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:
Examples of keyword searches:
spanish literature AND criticism
"siglo de oro" AND criticism
(generacion OR generation) AND spanish literature AND criticism
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.
Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
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.
Articles on Literary Criticism
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 present. Subscription to the MLA International Bibliography also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals..
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.
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.
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.
Provides full-text access to books and journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Includes all materials published by Johns Hopkins University Press; all other content comes from university presses and scholarly societies.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Gale Literary Database - Contemporary Authors
Articles : Suggested
Dialnet (Universidad de La Rioja)
Simple keyword searches can result in a large number of hits. Take advantage of JSTOR's Advanced Search features: exclude book reviews, limit retrievals by disciplines such as language & literature, search for keywords in title or author fields.
Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
A Short Introduction to Historical Abstracts is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Reference Books Online
Download individual chapters and/or search across all series titles.
Cambridge companion to the Spanish novel
Cambridge History of Latin American Literature
Cambridge companion to the Latin American Novel
Historical dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater
Cambridge History of Literary Criticism
Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics
Cambridge Companion to War Writing
- MLA Handbook. Eighth edition. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab, Research and Citation Resources (provides help with most citation formats)
- MLA Undergraduate Sample Paper. (PDF) Purdue University Online Writing Lab.