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  • Sonia [dot] Smith [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4715 x09177
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Sources for Background Information

General Encyclopedias

General Language Dictionaries

Literary Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


Core Databases

  • MLA International Bibliography
    A subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It covers also dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), dates back to 1925 and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers
  • Literature Online(LION)
    Combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Includes: ABELL, MLA International Bibliography, New Essays on the American Novel, Cambridge Companions to Literature, Biographies, Bibliographies, and more
  • Literature Resource Center
    up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Includes Gale Literary Index

Additional Databases (Subscribed content)

  • Project MUSE
    Complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from 120 publishers, and more than 28,000 books from the 110 publishers in the University Press Content Consortium
    Reference resource providing 165 full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Offers subject headings for key titles indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), a database produced by the Latin American Center of the University of California, Los Angeles. Spanish, Portuguese, and English language content
  • Francis
    Multilingual, multidisciplinary database covering the humanities and social sciences. Abstracts and index terms in English and French
  • Humanities FT and Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective
    Both sources combined include a large number of academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database 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. Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective, covers 1907-1984
  • Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro
    Base de datos de texto completo del conjunto de las obras dramáticas fundamentales de los siglos XVI y XVII. 800 piezas escritas por dieciséis dramaturgos
  • The life and times of Jorge Luis Borges
    Database of the Jorge Luis Borges Collection and Documentation Center of the Fundación San Telmo. includes manuscripts and letters, books, periodicals, photographs, audio and video recordings, newspaper and magazine clippings, and other objects and documents

Selected Internet Sites

  • Archivos y Centros Estatales gestionados por la Secretaría de Estado de Cultura
  • Portal de archivos españoles
    The Inventario dinamico section gives access to 11 archives including Archivo Geneal de Indias and Archivo Historico Nacional
  • Biblioteca Digital Hispánica
    manuscritos, libros impresos del siglo XV al siglo XIX, grabados, dibujos, carteles, fotografías y mapas
  • Clásicos en la Biblioteca Nacional
    Ediciones singulares de obras de los más importantes autores españoles.
  • Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
    Provides bibliographic information and access to documents, audio and photographs in various repositories, digital libraries, research portals and archives in the areas of literature, history, antrhropology and politics. Covers Spain (Spanish, Catalan, Galician) and Latin America. Special collections included are sign language and children literature
  • Biblioteca Virtual de la Filología Española
    Directorio bibliográfico de diccionarios, gramáticas, libros de historia de la lengua, de ortografía, ortología, prosodia, métrica, diálogos...
  • Insula. Revista de Letras y ciencias humanas
    Online index to this long-running literary magazine (1946) with monographic issues devoted to one author, one period, topics and motifs of literary history, and the analysis of literary production in the different languages of the Spanish peninsula: Catalan, Galician and Basque, always keeping in mind Latin American literature. The magazine is available in print (current year on display) and on microfilm (Z1007 I54 Microfilm
  • Babelia, revista cultural de El Pais
    entrevistas, críticas, reportajes, columnas, artículos, ilustraciones y fotografías
  • Instituto Cervantes
    Organization created in 1991 to promote and teach the Spanish language as well as the other co-oficial langiuages and promote Spanish and Hispanic American culture (Arts, Science, Literature, Music, Cinema. Includes several portals, such as Centro Virtual Cervantes http://cvc.cervantes.es/ for teachers of t he Spanish language, and translators, and Portal del hispanismo http://hispanismo.cervantes.es/ with information of Hispanists, University Departments and Associations doing Hispanic Studies in the World
  • The Cervantes Project
    Contains the Cervantes International Bibliography online, several electronic editions of Cervantes's complete works, digital image archive, PDF project publications, and links.
  • Gregorio Mayans y Siscar digital
    Includes Complete Works, Correspondence and Bibliography
  • Guaman Poma - El primer Nueva corónica y buen gobierno
    Internet edition of illustrated MS. by native Andean seeking reform of Spanish colonial governance, addressed to Philip III, King of Spain.
  • LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
    WWW-Virtual Library Guide for Latin American Studies, from the University of Texas.
  • La Página del Idioma Español
    Sections with links to literature pages (electronic journals, author pages), digital dictionaries (Spanish language: general, special, and bilingual), translation (topics, problems and advice), Spanish grammar, Spanish and Latin American radio stations on the Internet, and more.
  • Parnaseo
    Links to the journal Lemir (Literatura Española Medieval y del Renacimiento), catalogues of Spanish libraries, literary pages, virtual libraries and ISBN (Spanish books in print).
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Project
    Electronic edition of complete works of 17th century Mexican poet-nun, based on the text of Alfonso Méndez Plancarte and Alberto G. Salceda.

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