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Spanish Conversation & Composition

This guide is suggested for students of SPA1111 and higher or those interested in Spanish culture.

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  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

  • GenderWatch
    A full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.

  • Academic OneFile
    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.

  • MLA International Bibliography 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.

  • 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.
    Located on 2nd floor, Bound Periodicals

  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources.

  • Opposing Viewpoints Resources
    Access information on social issues through viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
  • SourceOECD
    Click on "Try OECD iLibrary" to access full text access to all of the books, periodicals, statistics and working papers, in Spanish, produced by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development since 1998. Statistics are available via pdf files or via interactive databases with downloadable Excel or comma delimited text. Metadata is easily accessible. Books, periodicals and working papers may be searched by title or subject fields or in full text. Browsing by publication type or thematic subject is also available. SourceOECD comprises 20 Book collections by theme, containing all our monographs and reports; 24 periodicals; a reference title; and the OECD statistical databases.

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Spanish Conversation & Composition

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

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


Last Modified: Monday, August 18th, 2014