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  • The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. Literatures from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America are represented , and while the majority of records are from English-language publications, many Spanish journals and books are represented in this database.
  • PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a searchable resource providing access to full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.
  • Literature Online is an online resource for the study and teaching of literature, with most articles pulblished in English. This database includes full-text journals, criticism and reference resources covering literary and linguistic study. Authors writing in any language, and in a range of media and disciplines, who are relevant to scholars and students of literary studies are included in the database.
  • Clicking on this link allows you to search across the literature of a broad range of disciplines.  Included are: Humanities International Complete, Humanities Abstracts, Historical Abstracts, L'Annee philologique, Art Full Text, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, the Religion and Philosophy Collection, Academic Search Complete and several other humanities related databases. 

  • JSTOR provides access to full-text, full-image, scholarly literature. The growing database contains the archives of major research journals in a variety of academic disciplines. JSTOR offers the scanned image of each journal page as it was originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Coverage for each journal starts with the very first issue, many of which date from the 1800's. For any overview of search strategies see JSTOR's Search Help.   Content dates from the first issue of a journal to approximately 5 years ago, so JSTOR is not a source for the most current articles. 

  • Periodicals Archive Online is an archive of hundreds of digitised British and European journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Newest material is 5 years old.

  • Contains the Arts & Humanities Citation Index with searchable author abstracts and covers 1,700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. The database includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography). This unique feature allows searching for articles that cite a known author or work. Coverage: 1975 - current

  • HAPI Online contains bibliographic citations to information about Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI indexes articles, book reviews (through 2001), documents, original literary works, and other materials published in over 500 international Humanties and Social Sciences journals.

  • The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is the world's leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500. The database comprises over 300,000 articles derived from regular coverage of some 4500 periodicals and 5000 miscellany volume (conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues). All articles are classified with full bibliographical details and subject classifications and indexing familiar to medievalists.




  • The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than 1.5 million images with tools for teaching and research. Its collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates from all over the world (read the full list here: http://www.artstor.org/collections). The collrections encompass a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, Ameican Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more (find sample subject guides here: http://www.artstor.org/subjectguides).

  • CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of several international museums. The database includes about 95.000 high-quality images available for teaching and research purposes

Literary Criticism

  • A database of ten encyclopedias of literary criticism (Contents include: Contemporary literary criticism -- Twentieth-century literary criticism -- Nineteenth-century literature criticism -- Shakespearean criticism -- Literature criticism from 1400 to 1800 -- Classical and medieval literature criticism -- Poetry criticism -- Short story criticism -- Drama criticism -- Children's literature review).

    While some full text content is not available online, comprehensive coverage can be found in the print editions located in the Weldon Reference Collection.

Primary Resources

  • La base de datos de texto completo Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro presenta el conjunto de las obras dramáticas fundamentales de los siglos XVI y XVII, en ediciones preferentemente recopiladas por sus autores o bajo su dirección. Contiene más de 800 piezas escritas por dieciséis dramaturgos, como por ejemplo, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Agustín de Moreto, etc.

    This full text database contains the most important dramatic works of sixteenth and seventeenth century Spain, with over 800 plays written by 16 dramatists, including Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Agustín Moreto etc. Each play is reproduced in full (in Spanish), including the "Preliminaries" which contain "aprobaciones", "censuras", "privilegios" etc.

  • Caribbean Literature is a searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Latin American Women Writers is an extensive searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Also included are essays by Latin American feminists and about the feminist movement.

  • The collection was assembled during the nineteenth century and early twentieth century by Chile's foremost authority on early printing and bibliography, José Toribio Medina and was donated by him to Chile's National Library in 1925. In 1940, Brown University Library undertook a microfilming project of selected titles in the National Library to augment the holdings of the John Carter Brown Library.  

    Contents     pt. 1. Mexican imprints, 1554-1750 (reels 1-30) -- pt. 2. Mexican imprints, 1750-1800 (reels 31-64) -- pt. 3. Spanish imprints, 1530-1646 (reels 65-99) -- pt. 4. Spanish imprints, 1647-1692 (reels 100-130) -- pt. 5. Spanish imprints, 1692-1788 (reels 131-176 -- pt. 6. Guatemalan imprints, 1663-1800 (reels 177-186) -- pt. 7. Imprints from Peru, and Los Angeles with additional titles from Mexico, Spain, and other regions (reels 187-248)

    A guide to the microfilm collection is available at DBW reference NO LOAN  F1410.L385 ser.6.

  • This collection features expedition records, original letters and maps of exploration and colonization, and "diaries of discoveries" from South America, from narratives of Columbus' first voyage (at Sloane Ms 1709) to the end of Colonial Spanish rule. The set covers European exploitation, evangelization, and botanical and geographical exploration in South America from Texas to Tierra del Fuego, and features maps, scrolls, descriptions of voyages by sea and river, terrain, flora and fauna, settlement posts, plantations and mines, missionary activities, and "diaries of discoveries". Territories represented include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Florida, Guatemala, Guiana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Patagonia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Texas, Uruguay, Venezuela and the West Indies.

    Languages include Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Italian. Also includes Bible translations in Quechua and other native languages and indigenous dramas and poems.

    A guide to the microfolm collection is available in print at DBW reference NO LOAN  E123.C7383,  and through the Center for Research Libraries online