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."
  • 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.
    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."
  • 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.
  • Arts & Humanities Database
    Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

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


Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.

Primary Sources

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.

New Titles

The expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain : a Mediterranean diaspora Frost Library; DP104 .M6713 2014

Iberianism and crisis : Spain and Portugal at the turn of the twentieth century (Newcomb, Robert Patrick, author.) Frost Library; DP233.8 .N49 2018

Spain 1936 : year zero Frost Library; DP257 .S625 2018

Franco : anatomy of a dictator (Moradiellos, Enrique, author.) Frost Library; DP264.F7 M57 2018

Valley of the Fallen : The (n)ever changing faces of General Franco's monument (Stockey, Gareth, author.) Frost Library; DP269.8.M4 S763 2013

The sublime south : Andalusia, Orientalism, and the making of modern Spain (Venegas, José Luis, author.) Frost Library; DP302.A467 V46 2018

Globalized nostalgia : tourism, heritage, and the politics of place (Ceisel, Christina M., author.) Frost Library; DP302.G157 C45 2018

Culture and Society in Medieval Galicia : a Cultural Crossroads at the Edge of Europe Frost Library; DP302.G157 C85 2015

"Silent souls" and other stories (Català, Víctor, 1869-1966, author.) Frost Library; PC3941.A7 A2 2018

El mundo de ¡Chévere! : manual de ejercicios y guía de audio (López-Burton, Norma, 1957- author.) Frost Library; PC4129.E5 L67 2009

An American language : the history of Spanish in the United States (Lozano, Rosina, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PC4826 .L69 2018

The Routledge research companion to early modern Spanish women writers Frost Library; PQ6048.W6 R68 2018

El momento ultraísta : orígenes, fundación y lanzamiento de un movimiento de vanguardia (Anderson, Andrew A., 1953-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6073.U58 A63 2017

Cent ans de prose française (1850-1950) : invention et évolution d'une catégorie esthétique (Smadja, Stéphanie, 1977- author.) Frost Library; PQ627 .S63 2018

Los demonios de Cervantes (Padilla, Ignacio, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6353 .P347 2016

Pour une lecture postcoloniale de la fiction réaliste (XIXe-XXe siècles) (André, Sylvie, author.) Frost Library; PQ637.C64 A54 2018

Roman mystique, mystiques romanesques aux XXe et XXIe siècles Frost Library; PQ637.M96 R66 2018

Los otros (Romero, Luis, author.) Frost Library; PQ6633.O68 O73 2016

Coincidencias (Goytisolo, Luis, 1935-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6657.O9 C645 2017

Like a fading shadow (Muñoz Molina, Antonio, author.) Frost Library; PQ6663.U4795 C6613 2017

Eva (Pérez-Reverte, Arturo, author.) Frost Library; PQ6666.E765 E8 2017

La casa del reloj (Pombo, Álvaro, author.) Frost Library; PQ6666.O643 C37 2016

Chicos y chicas (Puértolas, Soledad, author.) Frost Library; PQ6666.U35 A6 2016

La gran ola (Ruiz García, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; PQ6668.U3613 G73 2016

Cuando llega la luz (Sánchez, Clara, author.) Frost Library; PQ6669.A6125 C83 2016

Cómo dejar de escribir (García Llovet, Esther, 1963-) Frost Library; PQ6707.A368 C66 2017

Guardar las formas (Olmos, Alberto, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6715.L6 A6 2016

The story of H : a novel (Perezagua, Marina, author.) Frost Library; PQ6716.E4794 Y6713 2018

Diaspora : narrativa brevo en espanol de Estados Unido Frost Library; PQ7070 .D53 2017

La escritura errante : ilegibilidad y políticas del estilo en Latinoamérica (Prieto, Julio, 1968-) Frost Library; PQ7081 .P74 2016

Ensayar un mundo nuevo Frost Library; PQ7081.5 .E573 2016

Visible dissent : Latin American writers, small U.S. presses, and progressive social change (Longo, Teresa, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7082.P7 L66 2018

Algunos poetas de nuestra lengua : siglos XII al XXI (Mondragón, Sergio, author.) Frost Library; PQ7082.P7 M563 2017

Troubled memories : iconic Mexican women and the traps of representation (Estrada, Oswaldo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7123.W6 E88 2018

Strategic occidentalism (Sánchez Prado, Ignacio M., 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7155 .S266 2018

