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Spanish and Portuguese: Research Tools

A library research guide

Research Tools for Spanish and Portuguese

Archival Collections and Primary Sources

Digital Scriptorium

Article Indexes and Databases

DialnetListed below is a broad selection of article indexes recommended for research in Spanish and Portuguese. For additional resources, please consult the Library's Electronic Resource Finder.

Available in Print Only

Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX / Daniel Pires. Lisboa: Grifo, 1996.
Main Stacks PN5324 .P57 1996

Dicionário das revistas literárias portuguesas do século XX / Daniel Pires. Lisboa: Contexto, 1986.
NRLF (UCB) PN5327.L6 Z997 1986

Diccionario de periódicos diarios españoles del siglo XX / Antonio López de Zuazo Algar. Madrid: Editorial Fragua, 2008.
Doe Reference PN5314 .L66 2008

Historical Periodicals Directory / Eric H. Boehm, Barbara H. Pope, and Marie S. Ensign, editors. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1981-c1986.
Main Stacks D20 .H53 v.1-5

La prensa española en el siglo XVIII: diarios, revistas y pronósticos. Francisco Aguilar Piñal. Madrid : C.S.I.C., 1978.
NRLF (UCB) PN5314.A12 A38 1978

Revistas literarias españolas del siglo XX (1919-1975) / Manuel J. Ramos Ortega, edición y coordinación general; José María Barrera López et al., coordinadores de capítulos. Madrid: Ollero y Ramos, 2005.
Doe Reference PQ6072.R448 2005 v.1-3

Library Databases

Bibliographies and Subject Guides

Selected lists of materials in any format organized around a common theme or topic.


Online Resources

Available in Print Only

Book Reviews

Most library databases for this grouping index primarily US and UK publications. The online and print sources listed below are better for non-US reviews. MLA, Historical Abstracts, and Periodicals Index Online are also good article databases for locating discipline-specific reviews in Iberian studies as are specific journals like Hispanófila, Revista Iberoamericana, or Revista de Literatura.

Online Resources

Available in Print Only

Book Review Digest (1905-present)
Lists and selectively excerpts reviews from 90 popular journals in English.
Doe Reference Periodical Indexes Z1219 .B8 & Online

Most recent issues are in Current Periodicals, Heyns Reading Room of Doe Library.

Delibros. Madrid: Delibros, S.A.
Main Stacks Z2685 .D45 Library has 1990-
Latest in Current Periodicals, Heyns Reading Room

. Madrid: 1(1946)-
Main Stacks f Z1007 .I568

Letras Libres. Coyoacán, México: Editorial Vuelta, 1(1999)-
Main Stacks AP63 .L48 + Online

O meus livros. Lisboa: FirstMedia, 1(2002)-   START HERE
Main Stacks Z2715 .M48

Qué leer. Barcelona: Qué leer día a día
Main Stacks Z1007 .Q45 Library has 34 (June 1999)-

Revista de libros. Madrid: Fundación Caja de Madrid.
Main Stacks Folio f Z1003.5.S63 R48 + Online

Library Databases

Dissertations and Theses

Find dissertations by searching Proquest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), which indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities from 1861 to the present. Dissertations published since 1980 include brief abstracts written by the authors and some feature 24-page excerpts. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and some full text coverage for older graduate works.

Also see Find Dissertations and Theses for other specialized sources. Dissertations completed at UC Berkeley and at other UCs can be found in UC Library Search, limiting to dissertations under "Resource Type."

Older dissertations not available full text may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.

For more extensive indexing of doctoral dissertations and theses from Western Europe, here are a few other resources to consult:

Spanish and Portuguese Libraries and Catalogs

logo for Biblioteca nacional de EspañaCatalogs and guides to books, periodicals, and other materials in not only libraries and archives in Spain and Portugal but also other important collections worldwide.

Online Resources

Available in Print Only

Bibliografia brasileira do período colonial; catálogo comentado da obras dos autores nascidos no Brasil e publicadas antes de 1808. São Paulo: Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros, Universidade de São Paulo, 1969.

Bibliografía das obras impressas em Portugal no século XVI / por Antonio Joaquim. Lisboa: Oficinas Gráficas da Biblioteca Nacional, 1926.
NRLF (UCB) Z2712 .A5 + Bancroft Reference

Bibliografía das obras impressas em Portugal no século XVII / João Frederico de Gusmão C. Arouca ; coordenação da edição, Manuela D. Domingos ; apresentação, Fernanda Maria Guedes de Campos. Lisboa: Biblioteca Nacional, 2001-
Main Stacks Z2712 .A76 2001 v.1-4

Bibliografía española. Monografias. Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, Biblioteca Nacional, 1993-Continues Bibliografía española (1958-)
Doe Reference Z2685.B524 2006 + Main Stacks + NRLF & Online (current vols.)
Main Stacks Z2685 .B524 (1993-2006)

Bibliografia geral portuguesa. Lisboa: Impr. Nacional, 1941-
Main Stacks Z2711.A3 v.1-3 (1941-1983) + NRLF (UCD)

Catalogue of Books Printed in Spain and of Spanish Books Printed Elsewhere in Europe before 1601 Now in the British Library. 2nd ed. London: British Library, c1989.
Doe Reference Z2709.B8 1989 + Main Stacks + Bancroft Reference 

La imprenta en Iberoamerica y Filipinas [electronic resource]. Madrid: Biblioteca Histórica; Chile, DIBAM, c1998.
Main Stacks Z1004.M4.I4 1998 compu/d

Iberian Books: Books Published in Spanish or Portuguese or on the Iberian Peninsula before 1601 = Libros ibéricos: libros publicados en español o portugués o en la Península Ibérica antes de 1601 / edited by Alexander S. Wilkinson. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2010.
Doe Reference Z173 .I24 2010

Portuguese and Brazilian Books in the John Carter Brown Library, 1537 to 1839: With a Selection of Braziliana Printed in Countries Other Than Portugal and Brazil. Providence, R. I: John Carter Brown Library, 2009.
Doe Reference Z881.P97 P67 2009

Spain and Spanish America in the Libraries of the University of California: A Catalogue of Books / University of California, Berkeley. Library. Berkeley: University of California, 1928-30.
Doe Reference Z2681.C3 v.1-2 + Bancroft Reference + Chicano Studies Reference 

Library Databases

News Databases, Indexes and Web Sites

El PaísListings (may include abstracts or full text) of articles in newspapers, newsmagazines, broadcast news transcripts or wire services. Also includes web sites of these media, or directories of such sites.

Online Resources

Library Databases