Spanish Research Guide

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  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • News
  • Media
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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.

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

Dos destinos trágicos en paralelo : los moriscos de España y los indios de América (Cardaillac, Louis.) Frost Library; DP170.8 .C37 2012

The Spanish civil wars (Lawrence, Mark, 1978- author.) Frost Library; DP219 .L388 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 Oxford guide to the Romance languages Frost Library; PC43 .O95 2016

Sobrino aumentado, o Nuevo diccionario de las lenguas española, francesa y latina (Cormon, François.) Archives and Special Collections; PC4635 .C6 1789

Misoginia y percepción de la mujer en clásicos de la literatura española (Martí, Sacramento, author.) Frost Library; PQ6048.W6 M37 2015

Spanish women writers and Spain's Civil War Frost Library; PQ6055 .S73 2017

Epics of empire and frontier (López-Chávez, Celia, author.) Frost Library; PQ6066 .L68 2016

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

Beyond Spain's borders : women players in early modern national theaters Frost Library; PQ6105 .B395 2017

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

Vampire in love and other stories (Vila-Matas, Enrique, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PQ6672.I37 A2 2016

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

Blood of the dawn (Salazar, Claudia, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7079.3.S253 S313 2016

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

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

Women's negotiations and textual agency in Latin America, 1500-1799 Frost Library; PQ7081.5 .W69 2017

The specter of races : Latin American anthropology and literature between the wars (Birkenmaier, Anke, author.) Frost Library; PQ7081.A1 B56 2016

The great Latin American novel (Fuentes, Carlos, author.) Frost Library; PQ7082.N7 F78513 2016

Oy, caramba! : an anthology of Jewish stories from Latin America Frost Library; PQ7087.E5 O95 2016

A history of Mexican literature Frost Library; PQ7111 .H58 2016

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

I'd ask you to join me by the Río Bravo and weep but you should know neither river nor tears remain (Chávez, Jorge Humberto, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.13.H286 A2 2017

Beyond the sea (Cross, Elsa, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.13.R64 A2 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

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

Umami (Jufresa, Laia, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.42.U47 U4313 2016

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

Among strange victims (Saldaña París, Daniel, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7298.429.A43 E513 2016

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

Lydia Cabrera en su laguna sagrada (Bolívar Aróstegui, Natalia, author.) Archives and Special Collections; PQ7389.C22 Z56 2015 x

El reino de este mundo (Carpentier, Alejo, 1904-1980.) Frost Library; PQ7389.C263 R4 1994

El reino de este mundo (Carpentier, Alejo, 1904-1980.) Frost Library; PQ7389.C263 R4 2010

Uniting Blacks in a raceless nation (Arnedo-Gómez, Miguel, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7389.G84 Z536 2016

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

Haiti, fuego sagrado (Bolívar Aróstegui, Natalia, author.) Archives and Special Collections; PQ7392.B65 H35 2010

33 revolutions (Sánchez Guevara, Canek, author.) Frost Library; PQ7392.S255 A1513 2016

Las madres de la patria y las bellas mentiras las imagenes de la mujer en el discurso literario naci (Vallejo, Catharina V. de (Catharina Vanderplaats)) Frost Library; PQ7400 .V35 1999

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

Colonel Lágrimas (Fonseca, Carlos, 1987-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7489.3.F67 C6713 2016

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

Liberty, individuality, and democracy in Jorge Luis Borges (Salinas, Alejandra, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.B635 Z916423 2017

Blow-up Frost Library; PQ7797.C7145 B59

Extracting the stone of madness : poems 1962-1972 (Pizarnik, Alejandra, 1936-1972, author.) Frost Library; PQ7797.P576 A2 2016

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

Ema, the captive (Aira, César, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.1.I7 E4313 2016

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

Gesell dome (Saccomanno, Guillermo, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.29.A264 C3613 2016

Bodies of summer (Castagnet, Martin Felipe, 1986-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7798.413.A84 C8413 2017

Norte : a novel (Paz Soldán, Edmundo, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PQ7820.P39 N6713 2016

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

La casa de los espíritus (Allende, Isabel, author.) Frost Library; PQ8098.1.L54 C3 2013

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

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

Cinco esquinas (Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8498.32.A65 C56 2016

Pariah in the desert : the heroic and the monstrous in Horacio Quiroga (Garth, Todd S., 1958-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8519.Q5 Z638 2016

Galeano : apuntes para una biografía (Kovacic, Fabián, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PQ8520.17.A4 Z72 2015