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Spanish and Portuguese Languages & Literatures

  • Archivo Virtual de la Edad de Plata, 1868-1936
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    Provides access to books and archival collections of the "Silver Age" in eight institutions, including one in Mexico.
  • Artes e Historia Mexico
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    Information database, full text reviews, bibliography and images, with links to reference sources and electronic journals on the Internet related to Mexican history and arts.
  • Basque Database
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    The database provides access to information about Basque topics written or produced after 1994. Core journals are indexed completely while other journal articles appear in the database when they fit the scope of the database. Formats included are articles, books, chapters of edited books, dissertations, and other publications. Also included are Basque-related videos and DVDs, musical recordings, maps, and other media. The database currently contains more than 18,000 records.
  • Bibliografía de la Literatura Española
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    Bibliographic database of Spanish literature.
  • Biblioteca Virtual del Patrimonio Bibliográfico
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    This database contains digital facsimiles of rare manuscript collections and early printed books which are part of Spain's historical patrimony. It includes more than 900,000 pages and 3218 titles preserved in Spanish public libraries. The project is produced by Spain's Ministerio de Cultura and the Comunidades Autonomas.
  • Dialnet
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    This is a virtual library of Spanish academic journals, hosted by the University de la Rioja in Spain. Primarily a bibliographic index with tables of contents, it covers more than 5,000 journals and 2.1 million documents. There are a growing number of fulltext articles available as content is continuously updated. Subjects covered include the sciences, social sciences and the humanities and arts. It is particularly useful for subjects related to Spain, such as history and Islamic studies, not well covered by other popular databases. English language search is available. Coverage is 1980 to ther present.
  • Digitalia Hispanica
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    This database contains full text Spanish language electronic books and journals. Currently USC patrons have access to more than 400 purchased titles.
  • E-Revistas
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    An open access digital platform that provides access to high quality scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. The titles are in Spanish and are published in Spain and Latin America. Currently the database contains more than 400 titles and 110,000 fulltext articles.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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    This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary. The books are searchable by both author and title. In addition, all books included in this collection are accessible through Homer.
  • Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL)
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    The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) provides a digital venue for documenting the expression of social and political life through performance in the many political landscapes of the Americas. HIDVL brings together materials that existed only in small private archives that lacked the resources to care for these extraordinary cultural documents. Using the resources of digital technology, the Hemispheric Institute ensures thelong-term preservation of these rare videos and make them accessible to viewers around the world. The trilingual Artist Profiles contextualize the video collections with photos, texts, interviews, bibliographies and additional materials that viewers might find useful: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/artistprofiles/
    In order to use the database you need to create an account on the Hemi website (using your .edu email)
  • Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
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    USC's holdings of the American ethnic press are significantly enhanced with the addition of this collection from Readex Newsbank covering Hispanic American newspapers from 22 U.S. states published in the period 1808-1980. Searchable by dates and "eras", article types, languages, place of publication, and newspaper title.
  • Hispanic-American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
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    Locate articles in the humanities and social sciences from and about Latin America and related to Chicano and Latino studies from the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Some fulltext available.
  • Informe!
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    Informe! This is a database with fulltext articles published from 1994 to the present on contemporary issues in Latin American studies. The sources include mostly Spanish language scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC)
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    The Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents database, or LAPTOC, provides open electronic access to the tables of contents of journals published in Latin America and the Caribbean between the years 1994 and 2009. LAPTOC consists of more than 800 academic and research journals published in 29 countries in the region, including bibliographic references to more than 250,000 articles in the area's major languages. Database searches can be made by journal title, keywords in author and article titles, and country of publication. The user can save citations, create bibliographies, and e-mail or download results of searches.
  • Latin American Women Writers
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    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 that address both the universal concerns of women in every age and the distinctive issues of their struggles in the region. The database features 103,624 pages of prose, poetry and drama.
  • Latino Literature
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    This is the most comprehensive database in this field, with more than 100,000 pages of fiction and poetry representing Chicano and Latin American writers working in the United States. The drama section will soon include over 450 plays, with 500 photographs on the Hispanic Theater. The majority of works are from the 20th c., from the Chicano Renaissance to the present day. The groups represented are Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Argentineans, Dominicans, and Central Americans. Supplementary items included are playbills and performance material, poetry readings, book presentation flyers, book covers, and photographs. All items are indexed and linked to the texts. Texts are in English or Spanish.
  • Life and Times of Jorge Luis Borges
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    Provides bibliographic, textual, chronological and illustrated matter from the Jorge Luis Borges Collection and Documentation Center of the Fundacion San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the world's largest collection of materials related to this notable Latin America writer's life and works, which were created between 1913 and 1985. The database allows a variety of searches. Subjects covered are all those of interest to Borges: literature, culture, history,politics, philosophy, linguistics and art.
  • Literature Criticism Online
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    LCO is comprised of 10 collections of English-language scholarly and popular commentary on literary works in most languages ranging from the classical to Shakespeare to contemporary publications. Covers not only novels but also poetry, short stories, and drama. Entries are in-depth and include bibliographies. Search by key words, author, title, or browse by works, authors, and topics.
  • MLA International Bibliography
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    Index to scholarly publication in literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over 4000 journals and series published worldwide. Indexing only: no full text.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
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    OLDO provides fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials. It features over 4 million words, phrases, and translations. Includes Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish into and out of English with pronounciation software.
  • Oxford Text Archive
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    The Oxford Text Archive (OTA) collects, catalogues, preserves and distributes high-quality digital electronic texts and other literary and language resources for research and teaching. It currently holds thousands of texts in more than 25 different language (e.g., Middle High German, Ancient Greek, and Sanskrit).
  • PARES: Portal de archivos espanoles
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    A portal and database created by Spain's Ministerio de Cultura containing more than twenty million documents and digital images from the principal Spanish archives, including the Archive of the Indies and Archive of the Spanish Civil War.
  • Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
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    Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.
  • Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro
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    Database of Spanish Golden Age drama.
  • Texas Collection of Comedias Sueltas and Spanish Theater
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    A database of a major collection of Spanish dramatic literature in small pamphlet form, includes popular theatrical and musical entertainment genres and 15,000 works from Spain and Latin America, by 2,500 authors, from 1603 to the late 1930s. Searchable by author, title, composer, place of publication, publisher, printer, keyword and date.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Victorian Database Online
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    Interdisciplinary in coverage, Victorian Database contains information on publications from 500+ journals on Painting, Architecture and Music; Philosophy and Religion; Histories of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and the British Colonial Empire; Sociology, Women
  • Web of Science
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    Web of Science (a.k.a. Web of Knowledge): Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes:Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded); Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH); Index Chemicus (IC); and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded). Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.
  • WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)
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    WorldCat is an online union catalog of materials held by OCLC member libraries. OCLC, Online Computer Library Center, is a nonprofit, membership, library computer service and research organization.
    WorldCat contains millions of bibliographic records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Item records provide information about individual library holdings. Types of materials include books, journals, musical scores, computer data files, magazines, newspapers, computer programs, sound recordings, films and slides, maps, videotapes, and manuscripts written as early as the 12th century. Updated daily.