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.)
Falvey Library Catalog E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Articles and books that are not owned by the library can be easily borrowed through our interlibrary loan system. ILLiad is best for requesting article.(There is no charge for this service.) E-Z Borrow is the preferred method for requesting books, whether the library owns them or not, that are available in that system. WorldCat (OCLC) Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image).
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 4,400 journals and series published internationally, as well as monographs, collections, and various types of reference works. Subscription to the MLA International Bibliography also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. The database also provides coverage of interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Poetry Criticism (Gale)
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Cross-searching capability between Literature Resource Center (LRC) and Gale Virtual Reference Library
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.
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.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online (Gale)
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. Offers Documentary, Main, and Yearbook series. 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. 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 (EBSCO)
"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."
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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