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This guide includes print and online research tools you can use to find information in Salmon Library related to the study of foreign languages and literatures. It is a selected list of resource materials and is not meant to be inclusive. Please see the Subject Specialist or a Reference Librarian for additional research assistance.

Library of Congress Call Letters
PC 2001 - 3761 French Language
PQ 1 - 3999 French Literature
PC 4001 - 4977 Spanish Language
PQ 6001 - 8929 Spanish Literature
PF 3001 – 5999 German Language
PT 1- 4897 German Literature
PG 2001 – 3987 Russian Language and Literature

To find periodicals in this library related to a particular language, use iLink, the online catalog for your search. In the <Subject> box type periodicals and the language: periodicals Spanish and then select SEARCH. Your results will be a list of periodical titles related to the language noted in the search. Some of the periodicals will be electronic titles and some will be print titles. You may also use the Journals link from the library's home page to browse the subject listings to find journals related to your subject interest:

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
(Call numbers preceded with “R” are reference books and are at S1)

*Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Europeo Americana AE61.E6 APPX. V1-10 N2
*Brockhaus Enzyklopädie in zwanzig Bänden AE27.G672 V1-20 N2
*Grand Larousse Encyclopédique en dix volumes AE25.G64 N2
*The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary R PC 4640.A47 2001
*Lexis : dictionnaire de la langue française   R PC 2625.L46
*Deutsches Wörterbuch R PF 3625.W2
*Oxford Russian Dictionary R PG 2640.W5 2000

Online Indexes and Databases

MLA Bibliography
A bibliography listing books and articles in journals or books in the modern languages and literatures. Many of the articles are online full-text.
Handbook of Latin American Studies
An annual bibliography on social sciences and humanities edited by the Hispanic division of Library of Congress. Annotated entries of books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers published worldwide in both English and Spanish.
A collection of Hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.
Ethnic News Watch
A full-text index to newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and Native American press. Some material is in Spanish.
Scribner's Writers Series
Includes nearly 1600 full-text articles on writers and literary genres.
Twayne's Author Series
Includes literary criticism by scholars on nearly 600 authors.
Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary full text database with full text for nearly 4,700 publications and indexing and abstracts for over 8000 journals in the collection.
Archival access to many journals in the arts and sciences some back to volume 1.
Web of Science (includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index)
This database from Thomson Scientific is the online version of Science Citation Index, Social Science Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. It is an invaluable tool for citation searching (following research through the years) and determining who is citing your work. Provides seamless access to current and retrospective multi disciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research, peer-reviewed journals in the world. Current access goes back to 2003.

Super Search

With Super Search the user can search multiple databases with one search. An example of a multiple search is Google, but unlike Google, searching with Super Search results in only academic results. Select the "Humanities" Main Folder to search all databases in that folder; or select the databases of your choice.

Internet Resources

Western European Specialist Section
A comprehensive, general directory of web resources for Western European Languages
LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
A directory with links to many areas of Latin American studies.
Cervantes International Bibliography Online (Texas A&M)
Comprehensive record of books, articles, reviews, and other scholarly publications related to Cervantes' life.
Internet Resources for Romance Languages and Literatures
A link to a website maintained by the University of Delaware devoted to internet sources for French, Spanish and Italian.
Russian and East European Studies
Provides links to a number of sites relating to specific languages around the world.
Modern Language Association
The major professional association for foreign languages and literatures.

Prepared by Linda Vaughan, Foreign Languages & Literature Subject Specialist

M. Louis Salmon Library, University of Alabama in Huntsville

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