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Spanish: Journals

Spanish Language and Literature Journals

Tips for Database Searching

Searching for articles in databases can be a little counter-intuitive, but you can make sure you get good results by following these tips:

  • Brainstorm a list of terms related to your topic before you start searching. Try to keep your terms concise, and don't be afraid to include a lot of synonyms and related terms
  • Connect two or three terms when you perform a search
  • Try many different searches
  • Look for the "controlled vocabulary" that the database uses to categorize articles.  In most databases, articles will have a list of clickable subject terms.  Try incorporating these terms in your searches.
  • Ask a librarian for help!  
  • Remember that if you find the perfect article but there's no full text, you can always use interlibrary loan!

Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Peer-reviewed journal articles are:

  • Written by scholars with the highest degree in their field (usually a PhD)
  • Extensively researched
  • Reviewed and critiqued by other scholars before they are approved for publication
  • Published in academic journals
  • Long! (10-20 pages)
  • Great resources for finding additional books and articles on the subject (check the reference list at the end)

You can find peer-reviewed journal articles about Spanish language and literature through the Carmichael Library databases.  Remember that if an article isn't available in print or electronic full-text, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Finding Spanish-Language Articles

The library has access to newspapers and magazines with articles in Spanish.  Use these resources and tips.