Spanish Research Guide

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  • MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
    Provides citations for items from journals and series published worldwide. Indexes books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Contains in each record a bibliographic citation for a journal article, book, or other item including information about the libraries that own the library resources. Extensive coverage on Spanish language and literature found in journal articles, books, dissertations, and proceedings. Change the language preference to Spanish in the "Limit to" box, by "language phrase" select "Spanish."
    Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. To limit results to Spanish language articles, go to "advanced search", and under "limit to" select the pull down menu next to "Languages" and choose "Spanish."
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies (1935 to present)
    Bibliography on Latin America covering social sciences and the humanities.
  • HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (1970 to present)
    Covers analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts. To search for articles in Spanish, on main search screen you can limit results by language, select "Spanish" from options.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present)
    Features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. Of the more than 1.8 million articles contained in the collection, nearly a quarter are presented in Spanish, making ENW an unmatched bilingual diversity database. To search in Spanish, select "Espanol" as language choice on upper right hand tab there is a pull down menu to choose an interface language.
  • Project Muse
    Searchable database that provides access to the full text of journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press and other university presses in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Covers such fields as literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and others. To limit to Spanish, go to the "article search" tab on top, scroll down to "article language"at bottom, and select "Spanish."
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
    This index to historical journals includes annotated references to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the U.S. and Canada which are covered in "America: History and Life"). Covers over 2000 titles, including historical journals from almost every country and selections of journals in the social sciences and humanities for researchers and students of history. Covers articles published from 1954 to date. To find articles written in Spanish, select the language tab from the top and pull down "Espanol" for Spanish interface.
  • Dialnet
    A virtual library of Spanish academic journals, hosted by the University de la Rioja in Spain. Primarily a bibliographic index with tables of contents, it covers more than 5,000 journals and 2.1 million documents. There are a growing number of full-text articles available as content is continuously updated. Subjects covered include the sciences, social sciences and the humanities and arts. It is particularly useful for subjects related to Spain, such as history and Islamic studies, not well covered by other popular databases. English language search is available. Covers 1980 to the present.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).

Try these collections of historical and current newspapers (also see the News Research Guide or search the journal locator for specific titles).

  • Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
    Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.
  • PressReader
    Access to the most recent three months of more than 4000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages.
  • Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Historica (Virtual Library of Historical Press)
    A digitized collection of almost 2000 historical newspapers developed by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. These periodicals date from 1777 through the 20th century.The search interface is available in English and several Spanish dialects.

Find images and streaming audio and video in these collections (also see the Images Research Guide, or the Film and Media Studies Guide).

  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Kanopy offers a broad selection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and theatrical releases covering a wide variety of subject areas, with additional new releases launched monthly. If close-captioning is not included, it can be requested. Interactive transcripts are included. Note that US feature films are not typically part of the Kanopy offerings.
  • European Film Gateway
    Access to film and film-related treasures collected and preserved by 16 European film archives.
  • Universidad de Chile - Cinteca Virtual
    The Cineteca of the University of Chile, the oldest film archive in the country, has made over 150 films spanning the entire history of national cinema freely available to download or stream online. The project will be enhanced with further releases to take the total to more than 200 films by 2015. The films do not contain subtitles in English and due to age the dialogue may be difficult to understand in a few cases. A comprehensive document of how Chilean cinema has evolved throughout history and the way in which it has served as a means of addressing political, social and cultural themes in the country.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.
  • Biblioteca Digital Hispánica
    This resource of the National Library of Spain offers online free and open access to books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, brochures, posters, photographs, maps and atlases, from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.The BDH can be searched by title, author, material, collection and description. Some material is available as full text. English interface offered.
  • Centro Virtual Cervantes
    The Centro Virtual Cervantes provides extensive information about Spanish language and culture. Includes thousands of pages of cultural interest, material for learning Spanish, discussion forums, databases, reference works, a magazine on language and culture, a specialized search engine which provides direct access to many pages on language, literature, dictionaries, media, etc. In Spanish.
  • Biblioteca National de España
    World Wide Web site of the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, providing access to Ariadna, the catalog of the Biblioteca Nacional, and to other Internet resources of interest to library users in Spain and throughout the world. Also provides access to information on the Internet.

The most noble of people : religious, ethnic, and gender identity in Muslim Spain (Coope, Jessica A., 1958-, author.) Frost Library; DP102 .C77 2017

Who should rule? : men of arms, the republic of letters, and the fall of the Spanish Empire (Ricketts, Mónica, author.) Frost Library; DP192 .R53 2017

CT, o, la cultura de la Transición : crítica a 35 años de cultura española Frost Library; DP233.5 .C75 2012

The myth of the Andalusian paradise (Fernández-Morera, Darío, author.) Frost Library; DP302.A5 F47 2016

Romance of Evast and Blaquerna (Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316, author.) Frost Library; PC3937.L6 B613 2016

La escritura paso a paso (Lapuerta, Paloma.) Frost Library; PC4420 .L37 2007

Literature of crisis : Spain's engagement with liquid capital (Bezhanova, Olga, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6073.G57 B49 2017

