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SPAN 409: Colonial Spanish American Literature (Carcelén-Estrada): Literary Resources

Research Survey

First, a quick poll....

Getting Started: Find Books and Articles in CrossSearch

Try exploring CrossSearch for books and articles related to your topic.   To search for only books, click the "Catalog Only" button in the left menu of the results page.



Suggested Reference Books

Map of the Dinand Stacks

Books at Dinand Library are arranged by Library of Congress Call Number.

  • Reference books are in the Main Reading Room.
  • Call numbers A through G are on the upper (Mezzanine) level.
  • Call numbers H through Z are on the lower (Ground) level (with a few exceptions).
  • Oversize books (with a "+" in the call number) are shelved at the end of the normal section for that letter. 
Dinand Mezzanine Level
  Dinand Ground Level


Search Literature Databases

Tracing a Journal Citation

If you already have the citation information for an article, don't use the databases -- you can track it down directly through the eJournals portal! 


All the information that you will need is in this citation. You can find some tips for using the eJournals portal here.  Can't find the journal in eJournals? Check the catalog to see if we have a paper copy in the library: 



In addition to searching the research databases listed here, you may also want to try searching in specific subject specific journals. Search Holy Cross' EJournal list here.

Examples of journals:

Print Journals

While many journal articles are available online, keep in mind that some journal are only available in print. You'll find relevant print journals in the call number range PQ6001 - PQ8929

The journals listed below are available only in print. The MLA International Bibliography database indexes these journals so article citations from these journals will be included in your MLA search results. You can then use the citation information to locate the article in Dinand. 

Journal volumes cannot be checked out from Dinand, but you'll be able to scan the pages of any article that you'd like to read for your research. There are two book scanners on the first floor fo Dinand.