HISPANAM is a bibliographic database, containing over 170,000 records ranging
from 1937 to 1992. It catalogs works pertaining to the Spanish language,
Spanish literature, and Latin American literature.
HISPANAM runs from DOS. To execute the database program, exit
Windows. At the DOS prompt, type K: to select the CD-ROM drive.
At the K:\> prompt type "hispanam". The startup screen will appear.
Press the space bar to continue to the next screen, then Esc to continue, then
press any key to begin searching. The first screen you see should be the
HISPANAM has two toolbars. The first is the menu. At startup,
Ayuda Buscar Arch Editar Desplegar Hyperset Cursor <time>
The second displays information about your current search. It reads
HISPANAM F10 para ver menú <#hits> <y> <AUTO>
To change the language of the menus to English, hit Shift-F10. Select
ROMWARE. The headers on the message tables can also be changed to English
by hitting Alt-F10 and selecting ROMWARE.
The first step to executing a search in HISPANAM is to select the
index (field) you wish to search. These include general subjects (general
linguistic or literature topics, Judaica, writings about a particular author,
etc.) and specific fields (author, title, editor, date, reviewer, etc.)
Once the index is open, type the word or name you wish to search for or use
the arrow keys. Once the word is highlighted, press return to accept the
choice. To add another argument, simply highlight the search term and
press return. To add an argument from another index, press F3 and select
the new index. The second toolbar displays the number of hits currently
found for your search. To view and edit the terms of your search, press
F4. Delete search items with Ctrl-D or add new ones with F3.
To add an OR, XOR, or NOT argument to your search, click the mouse on the
word AND (or Y) on the toolbar until it changes to the correct operator.
Then highlight and select the desired term as you would normally. This
can also be changed from the Edit Search screen. The current operator
appears to the left of the term; clicking on it with the mouse changes it.
Once you are satisfied with the terms of your search, press F9 to view the
first record. Move forward and backward through the search results using
F8 and F7. To modify your search, press F4.
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