Reconstructing the Past in Novels of Post-Franco Spain
Research Sources & Tips
Overviews and Surveys
Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel. PQ6138 .C36 2003
Historia de la Novela Española, 1936-2000. / Ignacio Soldevilla Durante. PQ6144 .S62 2001
La Novela Social Española: Conformación Ideológica, Teoría y Crítica. (Stacks: PQ6144 .A4 1996)
Theories of Memory: a Reader. / edited by Michael Rossington and Anne Whitehead; contributing editors, Linda Anderson ... [et al.]. BF371 .T446 2007a
A. Use Library Catalogs to search for Books
B. Sample Searches:
(note the search pattern; modify to your own needs)
2. WorldCat (beyond Tufts)
Path of Discovery in the Catalog
1. Find a title/author (assigned readings/Course Reserves);
2. Note the descriptive language of the Catalog record.
3. Use that language in further searches
e.g. Click on subject/author in the record to see further results and related topics.
Author Herzberger, David K. Title Narrating the Past: Fiction and Historiography in Postwar Spain Publisher Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1995. Subject Spanish fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism. Literature and history -- Spain. Historiography -- Spain. Spain -- History -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Literary Writers and Their Works
History and Criticism
in the Broader Contexts:
A. Subject Databases for Journal Articles
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C. Finding Full Text
Two favorite collections of core journals of all disciplines.
Expand your search into more databases and from various perspectives
3. Academic OneFile
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5. When use GoogleScholar, set your Library Links to access Tufts full texts.
1. Build up your search
1a. Start with names of literary writers and authors of articles and books in your readings; titles of the literary works, and of those readings as well.
2a. Examine the initial search results to discover what scholars have written about these writers, authors, and their works: "issues" addressed; the central debates on these issues, evidence and methods applied in analysis of these issues, and so on.
3a. You may choose to focus on some typical elements:
*imagery or themes;
*the plot, events, actions;
*literary devices, e.g. points of view, the interplay of memory and history; etc.
*Other literary techniques, e.g. metaphor, and other types of figurative language;
2. Bibliographies and More Articles Like This "Perfect" One
Search, in Arts and Humanities Citation Index, (part of Web of Science) for the article you have read.
Vilarós, Teresa M. "The Monkeys of the Spanish Disenchantment + Post-Franco Spanish Literature and Politics." MLN-Modern Language Notes 109: 2 (1994), 217-235.
References: 36 Times Cited: 3
You can, then, look up, in the record, the 36 references that Vilarós cited for her article and, in turn, 3 articles that cited hers. The assumption is that these articles address related issues.
1. Not every single article is cited;
2. Influential authors are cited more often;
3. More recent publications take time to be cited.
1. Click on the button in your search results screen to a window of three sequential options:
a. link to the digital full text when available;
b. link to a Library Catalog search for the print journal;
c. link to ILliad for requesting the article when the above two options are negative.
2. Search for a journal directly here:
a. Tufts Library Catalog (including e-journals)
c. Use ILliad to request your article, if Tufts does not have your journal.
IV. Writing and Citing
A Short Guide to Writing about Literature by Sylvan Barnet. Ref: PE1479.C7 B3
Writing about Literature (Writing Center at UNC.)
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