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Spanish Research Seminar

This guide is suggested for students of SPA3970 or those interested in Spanish research methods.


 Books

Library Catalog

Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

Examples of Library of Congress subjects:
"spanish literature" and criticism and "to 1500"
Spain and History and "Civil War, 1936-1939" and "Literature and the war"
Parody and Spanish literature

Examples of keyword searches:
"Siglo de oro" and criticism
(Spain or Spanish) and baroque literature
(Spain or Spanish) and poe* and criticism

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WorldCat (OCLC)
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option.
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Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
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).
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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.
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 Articles on Literary Crticism

MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
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.
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Literature Criticism Online (Gale)
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.
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Literature Resource Center (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.
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JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
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Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Dialnet (Universidad de La Rioja)
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.
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 Biographical Information

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.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography: Latin American and Hispanic Literature
Online coverage of Brazilian, Chicano, Latin-American Fiction Writers and Dramatists.
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Literature Resource Center (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.
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Latin American Writers
A collection of biographical and critical essays on Latin American writers by scholars from the U.S., Latin America, and Europe.
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Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.
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 Articles : Suggested

 Reference Books Online

  Cambridge History of Spanish Literature.

Cambridge Companion to War Writing.

Download individual chapters and/or search across all series titles. One of the chapters from this work:

  • Cunningham, Valentine. "The Spanish Civil War.." The The Cambridge Companion to War Writing. Cambridge University Press, 2009. Cambridge Histories Online. Cambridge University Press. 16 October 2011

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Additional books available in Falvey Memorial Library:

    • Latin American writers. Sole, Carlos A. and Maria Isabel Abreu, eds. New York : Scribner, c1989.
      PQ7081.A1 L37 1989  3vols

    • Gale's Literary Index
      A master index to literary series published by Gale. It combines and cross references more than 130,000 author names (including pseudonyms and variant names) and more than 140,000 titles. For biographical information and critical essays. The library owns the print volumes to many of the titles found in the index. Click on Romance Languages --Reviews to find the series title and its call number.

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sottigno Sue Ottignon
Research Support Librarian for Languages & Literatures
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 220
610-519-5184


Susan Ottignon is the subject librarian for Romance Languages and Literature and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.


 


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