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Religious Alterity in Medieval Spain

This guide is suggested for students of SPA3412 or those interested in Spanish history and culture.

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To find books, journal titles and other materials, whether in print or online formats, select the library’s tab CATALOG (or from the library homepage use the down arrow key to highlight the catalog). 

Search tips for the library catalog:

  • You can use quotes to combine words together:
                      “Spanish literature”
  • You can use an * or an ? to represent a wildcard. The * can represent 0 or many characters. The ? can represent 1 single character:
                      civil* = civil, or civility or civilization, or civilizations
  • Boolean Searching: You can use AND, OR, NOT in between words or phrases to combine them with boolean logic.
                        (muslim* OR musulman*) AND (espana OR spain OR spanish) AND "middle ages"

E-Z Borrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loan is available for books and journals that are not owned by Falvey. EZ-Borrow is usually faster than interlibrary loan, since the books come from a local library network. EZ-Borrow can be used for books that the Library owns, but that are currently checked out by somebody else.

Reference Books:


  • 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.

  • ATLA Religion Database
    ATLA Religion Database is the leading international database indexing citations in all scholarly fields of religion. ATLA Religion Database includes over 350,000 article citations from 1,400 journals, over 150,000 essay citations from 14,000 multi-author works, and over 350,000 book review citations.
  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
    Available online. Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

  • Historical Abstracts 
    An annotated reference guide to the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Includes journal articles, book reviews and dissertations.      

  • Humanities Full Text
    Indexes and abstracts articles in more than 300 periodicals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature.

  • International Medieval Bibliography
    Available online. A comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. Includes book reviews.

  • Iter: Bibliography of Medieval and Renaissance Europe from 400-1700
    A bibliography of more than 300 scholarly journal titles pertaining to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. 

    A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.      

  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts:  LLBA
    This database keeps abreast of cutting-edge developments in disciplines concerned with the nature and use of language. Coverage includes all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

  • Literature Resource Center.
    Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. The LRC is built on Contemporary Authors Online and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, containing more than 10,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars as well as Contemporary Literary Criticism Select.

  • MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures.
    Produced by the Modern Language Association of America, the MLA International Bibliography indexes critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore. Coverage includes journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, proceedings and other materials. The database includes all records indexed from 1963 to the present, approximately 1,200,000 records.

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Citation Software Solutions:

  • RefWorks
    Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.

Selected Subject Headings in Library Catalog

Subject terms to assist in locating books on a topic

sottigno Sue Ottignon
Research Support Librarian for Languages & Literatures
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 233

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


Last Modified: Sunday, February 5th, 2012