Books, Media & More


  • Research Strategy

    It is easy to search MSUM's Livingston Lord Library using the drop-down location menu in MnPALS Plus. If you have an extra day or two, you can use inter-library loan to have items sent here via a shuttle van. However, Livingston Library is only six blocks from Concordia and your student ID works in the MSUM library exactly as it does here. If you do walk over and check things out from Livingston, simply return those items to the Carl B. and we will get them back over to MSUM for you.
    MnPALS Plus
    The online catalog to Concordia's library.  Search here to find books, CDs, DVDs, and more in the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library's collections and beyondFrom the "Advanced Search" page you can easily limit your searches to items published in the Spanish language.  Also, try searches using the following terms:
    • [authors name] AND criticism and interpretation [This is the most efficient and effective search.]

    • Hispanic American literature Spanish
    • American literature -- Hispanic American authors
    • Mexican literature -- History and criticism
    • Latin American literature -- 20th century (change the century to whatever period you wish)
    • Spanish literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
  • WorldCat
    Search Concordia's library collection and the collections of libraries worldwide using WorldCat, the world's largest network of library-based content and services.  This database also allows limiting by language using the "Advanced Search."   


  • Films on Demand
    A streaming video collection created by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (FFH&S).  This reliable collection includes many academic and educational programs on a variety of topics.  (Films highlighting well-known authors can be found here.  For example, see:  
    Isabel Allende: Possessed by Her Art.)