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SPN 370: Intro to Cultural/Textual Analysis

Various resources including texts, films and critiques to support your coursework.

Spanish literature resources

Research in Spanish literature involves understanding and interpreting different genres and applying literary theory and translation skills. Much of your research will require finding critiques on an author's works. Here are some recommended resources for doing that.

Spanish Language and Literary Databases

Spanish literary background & criticism

Finding Materials in the Library

Circulating books on Spanish language are shelved by Library of Congress call number PC on the 5th floor, and Spanish literature is shelved by Library of Congress call number PQ on the 4th floor. VHSes are also on the 4th floor, and shelved by accession number instead of call no. (example: 356277).  DVDs and cds are on the first floor by the Circulation Desk. New books spend some initial time on a display on the first floor.

Catalog Search Tips

  • If you're searching for criticism on an author, be sure to search under Subject -- a useful subject heading to choose in the results  is the writer's name and criticism and interpretation This will bring up subject headings like: Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986--Criticism and Interpretation.
  • To virtually browse the shelves, do a browse search on Library of Congress Call #.
  • The catalog is fiercely Anglocentric, and tildes ~ and accents ' confuse it. This is generally true for most databases.
  • Stop words like "a" "an" "of"  "y" "de" are unnecessary and can limit your search results.
  • Use wild cards, for example, span* liter* as a keyword search brings all variants.



Electronic books

Ebsco electronic books require that create an Ebsco account in order to check items out for 1 -7 days.

Books require Adobe Digital Editions to view. Get an AdobeID online to download books on up to 6 different computers/mobile devices, as well as authorize your own. "This option enables you to read protected items that you download with Digital Editions on up to six computers and mobile devices. It also enables you to restore your eBooks from backup should you ever need to re-install your operating system. " If you choose not to get an AdobeID, access is limited as follows: "With this option, protected items that you already have or download later will be "tied" to this particular computer, will not be readable on other computers or devices, and can’t be restored from backup if the operating system is re-installed." Printing up to 60 pages is enabled.