Portuguese content.

A short list of subscribed and open databases with significant or exclusive French content.