While researching your topic, don’t forget to take a look at the vast collection of books Falvey has to offer.
- You are probably accustomed to finding scholarly articles as part of a research project, but books are also a significant area of scholarly publishing.
- Don’t forget to hit the stacks! (Or, click through to our many online and e-books.)
MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest) Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Includes citations to articles from over 3000 journals and series published internationally, as well as monographs, collections, and various types of reference works. MLA Directory of Periodicals
Indexes and abstracts articles in more than 300 periodicals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Biographies, bibliographies and analysis of over 115,000 authors.In-depth coverage of the most studied authors. Cross searching capability between LRC and Gale Virtual Reference Library. Poetry Criticism (Gale)
Provides critical analyses of the works of poets of all eras. Entries provide an introductory biographical sketch, an author portrait, a primary bibliography, annotated full text and excerpted criticism of the poets' works and sources for additional reading. When available, comments from the poets themselves are included. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text. Titles of poems are searchable. Reprints also available from Literature Resource Center. Short Story Criticism (Gale)
Covers critical analyses of the works of major authors of short fiction. Includes full-text (90%) and excerpts of published critical essays, with an overview of the author or work and a historical survey of the critical response. Searchable by the title of the short story. Reprints also available from Literature Resource Center. JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Academic OneFile (Gale)
A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
The Library has a large number of subject specific online encyclopedias, companions and handbooks with exhaustive and well-researched entries written by subject experts. These essays are generally helpful startiing points and can help you in defining and focusing your topic. Essays generally include bibliographies that will lead you to further sources on your topic.
Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Companions
Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
"The Portuguese and Spanish-speaking states created in the early 1820s following the wars of independence differed enormously in geographical and demographical scale, ethnic composition and economic resources, yet shared distinct historical and cultural traits; together they comprise Latin America. Specially-commissioned essays analyse history, politics, art and literature from the nineteenth century to the present day and consider the heritage of pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America. A chronology and guides to further reading are included, making this volume an invaluable introduction to the rich and varied culture of modern Latin America."
Cambridge History of Latin American Literature
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
Cambridge companion to the Latin American Novel
The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature is by far the most comprehensive and authoritative work of its kind. Its three volumes cover the whole sweep of Latin American literature (including Brazilian) from pre-Columbian times to the present, and contain chapters on Latin American writing in the USA. Specialists in North America, Latin America, and Britain have contributed to this uniquely reliable reference work, creating a set of books which contains innovative approaches that will expand and animate the field for years to come.
Historical dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater
Novels from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin America are read in translation all over the world. This Companion offers a broad overview of the novel's history and analyses in depth several representative works by, for example, Gabriel García Márquez, Machado de Assis, Isabel Allende and Mario Vargas Llosa. Indispensable to students of Latin American studies, of comparative literature and of the development of the novel as genre, the Companion features a comprehensive bibliography and chronology and concludes with an essay about the success of Latin American novels in translation
Online resource provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America. Entries for authors, ranging from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history.
Latin American Writers
A collection of biographical and critical essays on Latin American writers by scholars from the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. It includes over 176 chroniclers, novelists, poets, journalists, and playwrights from the 16th century to the present. Latino and Latina Writers
"A two-volume bio-bibliographical and critical examination of more than 50 Cuban, Dominican, Chicano and Puerto Rican writers. Includes only authors who have published since 1960." Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Biographies, bibliographies and analysis of over 115,000 authors.In-depth coverage of the most studied authors. Cross searching capability between LRC and Gale Virtual Reference Library. MagillOnLiterature Plus
"MagillOnLiterature Plus contains editorially reviewed critical essays, brief plot summaries, extended character profiles, and detailed setting discussions covering works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, essayists, and philosophers. n addition, 378 comprehensive genre-driven overview essays provide details about important literary genres, time periods, and national literatures." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Latin American and Hispanic Literature
Online coverage of Brazilian, Chicano, Latin-American Fiction Writers and Dramatists. Modern Spanish American Poets, First Series.
Ed. Maria Antonia Salgado. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 283 (2003) Coverage of poets from: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and El Salvador. Modern Spanish American Poets, Second Series.
Ed. Maria Antonia Salgado. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 290. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Coverage of poets from: Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
The Dictionary of Literary Biography print series has been a favorite with students and scholars for many years, often the first place to go to find authoritative biographical and critical essays on “the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.”
Most databases assist in formatting your citations dependent upon the required style for your research paper, e.g. MLA Style, Chicago, APA and Turabin. For example, look for the "cite" button in the following databases:
EBSCO software ProQuest software
Research and Documentation Online
This Guide, by Hacker & Fister, reviews all the major documentation styles including citing print and electronic resources using MLA Style (Humanities).
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
Reference Research Consulting Desk LB2369 .G53 2009
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