This course research guide is designed to support Spanish 135W.2 - a writing-intensive course for Spanish majors only. The theme of this section is illustrated 19th and 20th-century literature in Spain which will begin with Galdós, who believed his Episodios Nacionales (1873-1879) were finally “complete” when the second edition was published with the addition of approximately sixty illustrations per novel, penned by fourteen different artists. Students will be expected to read fifty to seventy-five pages a week of different illustrated works by authors, who, like Galdós, were exploring ways of increasing their expressive possibilities through an “alliance” with the visual medium of drawing, ultimately upstaged by its trendier technological cousins, film and photography.
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Listed below are a few sources and other starting points for researching illustrated Spanish literature from the 19th and 20th centuries. While locating illustrated editions of novels or short stories is not easy, one strategy is to use WorldCat (via Melvyl, WorldCat.org, or WorldCat on FirstSearch) and search by a work or author name with the truncated term "ilustra*." You could also employ the same technique in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
Another approach is to research an illustrator. e.g.) Luis Bagaría, Antonio Carnicero, Arturo Mélida y Alinari, Apelles Mestres i Oñós, Eusebi Planas, etc.
*Literatura ilustrada decimonónica: 57 perspectivas
/ Borja Rodríguez Gutierrez, Raquel Gutiérrez Sebastián (Eds.). Santander: PUbliCan, Ediciones de la Universidad de Cantabria : Instituto Cántabro de Estudios Literarios 19 (ICEL 19), 2011. UCB copy still in process but UCSC and Stanford copies can be borrowed.
The Bancroft Library is one of the treasures of the campus, and one of the world's great libraries for the history of the American West.
Some Bancroft materials are available online via Calisphere, which includes primary sources from many California libraries and museums.
Before you go:
1. Be prepared! Read secondary sources and know something about your topic.
2. Search OskiCat so you can bring call numbers with you. Use the Entire Collection pull-down menu in OskiCat to limit your search to the Bancroft Library only. (Remember that there are primary sources in many other campus libraries as well.)
If the item you want is in storage (the location is NRLF) and it's owned by The Bancroft Library, do not use the Request button in OskiCat. Instead, use the Bancroft's online request format least 72 hours in advance (they prefer a week.)
If you have 72 hours in advance, you can also use the online request form for Bancroft materials that are not in storage; that will speed things up when you arrive.
If the OskiCat record mentions a finding aid (an index) to a manuscript collection, you should use it to help you find what you need in the collection. If the finding aid is online, there will be a link from the OskiCat record. The finding aids that are not online are near the Registration Desk at the Bancroft Library.
3. Learn about the Bancroft's policies: read about Access (bring a quarter for lockers) and Registration (bring two pieces of ID). You may want to read about the new camera policy ($10/day, no flash) or about getting photocopies.
Store your belongings in the lockers provided, located on the right-hand side of the east entrance. Pass the security guard station and proceed up one level by stairs or elevator to the Reading Room and Seminar Rooms (3rd floor).
Check in at the Registration Desk, located on the left-hand side of the entrance to the Reference Center.
Go to the Circulation Desk, where you will fill out a form for the items you need. The items will be paged and brought to you. (Remember to bring call numbers, titles, etc. with you!)
For research-related questions, ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.
How to Get to the Bancroft Library
The Bancroft is open from 10am to 5pm Monday-Friday (closed on weekends and holidays; shorter hours during Intersession). Paging ends 30 minutes before closing; this means that if you want to use Bancroft materials until 5pm, you need to arrive and request your materials at the circulation desk before 4:30pm.
MLA International Bibliography Indexes journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, proceedings and other materials supporting critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Sponsored by the Modern Language Association.
Bibliografia de la Literatura Espanola Desde 1980 Includes over 80,000 records for books, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, bibliographies, congresses, and other miscellaneous material on subjects including literary theory, literary genres, popular literature, Hispanism, bibliographies and authors.
Basque Database Provides access to information about Basque topics in journal articles, edited books, dissertations and other publications. Continues the work of Jon Bilbao (1914-1994), "The Father of Basque Bibliography." His 15-volume Eusko-Bibliographia covers all publications written by or about Basques through 1980, containing a half million citations.
Compludoc Spanish index of scholarly journals. Includes tables of contents.
CSIC Bases de Datos Bibliograficas (Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades) One of four freely available article summary databases, this one provides citations to thousands of scholarly journals in the social sciences and the humanities mainly published in Spain. They mostly include citations from academic journals, but also a selection of congress and conference proceedings, serials, compilations, reports and monographs. Perform keyword searches in all journals included ("consulta conjunta") or by thematic area ("area tematica").
Dialnet Lists almost 1.4 million articles in over 4,000 mostly Spanish journals and magazines, and thousands of books and dissertations. Subjects covered include primarily the sciences and technology, but also the social sciences, humanities, education, business, and law. Open-access database created by a group of Spanish universities under the leadership of the Universidad de la Rioja, Logrono, Spain.
