The UvA Library gives access to several pre-selected resources such as subject specific databases (see sample below) and e-journals.
Search the databases (and Google Scholar) preferably using ‘Advanced search’. ‘Advanced search’ allows you to better translate your research question into a search string (a combination of search terms) suited to find the information you need with the resource you are using.
- Gale Literary Sources
Publications on (comparative) literature studies and linguistics.
- Historical Abstracts
Publications on modern history (from 1450 onwards; the United States and Canada are not included).
- Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Interdisciplinary publications on all aspects of linguistics (sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language behaviour).
- MLA International Bibliography
Publications on (comparative) linguistics and literature studies, and folklore.
- UvA Catalogue(Plus)
Books and journals articles on all topics, available online (off campus access possible) or for loan at the UvA Library.
International databases such as Google Scholar, LLBA and MLA chiefly collect scholarly literature in English. It is therefore important that you expand your search to include (more) publications in Spanish, available via the UvA Library.
You can use Dialnet, an online bibliography with articles from over 9.000 Spanish language journals on (comparative) linguistics, literature studies and folklore. If an article is not available at Dialnet, please check if it is (online) available at the UvA Library.
- Other databases for Spanish and Latin American Studies.
- Acquisitions Latin American Studies and Acquisitions Spanish
Make sure to also visit and use CEDLA
(Centro de Estudios y Documentación Latinoamericanos), its website and resources.