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."
    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.

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

Modern Spain : 1808 to the present (Radcliff, Pamela Beth, author.) Frost Library; DP203 .R28 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The monkey grammarian (Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998, author.) Frost Library; PQ7297.P285 M613 2017

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

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

I'll sell you a dog (Villalobos, Juan Pablo, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.432.I428 T4313 2016

The gringo champion (Xilonen, Aura, 1995- author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.434.I46 C3613 2017

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

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

45 días y 30 marineros (Lange, Norah, 1905-1972, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.L274 A6 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 invented part (Fresán, Rodrigo, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.16.R395 P3713 2017

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

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

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

August (Paula, Romina, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.426.A89 A913 2017

Your desires in fragments and other plays (Griffero S., Ramón, author.) Frost Library; PQ8098.17.R54 A2 2016

Libertad de movimiento (Skármeta, Antonio, author.) Frost Library; PQ8098.29.K3 A6 2015

One hundred years of solitude (García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014.) Frost Library; PQ8180.17.A73 C513 2003

No one writes to the colonel, and other stories. Translated from the Spanish by J.S. Bernstein. (García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014.) Frost Library; PQ8180.17.A73 C613 1968

Drums for a Lost Song (Velasco Mackenzie, Jorge, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8220.32.E55 T3613 2017

El síndrome de las ciudades hermosas (Cynovich, Carolina, 1991- author.) Frost Library; PQ8520.413.Y67 S57 2015

El silencio de las horas = The silence of the hours (Reverón, Amanda, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8550.428.E78 S55 2016

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