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Helpful Databases for Spanish Language & Literature
Fuente Academica Premier
Multi-disciplinary database that offers full-text content to many academic areas including business and economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library and information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology. Includes over 450 scholarly Spanish-language journals from Latin-America, Portugal and Spain.
HAPI Online: Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Online version of the Hispanic American Periodicals Index, the principal index for key journals relating to Hispanics in the United States, Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Subjects included are geography, archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, folklore, religion, art, literature, drama, and film.
Some citations have links to full-text.
Humanities Full Text
Provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. With the full-text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for more than 700 journals of which 470 are peer-reviewed.
JSTOR: Journals, primary sources, and books
JSTOR provides electronic access to back runs of more than 2,000 important scholarly journals, more than 60,000 e-books, and over 2 million primary sources. Search by subject or browse full text of scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social science and life sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.
MLA International Bibliography
Offers an index to critical scholarship and articles on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Contains 2.3 million citations from 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers.
PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas)
A comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. Offering key titles indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content.
Books at Smith Library Center: click on the cover to find it in WorldCat@SU
Search for books in WorldCat@SU
TIP: Create a list of words or concepts related to your topic and use them to search WorldCat@SU. Search results will include books, media, articles and more. To see just books, use the Search Tools and limit Format to Books.
FOR EXAMPLE The Library of Congress subject heading for play is play . You can search using keywords like leisure and recreation, but you will get more specific results if you add "Latin America" to your search words.
The description in a book's record includes contents and subject headings. Click on a Subjects link to find other books on the topic.
A few terms to get your search started:
Extended borrowing privileges
Hey Capstone Students! Items you check out from Smith Library Center for your capstone can be borrowed for the entire semester. Be sure to alert the InfoDesk assistant when checking out an item for your capstone, and we will extend the due date.
Get It! interlibrary loan items are subject to the due date set by the lending library and are not eligible for extended borrowing privileges.
Get It!: Interlibrary loan and acquisitions
If you find a book, article, or other item that isn't in our collection, you can request it through Get It!. Our library will either borrow the item from another library on your behalf, or we will purchase it for the collection.
Benson Latin American Collection at UT
The Benson Latin American Collection at UT Austin is one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latinx Studies, excelling in humanities and social sciences, in addition to an array of scientific and professional literature published in Latin America. Its holdings include nearly a million books, magazines, newspapers, journals and other materials
UT Libraries / TexShare Card
To borrow books directly from UT:
- Get a TexShare card from the InfoDesk inside Smith Library Center.
- Take the TexShare card and your SU ID to the Courtesy Borrower Desk at the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) to obtain a free UT borrower card.
In addition to borrowing books, you can search UT's databases while you are at PCL, but are limited to one 60-minute session per day. You will not be able to access UT's databases from outside the library.
Smith Library has 24-hour student building access (with ID card) for most of the week during the normal fall and spring semesters.
Always check the library website for the most current operational hours.
From off-campus, simply provide your SUeID & password to authenticate yourself and gain access to the library's databases.
TIP: Make sure you're logging into the Southwestern login screen, NOT the database's login screen.
Never pay for articles; the library can get that information for you at no cost from another source. Ask a librarian about Get It!
Need help writing or citing your paper?
- Printed style manuals are located on the shelves of SLC in the Research Commons and in the Main Collection.
MLA Citation Style
Complete your research by correctly citing all your sources. MLA is the style and citation guide to use for this class.
OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab: MLA General Format, for the basics of MLA style. Includes a citation generator. For the most complete and authoritative information use the Handbook, available in the Research Commons and on Reserve.