The refracted muse : literature and optics in early modern Spain (García Santo-Tomás, Enrique, author.) Frost Library; PQ6142 .G3713 2017

La comédie de mœurs sous l'ancien régime : poétique et histoire (Galleron, Ioana, author.) Frost Library; PQ615 .G28 2017

Azulejo : anthology & guide to the AP Spanish literature and culture course (Colbert, Maria, author.) Frost Library; PQ6172 .C64 2012

El imperio de la virtud (Terukina Yamauchi, Jorge L., author.) Frost Library; PQ6437.V2 Z75 2017

Los cautivos de Argel (Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635, author.) Frost Library; PQ6439 .C38 2017

French novels and the Victorians (Atkinson, Juliette, author.) Frost Library; PQ653 .A83 2017

La mojigata (Fernández de Moratín, Leandro, 1760-1828, author.) Frost Library; PQ6541 .M7 2015

Tristana (Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920.) Frost Library; PQ6555 .T8 2017

La forja de un escritor : (1943-1952) (Cela, Camilo José, 1916-2002, author.) Frost Library; PQ6605.E44 F67 2016

A la luz cambian las cosas (Fraile, Medardo, 1925-2013.) Frost Library; PQ6611.R245 A62 1993

Fog : a novel (Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936, author.) Frost Library; PQ6639.N3 N513 2017

Juan Benet : guerra y literatura (Catelli, Nora.) Frost Library; PQ6652.E5 C38 2015

On the edge (Chirbes, Rafael, 1949-2015, author.) Frost Library; PQ6653.H6 E5313 2016

Fósiles (Janés, Clara, 1940-) Frost Library; PQ6660.A5 F67 2008

Lapidario (Janés, Clara, 1940-) Frost Library; PQ6660.A5 L37 1988

Reyes de Alejandría (Llop, J. C. (José Carlos), 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6662.L56 R49 2016

Así empieza lo malo (Marías, Javier, author.) Frost Library; PQ6663.A7218 A85 2016

La mala muerte (Royuela, Fernando, 1963-) Frost Library; PQ6668.O895 M35 2000

Entre los vivos (Sánchez, Ginés, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6669.A612615 E58 2015

Blitz (Trueba, David, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6670.R77 B55 2015

Kassel no invita a la lógica (Vila-Matas, Enrique, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6672.I37 K37 2014

Padres, hijos y primates (Bilbao, Jon, 1972-) Frost Library; PQ6702.I465 P33 2011

Still the same man (Bilbao, Jon, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6702.I465 P3313 2016

El Rey del Juego (Ferré, Juan Francisco, author.) Frost Library; PQ6706.E787 R49 2015

Los libros repentinos (Gutiérrez, Pablo, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6707.U884 L43 2015

Yoro (Perezagua, Marina, author.) Frost Library; PQ6716.E4794 Y67 2015

The winterlings (Sánchez-Andrade, Cristina, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6719.A53 I5813 2016

La irresistible caída del muro de Berlín (Villaverde, Fernando, 1938- author.) Frost Library; PQ7079.2.V48 I77 2016

Witnessing beyond the human (Jenckes, Kate, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081 .J46 2017

Un poco más de surrealismo no hará ningún daño a la realidad (Martins, Floriano, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081 .M364 2015

Mientras no llegue el olvido (Zárate Fernández, Marcela Patricia, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081 .Z372 2016

Conversación con las Catedrales : encuentros con Vargas Llosa y Borges (Loza Aguerrebere, Rubén, 1945-) Frost Library; PQ7081.3 .L69 2014

Afro-Mexican constructions of diaspora, gender, identity and nation (Ramsay, Paulette, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081.7.B55 R36 2016

Masquerade and social justice in contemporary Latin American fiction (Weldt-Basson, Helene Carol, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7082.N7 W43 2017

Muerte de utopía : historia, antihistoria e insularidad en la novela latinoamericana (Wolfenzon, Carolyn, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7082.N7 W65 2016

¡Manteca! : an anthology of Afro-Latin@ poets Frost Library; PQ7084 .M244 2017

Desde el corazón de las palabras Frost Library; PQ7127 .D47 2015

The Routledge research companion to the works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Frost Library; PQ7296.J6 Z768 2017

Teatro completo (Garro, Elena, author.) Frost Library; PQ7297 .G3585 2016

Obras completas (Tario, Francisco, author.) Frost Library; PQ7297 .T36 2015

El libro vacío ; Los años falsos (Vicens, Josefina, 1911-1988.) Frost Library; PQ7297.V472 L5 2006

Salón de belleza (Bellatin, Mario, 1960-) Frost Library; PQ7298.12.E4 S35 2000

Before (Boullosa, Carmen, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.12.O76 A5813 2016

Antes (Boullosa, Carmen.) Frost Library; PQ7298.12.O76 A64 2001

Más rojo bajo el sol : poemas sobre el vino (Cross, Elsa, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.13.R64 A6 2015

