The Library subscribes to a variety of online databases, which index scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Most of the Library's online indexes cover specific geographic areas, time periods, or academic disciplines. Carefully read the database description in order to select the best resource for your project. Good starting points are the following indexes:
MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
Dialnet (Universidad de La Rioja)
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.
Dialnet (Diffusion of Alert in the Network) is a platform of resources and documentary services, whose main target concentrates in improving the visibility and the access to Hispanic scientific literature through Internet. Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Literature Criticism Online (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
LCO is an extensive compilation of literary commentary reaching back 30 years and cover centuries of critiques on authors and their works that span all time periods, types of literature and regions. The cross searchable collection brings together the most acclaimed literary series Drama Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism and Short Story Criticism providing criticism on the major authors, dramatists and poets. The database includes Shakespearean Literature Criticism with a comprehensive coverage of critical interpretations of his plays and poetry. Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
Indexes articles, book reviews, documents and literary works about Latin America, the Caribbean Basin, and Hispanics in the U.S., from over 500 social science and humanities journals. JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books 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. Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
Provides quick, powerful access to bibliographic and citation information you need to find research data and analyze trends, journals, and researchers from the world's leading arts and humanities journals. The database provides user ability to track prior research and monitor current developments, see who is citing their work, measure the influence of colleagues' work, and follow the path of today's hottest ideas. Coverage begins 1991 to present. Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
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.
Library Catalog WorldCat (OCLC)
Dissertations and Theses Global (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). E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
Books @ Falvey
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 and Handbooks
Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American 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 companion to the Latin American Novel
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 Cambridge companion to the Spanish novel : from 1600 to the Present Cambridge History of Latin American Literature
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. Cambridge History of Spanish Literature.
Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms
See Chapter 34. Santiáñez, Nil. "Great masters of Spanish Modernism", The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 479-499. Cambridge Histories Online.
This is the first comprehensive history of Spanish literature, to be published in English, since the 1970s brings together experts from the USA, the UK, and Spain. The essays cover the full range of Spanish poetry, prose, and theater from the early Middle Ages to the present day. The chapters chart a wide range of literary periods and movements and consider the influences of film and new media on modern Spanish literature.
Available format: online and print. The work "expands the scope of modernism beyond its traditional focus to explore the contributions of artists from regions such as Spain, the Balkans, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Nigeria." Includes essays, such as, "Modernity’s Labors in Latin America: The Cultural Work of Cuba’s Avant-Gardes," and "The Temporalities of Modernity in Spanish American Modernismo: Darío’s Bourgeois King." Oxford Handbook of Modernisms
See chapter: "Hispanic Literature and Modernism."
Available format: online and print. The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms positions literary modernisms and the modernist arts with mass society and popular culture in both national and transnational settings. The work covers themes of modernist studies research on the variety of cultural, aesthetic, and geographical factors inherent to the creation of modernism.