Use the WSU online
to find location and availability of books and other media
in Stewart Library. Most books are located
two of the library in the General Collection under the call numbers
beginning with PC4000 (Spanish language) and PQ6000-8000 (Spanish
literature) and PB1 (language learning).
Cat to find books in other libraries. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login. Stewart
Library Interlibrary Loan
services will order for you.
Depending on the focus of your research, use some of the following
criteria and terms to focus your search in catalogs and databases:
- by subject: poetry, comedy, picaresque,
- by author: Allende, Cervantes
- by places: Spain, Latin America, Chile
- by time periods: Spain - History - 711-1516, Golden Age,
- by other issues: Cordoba (Spain) - Islamic Influences
Library of Congress Subject
- Spain - Civilization, or social life and customs
- Spanish Literature
- Spanish Language
- Ethnic groups -- [country]
- Ethnic relations --[country]
- Literature and society --[country]
- [name of country]
For literary criticism,
use the term "Criticism" and the name of an author or
title in the catalog to find books analyzing specific author's works.
For example: enter criticism Cervantes as a general keyword
search in the catalog. Other useful subject headings may include:
Literature - History and Criticism, Rhetoric, Deconstruction, Feminist
Criticism, Formalism, and Literary Analysis.
- The Country Studies
- This series, published by Library of Congress, presents
a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social,
economic, political, and national security systems and institutions
of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships
of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
Not every country is represented and dates of publication vary.
See links below, within Country Guides,
to individual country titles.
- LANIC EText
Collection - Research papers written by Latin American studies
scholars; theses, dissertations, proceedings; books; speeches;
periodical publications; and official documents. Some are in Spanish,
others in English.
Text Collections in Western European Literature - literary
texts in Spanish.
LEMIR - textos de literatura Espanola medieval y del renacimiento
From Bookstores: Order
books online from Amazon Books,
Barnes and Noble or Yahoo Books
Page. Also use Books
in Print sources as needed.
Interlibrary Loan :
If we do not own a particular book or article you need, we will
borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary
Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries and
other materials you use to "refer" to. Use these resources
for background information on a topic. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
Diccionario Critico Etimologico Castellano
E Hispanico - Stewart Library, Main level, REF PC4580.C6
Diccionario Enciclopedico Planeta - Stewart
Library, Main level, REF PC4625.D4 (v. 1-10)
El Diccianario Castellano De Ejemplos Practicos
- Stewart library, Main level, REF PC4445.H675 1995
- Grove Dictionaries of Art and of Music -
for Latin American Studies - multidisciplinary bibliography
on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated
by scholars. (not full text)
American Reference Resources - Dictionaries, encyclopedias,
calendars, calculators, weather, etc.
Resource Center (includes Contemporary Authors, Dictionary
of Literary Biography and other materials) - Literature
Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies
and critical analysis of over 90,000 authors from every age and
literary discipline. Search by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary
Movement or Literary Themes. A great place to start any literature
research project or paper. Many Spanish speaking authors are listed.
(Wilson) - More than 46,000 full-text profiles of authors,
artists, prizewinners, politicians, world leaders, musicians and
more. Covers the Ancient World to the present. Use Remote
Access if off campus.
Encarta - Spanish version of popular encyclopedia.
are some selected examples. Use the catalog or browse the shelves
to see many more reference books on literature and literary criticism.
Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature
- Stewart Library, Main level, REF PQ7081.A1 E56 2000
Country Studies - Government
Culturegrams - Reference Table 9A GT150.C85.
Handy summary of practical information for the traveler; touches
on the social customs and the economic, political and historical
characteristics of the country useful for the visitor to know.
Encyclopedia of the Third World - HC59.7.K87.
Provides a compact, balanced and objective description of the
dominant political, economic, and social systems of 122 countries
of the world.
Encyclopedia of World Cultures - Reference
Table 9A GN307.E53 1991. Volumes cover 1,500 cultures from around
the world. Each entry includes information on cultural relations,
kinship, marriage and family, religion, and a bibliography.
Europa World Yearbook - Reference Table
9A JN102.E852 . Provides a detailed profile on each country
with a good statistical survey on key economic statistics.
Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature
- Stewart Library, Main level, REF PQ7081.A1 E56 2000
Handbook of Latin American Studies
General Collection Z6105.H23 (v. 1-38)
Spanish American Authors: The Twentieth
Century - Stewart Library, Main level, REF PQ7081.3 F57 1992
several good sources for book reviews. These are useful for
- Book Review Digest - Reviews of fiction and
nonfiction in magazines and journals. Search by author and
publication date to find review excerpts and references to reviews
in other publications.
- Books in Print
with Reviews - Some full text reviews.
Libros En Espanol - search for a book by author or title,
scroll down to see both editorial reviews and review excerpts
from major publications and customer reviews from interested readers.
New York Times Book Reviews - Search the books archive for
full text book reviews and news since 1996.
- All of the article databases below can also be used to
find book reviews and critical articles.
To find articles
on your topic you need to use article databases, also known as periodical
indexes. Each database usually covers a group of subject related
journals. Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. Most
indexes are available from off campus.
- MLA International Bibliography is usually the best index for
researching literature and literary criticism topics. MLA provides
article reference for articles in literature, languages,
linguistics, and folklore in several languages, including Spanish,
back to 1963. Updated ten times per year.
- Arts &
Humanities Search - Citations from many of the world's leading
arts and humanities journals. 1980 - present, updates weekly.
en Espanol - Search Ebscohost databases with a Spanish interface.
Most articles are in English. Includes:
Search Premier - Provides some full text articles in over
a thousand magazines and journals
Source Premier Coverage includes management, economics, finance,
accounting, and international business topics. Selected full-text.
Latin Americanist Research Resources Project - Index to selected
Latin American periodicals. Not full text.
See other Arts
and Humanities databases
and journals on literature and literary criticism can be browsed
in the Current Periodicals Area, in the "PC" and "PQ"
section on the library's middle level. Bound volumes of older issues
are found on the top level in call number order. The library subscribes
to the following journals:
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
online from 1/2000)
Hispanic Review PQ1.H673 (also
online from 1990 in Academic Search Premier)
Revista De Estudios Hispanicos
The Modern Language Journal
PB1.M72 (also online from 04/01/1996 to present in Education Full Text)
Foreign Language Annals PB1.F711
subscribes to many electronic journals in comparative literature
some WWW sites to get you started. Most of these will take you to
other links, so explore!