Poesía reunida (1979-2014) (Deltoro, Antonio, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.14 .E467 2015

Like water for chocolate (Esquivel, Laura, 1950-) Frost Library; PQ7298.15.S638 C6613 1995

Donde mejor canta un pájaro (Jodorowsky, Alejandro.) Frost Library; PQ7298.2.O3 D66 1992

La Mariscala (Loaeza, Guadalupe, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.22.O53 M37 2015

Dulcinea encantada (Muñiz-Huberman, Angelina, 1936-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.23.U49 D85 2016

Sonetos del amor y de lo diario (Paso, Fernando del, 1935-, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PQ7298.26.A76 S6 2016

El arte de la fuga (Pitol, Sergio, 1933-) Frost Library; PQ7298.26.I8 A89 2007

Puertas demasiado pequeñas (Barrera, Ave, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.412.A768 P84 2013

The secret book of Frida Kahlo : a novel (Haghenbeck, F. G. (Francisco Gerardo)) Frost Library; PQ7298.418.A34 L5313 2012

Umami (Jufresa, Laia, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.42.U47 U43 2015

La historia de mis dientes (Luiselli, Valeria, 1983-) Frost Library; PQ7298.422.U37 H57 2013

The story of my teeth (Luiselli, Valeria, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.422.U37 H5713 2014

Papel es traza (Marcovich, Gustavo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.423.A725 P37 2015

En medio de extrañas víctimas (Saldaña París, Daniel, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.429.A43 E6 2013

Desde el fracaso : narrativas del Caribe insular hispano en el siglo XXI (López, Magdalena, author.) Frost Library; PQ7361 .L675 2015

La sustancia de lo inexistente (Fino Gómez, Carlos Orlando, 1986- author.) Frost Library; PQ7389.L49 Z6276 2016

La Catedral de los Negros (Gala, Marcial, 1964- author.) Frost Library; PQ7390.G24 C38 2015

33 revoluciones (Sánchez Guevara, Canek, 1974-2015, author.) Frost Library; PQ7392.S285 A15 2016

La biografía difusa de Sombra Castañeda (Veloz Maggiolo, Marcio, author.) Frost Library; PQ7409.V4 B5 2016

Uselessness : a novel (Lalo, Eduardo, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7440.L29 I8813 2017

Música de fondo (Vega, José Luis, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7440.V43 M87 2016

Del símbolo a la realidad : obra selecta (Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916, author.) Frost Library; PQ7519.D3 A6 2016

Rubén Darío : todo humanidad, todo corazón (en defensa de su vida) (Zambrana Fonseca, Armando, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7519.D3 Z97836 2016

Sovereign acts : performing race, space, and belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone (Zien, Katherine A., 1981- author.) Frost Library; PQ7523 .Z54 2017

El asco : Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador (Castellanos Moya, Horacio, 1957-) Frost Library; PQ7539.2.C34 A83 2007

Pasos inciertos : antología personal, 1948-2014 (Alegría, Claribel.) Frost Library; PQ7539.A47 P37 2015

Las tres vanguardias : Saer, Puig, Walsh (Piglia, Ricardo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7703 .P54 2016

Antología de cuento argentino Frost Library; PQ7776 .A55 2013

Save twilight : selected poems (Cortázar, Julio, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.C7145 A2 2016

Cortázar y París : Último round (Batres, Izara, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.C7145 U4732 2014

45 días y 30 marineros (Lange, Norah, 1905-1972, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.L274 A6 2015

La mayor (Saer, Juan José, 1937-2005.) Frost Library; PQ7797.S22435 M3 2006

The Little Buddhist Monk ; &, The Proof (Aira, César, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.1.I7 A2 2017

Biografía (Aira, César, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.1.I7 B56 2014

La cena (Aira, César, 1949-) Frost Library; PQ7798.1.I7 C46 2006

Ema, la cautiva (Aira, César, 1949-) Frost Library; PQ7798.1.I7 E53 2015

La invención del tren fantasma (Aira, César, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.1.I7 I68 2015

Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego (Enriquez, Mariana, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.15.N75 C67 2016

The words of others (Ferrari, León, 1920-2013.) Frost Library; PQ7798.16.E728 P313 2017

Chaco for ever (Giardinelli, Mempo, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.17.I277 A6 2016

Tacos altos (Jeanmaire, Federico.) Frost Library; PQ7798.2.E3 T33 2016

Lorca en Buenos Aires (Roffé, Reina, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.28.O375 L67 2016

Cámara Gesell (Saccomanno, Guillermo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.29.A264 C36 2013

La noche de la Usina (Sacheri, Eduardo A. (Eduardo Alfredo), 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.29.A314 N63 2016

Distancia de rescate (Schweblin, Samanta, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.29.C5388 D57 2015

Fever dream : a novel (Schweblin, Samanta, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.29.C5388 N8313 2017

Siete casas vacías (Schweblin, Samanta, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.29.C5388 S54 2015

La estupidez (Spregelburd, Rafael, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.29.P74 E78 2016