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Spanish: Articles on Your Topic

Resources for the Study of Spanish Language and Literature

Search for Articles on topics in Spanish in these Databases

Below is a selection of online resources that include a vast number of articles on topics in Spanish, including literary criticism, cultural history and more. The resources on this page include articles from both scholarly and popular sources, so be sure to evaluate your sources in order to make sure they're appropriate for your project.

Noticias en Español

Use Google Custom Search Engine en español para buscar un número de sitios seleccionados, gratuita y de calidad, al mismo tiempo.

Periodicos Del Mundo Hispánico

Todas estas fuentes de información están incluidos en el motor de búsqueda personalizada de Google. Utilizar el Google Custom Search para buscar en todos a la vez o buscar en los sitios individuales de uno en uno.

Developing Search Terms

The first step in picking a topic is to brainstorm by asking yourself a few questions.  What do you already know about this topic from your course readings?  Are there similar ideas that you might want to explore?  What are the key concepts that you're interested in pursuing?

Once you've spent a bit of time answering these questions, you can take the concepts you've identified and use the keywords and phrases to start searching for information.  Keep in mind that you'll need to build a base of knowledge before you can write effectively.

Database Search Strategies

Databases respond best to keyword searching.  To search efficiently, turn your research question into a keyword search:

Research Question:  How does Cervantes portray the relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza?

Search One: (Search with keywords connected by “and”):
relationship and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Search Two: (Truncate some of the keywords using *):
relat* and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Search Three: (Add alternate words into the search with “(or)”):
(relat* or connect* or friend*) and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Truncate keywords where applicable.  Truncation uses the asterisk (*) to end a word at its core, allowing you to retrieve many more documents containing variations of the search term.  Truncation can also be used to find the singular and plural forms of a term.  Example: educat* will find educate, educates, education, educators, educating and more.

 Relat*

 Connect*

 Friend*

 

Will Find:

 

 Relation
 Relations
 Relationship
 Relationships
 Relate
 Relating
 Relates
 Related

 Connect
 Connects
 Connected
 Connection
 Connections
 Connecting

 Friend
 Friends
 Friendship
 Friendship’s
 Friendships
 Friendly

Finding Full Text

You can find the full text, which means a complete copy, of an article in a number of ways, including direct links to HTML Full Text and PDF Full Text in the database you're searching as well as linked full text in a different database or online journal (Find Full Text).  See the illustrations below for where to find the full text in each case.



If you click the Find Full Text button and aren't taken directly to a complete copy of the article you want, you may see a citation that includes a link to the PDF or HTML full text. Below are samples of what you might see and where to get a full-text article.

Example of where to find the PDF in another database:

Example of where to find the PDF in an online journal: