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 (EBSCO)
Provides citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. International in scope; coverage from 1926 to the present. Includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals. Dialnet (Universidad de La Rioja)
Indexes journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, dissertations, and other documents in the social sciences and the humanities published mostly in Spain and to a lesser extent in Latin America. Much of the content in available in full text. Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Provides full text access to critical essays, work and topic overviews, texts from literary magazines, biographies, and more. Covers a wide range of authors including novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists. Literature Criticism Online (Gale)
Provides compilations of literary criticism. Includes the complete runs of Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included. Project Muse
Provides full-text access to books and journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Arts & Humanities Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
Indexes core journals in the arts and humanities. Includes citing and cited references for each article. Search fields include article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, address word (i.e., author's institution), and funding agency. Coverage goes back to 1991. Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts academic journals, magazines, and book reviews in the humanities. Includes abstracts and selected full text. Coverage extends back to 1984.
Library Catalog WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries 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.
Provides citations, abstracts, and full text, when available, of dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present. 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.