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Among the broad subjects Covered are women in art, women in religion, marriage, sexuality and family.
Handbook of Latin American Studies Indexes books, journals and proceedings to create an annual bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars, alternating between focusing on the humanities and the social sciences.
HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) Indexes books, journals, conference proceedings, and official documents on Hispanic America (North, Central, and South), Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States.
Historical Abstracts Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Articles covered were written from 1954 to the present.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) Indexes over 3000 journals, books, chapters, and book reviews in the fields of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology from more than 100 countries. More than 70 languages are represented, with 30% percent of records published in languages other than English.
ITER: Gateway to the Renaissance Indexes over 300 journal titles to create a bibliography of articles, essays, books and reviews related to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (400-1700). Includes a number of databases useful to the fields of classical, medieval, and Renaissance studies such as Iter Italicum, a catalog of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections around the world, International Directory of Scholars, International Directory of Renaissance and Reformation Associations and Institutes, and Scholars of Early Modern Studies (volume 34).
Literature Resource Center (LRC) Indexes biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers by providing access to content of numerous print counterparts including Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.
PAIS International Indexes books, journals, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, and web sources related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide. Includes publications from over 120 countries. Some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Archive covers English-language material only.
SciELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online Indexes over 650 scholarly online journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly those in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal.
Sociological Abstracts Indexes over 1,900 journals, books, dissertations, and reviews in the social sciences on sociological topics as well as selected anthropology, criminology, demography, law, social psychology, and urban development.
TRACES A freely accessible bibliographical database that collocates all that has been published on Catalan language and literature. The TRACES project was created in 1987 by the Grup d'Estudis de Literatura Catalana Contemporania (GELCC) at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Women's Studies International Indexes books, journals, magazines, and other resources related to research and commentary on women and women's issues, feminism, and gender. Platform change: All NISC databases have switched to the EBSCOhost interface.
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Literary journals and other illustrated periodicals
E-book and e-journal collections, full-text online databases, and other digitized or born digital corpa in Spanish and Portuguese are listed below. Consult Article Databases and Indexes under the Research Tools tab to discover articles available in both print and electronic formats.
The Library offers over 130 e-book and text collections in specific subject areas. Many of these e-books also available through OskiCat and Melvyl. You can limit your search in OskiCat to "Available online," and in Melvyl to "Online resources."
HathiTrust Pronounced "hah-tee", this cooperative system contains millions of books scanned from UC and other major research libraries, including those digitized by Google and the Internet Archive. Search on information about the book (such as author or title), or words in the text. Full text is available for items that are not protected by copyright. Items in the HathiTrust catalog can be grouped into collections and shared online. For details, see the FAQ page.
Google Book Search Books on many subjects, including titles from the UC libraries, digitized in partnership with Google. Full text can be displayed only if the book is out of copyright (generally, published before 1923) or if the copyright holder has given permission.
Internet Archive: Text Archive Several hundred thousand books in the public domain, from the Open Content Alliance (OCA). Includes many books from our collections.
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 1,400 titles on a wide range of subjects from the University of California Press. Includes about 30% of UC Press books, both in and out of print. Books can be viewed but not downloaded.
Spanish and Portuguese Electronic Text Collections
Biblioteca Virtual Miquel de Cervantes Digital library that provides free electronic access to one of the world's largest collections of digitized books, periodicals, documents, manuscripts, dissertations, images and audio-visual resources.
Cervantes Project / Proyecto Cervantes The Cervantes Project is composed of the Cervantes International Bibliography Online (CIBO), the Cervantes Digital Library which are electronic editions of Cervantes' complete works) and the Cervantes Digital Archive of Images (CDAI).
Digital Scriptorium A growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. Among the participating institutions to this project are the Bancroft Library, the Robbins Collection, and the Hargrove Music Library at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and the New York Public Library.
Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature Lists literary texts freely available on the Internet in Western European languages other than English. Languages included are: Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Old Norse and Icelandic, Portuguese, Romanian, Provencal, Spanish, Swedish.
Europeana Provides open access to more than 15 million digital objects, including film material, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers and archival papers from more than 1500 European institutions.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook Provides access selected excerpts to sources particularly useful for the teaching of Medieval Studies. Also includes full-texts fo medieval sources and a section on ancient, medieval and Byzantine hagiographical sources.
LIBRO: The Library of Iberian Resources Online Includes a number of basic texts and sources in translation focusing on Iberian history from the 5th to the 17th century. The list of texts included is based on recent but out-of-print university press monographs.
Lletra (Catalan Literature Online) Includes the works of Catalan authors such as: Ausias March, Mrece Rodoreda, Quim Monzo, Ramon Llull, Jesus Moncada, Albert Sanchez Pinol, Carme Riera, Joan Brossa, etc. The site also serves as a gateway to other sites on Catalan literature.
Teatro Espanol del Siglo de Oro Contains the full-text of more than 800 plays written by 16 Spanish dramatists of the 16th and 17th centuries. Dramatists included are: Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Agustin Moreto, etc.