Spanish Research Guide

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  • 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."
    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 (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.

Avant-garde cultural practices in Spain (1914-1936) : the challenge of modernity Frost Library; DP247 .A83 2016

Legacies of violence in contemporary Spain : exhuming the past, understanding the present Frost Library; DP269.8.I5 L44 2017

Friend or foe? : occupation, collaboration and selective violence in the Spanish Civil War (Anderson, Peter, 1964 March 22-, author.) Frost Library; DP269.8.S65 A53 2016

Interrogating Francoism : history and dictatorship in twentieth-century Spain Frost Library; DP269.A56 I58 2016

Guerrilleros and neighbours in arms : identities and cultures of anti-fascist resistance in Spain (Marco, Jorge, author.) Frost Library; DP302.A53 M3813 2016

El cuento hispánico: a graded literary anthology Frost Library; PC4117 .C866 2012

Más : español intermedio (Pérez-Gironés, Ana María, author.) Frost Library; PC4129.E5 P573 2014

Narratives of the Islamic conquest from medieval Spain (Hazbun, Geraldine, author.) Frost Library; PQ6046.M7 H39 2015

Imperial tapestries : narrative form and the question of Spanish Habsburg power, 1530-1647 (Farmer, Julia L., author.) Frost Library; PQ6066 .F38 2016

Authority, piracy, and captivity in colonial Spanish American writing (Martinez-Osorio, Emiro, author.) Frost Library; PQ6321.C48 Z75 2016

El Quijote desde América (Segunda parte) Frost Library; PQ6353 .Q535 2016

Legacies of the Rue Morgue : science, space, and crime fiction in France (Goulet, Andrea, author.) Frost Library; PQ637.D4 G68 2016

"Les femmes qui se parfument doivent être admirées de loin" (Borloz, Sophie-Valentine, author.) Frost Library; PQ653 .B66 2015

Las edades de Lulú (Grandes, Almudena, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6657.R32 E33 2015

Marienbad eléctrico (Vila-Matas, Enrique, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6672.I37 M37 2015

The body as capital : masculinities in contemporary Latin American fiction (Venkatesh, Vinodh, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081 .V429 2015

Voces de escritores latinoamericanos : análisis crítico de sus obras (Toruño, Rhina, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081.3 .T678 2015

Gender and the self in Latin American literature (Staniland, Emma, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081.5 .S83 2016

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

Espectros : ghostly hauntings in contemporary transhispanic narratives Frost Library; PQ7082.N7 E75 2016

Narcocuentos Frost Library; PQ7276.5.D78 N37 2014

El discurso nocturno (Hernández, Luisa Josefina.) Frost Library; PQ7297.H433 D57 2014

Octavio Paz y el Reino Unido Frost Library; PQ7297.P285 O28 2015

Aire en libertad : Octavio Paz y la critica Frost Library; PQ7297.P285 Z5745 2015

Dos veces única (Poniatowska, Elena, author.) Frost Library; PQ7297.P63 D67 2015

Acta de confirmación ; Canción de amor y muerte por Rubén Jaramillo y otros poemas civiles (Bohórquez, Abigael, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.12.O4 A6 2015

Los talleres de la vida (Elizondo Elizondo, Ricardo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.15.L56 T35 2015

El viento de las horas (Mastretta, Ángeles, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.23.A795 V54 2015

Todos los vientos (Mergruen, Erika, 1967- author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.23.E5822 T63 2015

Conversaciones con Sergio Pitol (Pitol, Sergio, 1933-, interviewee.) Frost Library; PQ7298.26.I8 Z815 2015

Como sombras y sueños (Zapata, Luis, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.36.A6 C66 2014

Jesús Malverde : el santo popular de Sinaloa (Esquivel, Manuel, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.415.S87 J47 2015

Práctica de caza (Gaytán, Rosa Isabel, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.417.A977 A6 2014

La noche que jamás existió : y una noche de unicornio soñó que era real... (Robles de León, Humberto, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.428.O232 N63 2015

Notas al total (Fernández Fe, Gerardo, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7390.F438 N68 2015

No sabe (Rodríguez Iglesias, Legna, 1984- author.) Frost Library; PQ7392.R632 A6 2015

Daring to write : contemporary narratives by Dominican women Frost Library; PQ7400.5 .D37 2016

La muerte feliz de William Carlos Williams (Aponte Alsina, Marta.) Frost Library; PQ7440.A699 M98 2015

La amante de Gardel (Santos-Febres, Mayra, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7440.S26 A7 2015

Colectivos poéticos emergentes en Nicaragua, 1990-2006 (Chavolla Mc Ewen, José Jaime.) Frost Library; PQ7512 .C53 2012

Science fiction in Argentina : technologies of the text in a material multiverse (Page, Joanna, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7707.S34 P34 2016

Julio Cortázar : el cronopio fugitivo (Dalmau, Miguel, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.C7145 Z632 2015

Los ríos metafísicos de Julio Cortázar : de la lírica al diálogo (Gabbay, Cynthia, 1978- author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.C7145 Z65 2015

Leer Cortázar : la biografía (Goloboff, Gerardo Mario, 1939-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.C7145 Z6954 2014

Yo era una mujer casada (Aira, César, 1949-) Frost Library; PQ7798.1.I7 Y63 2010

La estirpe del silencio (Lorenzano, Sandra, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.22.O82715 E88 2015

Los diarios de Emilio Renzi (Piglia, Ricardo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.26.I4 Z46 2015

Una suerte pequeña (Piñeiro, Claudia, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.426.I56 S84 2015

Wakolda (Puenzo, Lucía, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.426.U36 W35 2015

Biografía y textualidades, naturaleza y subjetividad Frost Library; PQ8097.B67 Z56 2015

Todavía : obra en prosa (Rojas, Gonzalo, 1916-2011, author.) Frost Library; PQ8098.28.O37 A6 2015

Cuentos completos (Donoso Pareja, Miguel, author.) Frost Library; PQ8219.D6 C846 2014

Escritos sobre literatura uruguaya (Raviolo, Heber, author.) Frost Library; PQ8510 .R35 2015

La escritura sin tregua : Mario Benedetti y el Uruguay de hoy (Conteris, Hiber, author.) Frost Library; PQ8519.B292 Z65 2015