Spanish Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • News
  • Media
  • Web
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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."
  • JSTOR
    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.
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.

"Moors dressed as Moors" : clothing, social distinction and ethnicity in early modern Iberia (Irigoyen-García, Javier, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; DP104 .I75 2017

Isabella of Castile : Europe's first great queen (Tremlett, Giles, author.) Frost Library; DP163 .T74 2017

The Spanish civil wars (Lawrence, Mark, 1978- author.) Frost Library; DP219 .L388 2017

Alcalá Zamora and the failure of the Spanish Republic, 1931-1936 (Payne, Stanley G., author.) Frost Library; DP267 .P39 2017

'Paracuellos' (Ruiz, Julius, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; DP269.5 .R85 2016

Spain unmoored : migration, conversion, and the politics of Islam (Rogozen-Soltar, Mikaela H., author.) Frost Library; DP402.G6 R636 2017

Lecturas literarias : moving toward linguistic and cultural fluency through literature (Lambright, Anne.) Frost Library; PC4117 .L326 2007

The beginnings of Ladino literature : Moses Almosnino and his readers (Borovai︠a︡, O. V. (Olʹga Volʹfovna) author.) Frost Library; PC4813.5 .B67 2017

Cognitive approaches to early modern Spanish literature Frost Library; PQ6022 .C64 2016

Erotic mysticism : subversion and transcendence in Latin American Modernista prose (LaGreca, Nancy, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6073.M6 L34 2016

Dando luces a las sombras : estudios sobre los autos sacramentales de Calderón (Arellano, Ignacio.) Frost Library; PQ6317.R4 A743 2015

The pen and the brush : how passion for art shaped nineteenth-century French novels (Muhlstein, Anka, author.) Frost Library; PQ653 .M8413 2017

The colonial comedy : imperialism in the French realist novel (Yee, Jennifer, author.) Frost Library; PQ653 .Y44 2016

Enrique Vila-Matas : juegos, ficciones, silencios (Oñoro, Cristina, author.) Frost Library; PQ6672.I37 E57 2015

The boy who stole Attila's horse (Repila, Iván, 1978- author.) Frost Library; PQ6718.E688 N5613 2015

The book of archives and other stories from the Mora Valley, New Mexico (Meléndez, A. Gabriel (Anthony Gabriel) author.) Frost Library; PQ7079.2.M45 A6 2017

Creature discomfort (DeVries, Scott M., 1973-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081 .D477 2016

Capitalism and its discontents : power and accumulation in Latin American culture (Kraniauskas, John, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081 .K764 2017

El cielo completo : mujeres escribiendo, leyendo (Sefchovich, Sara, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081.5 .S44 2015

Los Contemporáneos en El Universal Frost Library; PQ7154 .C5895 2016

Un amar ardiente : poemas a la virreina (Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister, 1651-1695, author.) Frost Library; PQ7296.J6 A6 2017

The man who wrote Pancho Villa : Martín Luis Guzmán and the politics of life writing (Cifuentes-Goodbody, Nicholas, author.) Frost Library; PQ7297.G85 Z63 2016

El dueño y el creador : un acercamiento al dédalo narrativo de Sergio Pitol (Valdés Manríquez, Hugo, 1963- author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.26.I8 Z945 2014

La isla tiene forma de ballena (Quirarte, Vicente, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.27.U57 I75 2015

El libro del dragón : la leyenda de San Jorge (Esquivel, Manuel, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.415.S87 L53 2015

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

La memoria de las cosas (Jauregui, Gabriela, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.42.A94 M46 2015

Lo peor de la buena suerte (Minila, Jonathan, 1980- author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.423.I555 A6 2015

Milena, or, The most beautiful femur in the world (Zepeda Patterson, Jorge, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.436.E65 M5413 2017

Nothing out of this world, Cuban poetry 1952-2000 Frost Library; PQ7384.5.E5 N68 2016

Only the road = Solo el camino : eight decades of Cuban poetry Frost Library; PQ7384.5.E5 O55 2016

Heretics (Padura, Leonardo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7390.P32 H4713 2017

La memoria y el olvido (Padura, Leonardo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7390.P32 M45 2015

Travesías por el Caribe contemporáneo : la narrativa de Mayra Montero de 1981 a 1998 (Lister, Elissa L., author.) Frost Library; PQ7440.M56 Z765 2015

Tres novelas exóticas (Rey Rosa, Rodrigo, 1958-) Frost Library; PQ7499.2.R38 A6 2016

Ernesto Cardenal : la expresión poética de la experiencia mística (Nadal Quirós, Ana, 1980- author.) Frost Library; PQ7519.C34 Z75 2014

Masaya en la vida y obra de Rubén Darío : por primera vez todo lo concerniente Frost Library; PQ7519.D3 Z76 2015

Media laboratories : late modernist authorship in South America (Wells, Sarah Ann, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7552.E97 W45 2017

Borges and Kafka : sons and writers (Roger, Sarah Rachelle, 1981- author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.B635 Z886 2017

Blow-up Frost Library; PQ7797.C7145 B59

The clouds (Saer, Juan José, 1937-2005, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.S22435 N813 2016

La escritura de Juan José Saer : la tercera orilla del río (Brando, Oscar, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.S22435 Z55 2015

Things we lost in the fire : stories (Enriquez, Mariana, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.15.N75 A2 2017

The invented part (Fresán, Rodrigo, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.16.R395 P3713 2017

El cam del alch : sería una ecuación (Katchadjian, Pablo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.421.A83 C36 2016

Segundas oportunidades (Paz Soldán, Edmundo, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7820.P39 S44 2015

Libros de arena, desiertos de horror : literatura y memoria en la narrativa de Roberto Bolaño (Aguilar, Paula, author.) Frost Library; PQ8098.12.O38 Z53 2015

A history of Colombian literature Frost Library; PQ8161 .H48 2016

Diario de lectura III : León de Greiff : quintaesencia de la poesía (Macías Zuluaga, Luis Fernando, author.) Frost Library; PQ8179.G68 Z73 2015

In the beginning was the sea (González, Tomás, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8180.17.O483 P713 2014

Programa de mano (Montoya, Pablo, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8180.23.O555 P76 2014

El año del verano que nunca llegó (Ospina, William, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8180.25.S63 A83 2015

Dialogues with myself and my others = Diálogos conmigo y mis otros (Goldemberg, Isaac, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8498.17.O4 A6 2016

¡Hay moros en la costa! : literatura marroquí fronteriza en castellano y catalán (Ricci, Cristián, author.) Frost Library; PQ8617.M8 R53 2014