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Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

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Article Indexes for Spanish

  • MLA International Bibliography
    MLA is the main index for worldwide literature. It indexes scholarly research on literature, language, linguistics, folklore from over 3,000 journals plus other publications including book chapters, edited volumes, conference proceedings, etc. Coverage goes back to 1926 (but limited to US publications between 1926-1956).
  • Autores databases
    Open access databases for authors whose works are in the public domain. Currently there are databases for authors from 3 Latin American countries:
    • : a database of Uruguayan authors whose works are in the public domain.(Una base de datos de autores de Uruguay)
    • : a database of Ecuadorian authors whose works are in the public domain. (Una base de datos de autores de Ecuador)
    • : database of Argentinian authors whose works are in the public domain (Una base de datos de autores de Argentina)
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Latin American Studies
    Index of Latin American Journals in the sciences and humanities. Indexes Spanish, Portuguese, French and English language journals from 1975 - present.

  • Latindex
    Latindex is an index to scholarly journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. It includes a searchable directory of titles with publication details and links to over 2,400 ejournals.

  • Handbook of Latin American Studies
    Annotated bibliography of works on Latin America in the humanities and the social sciences.
Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • PhiloBiblon
    An index of Catalan, Galician, Portuguese & Spanish manuscripts from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

Open Access Databases from Spain and Latin America

Open Access Repositories

An open-access repository or open archive is a digital platform that holds research output and provides free, immediate and permanent access to research results for anyone to use, download and distribute. The popularity of Open Access in Latin America is soaring. According to Emma Clarke, the Open Access model  "is used more extensively in [LatinAmerica] than in any other region in the wold, in the form of online repositories hosting journals and dissertations at a regional, national and institutional level." [Open Access: The View from Latin America by Emma Clarke, editor, Peter Lang Publishers]

The key Open Access Repositories from Spain and Latin America are listed below.

  • ÍnDICEs-CSIC Information and Documentation of Science in Spain 
    A multidisciplinary bibliographic resource that provides citations to thousands of scholarly journals in the social sciences and the humanities mainly published in Spain. Search options include keyword searches in all journals included ("consulta conjunta") or by thematic area ("area tematica").
  • Dialnet
    Electronic library of Spanish academic journals, hosted by the University de la Rioja in Spain. Covers more than 5,000 journals and 2.1 million documents from 1980 to present. Primarily a bibliographic index with tables of contents, but there are an increasing number of fulltext articles available. 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. 


Latin America
  • RedIB (Red Iberoamericana)
    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. 
  • LatAmPlus - Estudios Latinoamericanos
    Digital collection of full-text peer reviewed journals 
  • Latindex - Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal  
    Indexes journals published in Latin-America and the
    Caribean, with some full text. 
  • RedALyC: Red de Revistas Cientificas de America Latina y El Caribe 
    Indexes some 180 social science serials published in Latin America and Spain. Includes over 160,000 full text articles. Developed by the Universidad Autonoma de Estado de Mexico.
  • CLACSO Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales de Ciencias Sociales de América Latina y el Caribe 
    Provides  free access to the texts  of the 324 CLACSO Member Centers in 25 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. 
  • SciELO Scientific Electronic Library Online 
    A model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet, conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries.  Includes 630 scholarly peer reviewed journals, from Spain, Portugal, several South American countries and Cuba.