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Spanish Language & Hispanic Studies: SPAN 3680
A resource guide for faculty and students in the Spanish Section of the Department of World Languages & Cultures at BGSU.
The University Libraries subscribes to or owns a considerable amount of information written in Spanish. In most cases, you can conduct your search in English and limit your results to Spanish language. Specific directions for each of the recommended databases is provided.
Information about finding and including images in your project is also available.
Core Database: Literary Resource Center (Gale)
Searches information about authors and their works. Includes biographies, portraits, critical essays, excepts of literary criticism, summaries of works, and full-text journal articles.
HIGHLIGHT: Use this resource to find background information before you begin your research. You will find information about some Latin American writers. Some information may be in Spanish, though the content in this database is primarily in English. To find articles written in Spanish, use the advanced search feature and select Spanish from the drop-down list of languages.
MLA indexes thousands of books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics every year, including works about literature transmitted orally, in print, or in audiovisual media and about human language. Coverage 1926 to present.
HIGHLIGHT: This database, considered to be the most comprehensive literature database, indexes materials written in Spanish but the indexing is in English. Search this database using English, though titles of works will be in Spanish. Additionally, this database will provide links to the full-text resources available in JSTOR, Project Muse, and other full-text resources.
A multi-disciplinary full-text database that includes peer-reviewed journals, and a great resource for finding articles on any topic. Indexing and abstracting are in English, even when an article is written in another language. To find articles written in Spanish, conduct your search in English and then, once you have a list of results, click on the Advanced Search link and then from the Language list, select Spanish. Another strategy is to search using terms in Spanish.
A unique collection of scholarly academic journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers. This database provides full-text coverage (including PDFs) for nearly 200 scholarly Spanish-language journals. Almost all articles are in Spanish, but you can search in Spanish or English. How is this possible? Although most articles are in Spanish, indexing and abstracting are in English and Spanish.
A full-text database of scholarly journals in humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The included titles go back to the first issue, although the most recent 3 to 5 years are not included. Be careful: this database searches the full text of articles, not just indexing and abstracting. To find articles written in Spanish, use the advanced search feature and select Spanish from the drop-down list of languages. You will need to search using both languages to conduct a thorough search.
Literary Reference Center (LRC) contains detailed information on authors and their works, combining information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals to provide plot summaries, literary criticism, authors' biographies, articles from literary journals, and book reviews. Items are primarily in English.
A comprehensive selection of peer-reviewed journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. It is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many leading university presses and scholarly societies. Coverage varies (1993 to present). You can access articles in Project Muse via MLA, but its search capabilities allow you to conduct full-text searches of articles, not just searches of indexing and abstracting. Search using both languages to be thorough.
Contains over 60 image collections, including collections from the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art, as well as most of the former AMICO archive. Search or browse images within ARTstor and then print, download or save images for educational use.