Asombro y desaliento : algunos cuentistas mexicanos (Beltrán Félix, Geney, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7204 .B45 2017

Sor Juana : or, the persistence of pop (Stavans, Ilan, author.) Frost Library; PQ7296.J6 Z8928 2018

Narrativa completa (Arreola, Juan José, author.) Frost Library; PQ7297.A853 A14 2016

El tráfago del mundo : cartas de Octavio Paz a Jaime García Terrés, 1952-1986 (Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998, author.) Frost Library; PQ7297.P285 Z48 2017

El salvaje (Arriaga Jordán, Guillermo, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.1.R753 S25 2016

El libro de Ana : (novela karenina) (Boullosa, Carmen, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.12.O76 L43 2016

Vertebral (Fernández Granados, Jorge, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.16.E73 V47 2017

En grado de tentativa : poesía reunida (Hernández, Francisco, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.18.E64 E5 2016

Nada mexicano me es ajeno : papeles sobre Carlos Monsiváis (Castañón, Adolfo, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.23.O686 Z55 2017

Las confidentes (Muñiz-Huberman, Angelina, 1936-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.23.U49 C66 2017

Linda 67 : historia de un crimen (Paso, Fernando del, 1935-) Frost Library; PQ7298.26.A76 L56 2017

Memorias del último califa de Bagdad : o las ventiséis y una noches (Rodríguez Zahar, León, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.28.O3316 M46 2018

Obra negra (Luque, Gilma, 1977- author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.422.U78 O27 2017

The oval portrait Frost Library; PQ7386.5.E5 R48 2018

De surtidor y forja : la escritura de José Martí como proceso cultural (Vázquez Pérez, Marlene, 1963- author.) Frost Library; PQ7389.M2 Z83 2016

Nunca fui Primera Dama (Guerra, Wendy, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7390.G773 N86 2017

Condomnauts (Yoss, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7390.S256 C66 2018

In search of the sacred book : religion and the contemporary Latin American novel (González, Aníbal, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7552.N7 G66 2018

Del sur al norte : narrativa y poesía de autores andinos Frost Library; PQ7553 .D45 2017

Experimentos poéticos opacos (Barisone, Ornela, author.) Frost Library; PQ7671 .B38 2017

Borges' Classics : global encounters with the Graeco-Roman past (Jansen, Laura, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.B635 Z7372 2018

Land of smoke (Gallardo, Sara, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.G24315 P2813 2018

Relatos reunidos (Gambaro, Griselda, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.G253 A6 2016

The bottom of the sky (Fresán, Rodrigo, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.16.R395 F7413 2018

Monsiváis y sus contemporáneos (Museo del Estanquillo (Mexico City, Mexico).) Frost Library; PQ7798.23.O686 A6 2017

El río invisible (Siscar, Cristina, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.29.I8 R56 2017

Comemadre (Larraquy, Roque, 1975- author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.422.A76 C6613 2018

Los días de la peste (Paz Soldán, Edmundo, 1967-) Frost Library; PQ7820.P39 P54 2017

En el cuerpo una voz (Barrientos, Maximiliano, 1979- author.) Frost Library; PQ7822.B375 E54 2017

Then come back : the lost Neruda poems (Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973, author.) Frost Library; PQ8097.N4 A2 2016

Venture of the infinite man (Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973, author.) Frost Library; PQ8097.N4 T413 2017

Coreografías espirituales (Labbé, Carlos, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8098.422.A22 C46 2017

X se escribe con J : cartas (Jotamario, author.) Frost Library; PQ8180.2.O83 Z48 2018

Sindéresis : dos ensayos : Álvaro Mutis, Gabriel García Márquez (Mutis Durán, Santiago, author.) Frost Library; PQ8180.23.U8 Z745 2016

Guerra y literatura en la obra de Jorge Eliécer Pardo Frost Library; PQ8180.26.A66 Z68 2016

Los divinos (Restrepo, Laura, author.) Frost Library; PQ8180.28.E7255 D58 2018

El diablo de las provincias : fábula en miniaturas (Cárdenas, Juan Sebastián, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8180.413.A72 D533 2017

Novelas a la sombra (Vásconez, Javier, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8220.32.A73 A6 2016

Eduardo Galeano, un ilegal en el paraíso Frost Library; PQ8520.17.A4 Z59 2017

La bastarda (Obono, Trifonia Melibea, 1982- author.) Frost Library; PQ8619.O26 B3713 2018