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:
Authors, Spanish
Spanish literature
Examples of keyword searches:
spanish literature AND criticism
"siglo de oro" AND criticism
(generacion OR generation) AND spanish literature AND criticism


WorldCat (FirstSearch)
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

MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
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.

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. Includes all materials published by Johns Hopkins University Press; all other content comes from university presses and scholarly societies.

 Biographical Information

  Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online (Gale)

  Literature Resource Center (Gale)

  Gale Literary Database - Contemporary Authors

  Library Catalog

 Articles : Suggested

  Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)

  Dialnet (Universidad de La Rioja)

  JSTOR

  Project Muse

  Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)

 Reference Books Online

  Cambridge History of Spanish Literature.

  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

  Style Guides


  PowerPoint -- Tutorials