Tertiary sources are excellent starting points! They consist of information synthesized from primary and secondary sources. Examples include:
These resources give you succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and refer you to especially key sources.
Literature Resource Center is a full-text database of author biographies, selected literary criticism and reviews, and topic overviews. Some literary texts are also available. Use LRC and the other resources on this page to help you find background information, approach subjects that are new to you, or put a text or author in a larger perspective. Includes English and Spanish-language materials.
Gale eBooks includes the full text of over 100 subject encyclopedias spanning multiple disciplines. It encompasses content relevant to several aspects of Hispanic Studies, including cinema, history, literature, food and culture, and the arts.
Print reference books are located on the first floor of Collins Library.
The Cambridge Histories series is an indispensable reference collection with over 300 titles spanning 15 subject areas, including literary studies. Each (often multi-volume) history provides a big-picture perspective of its subject, introduces readers to existing scholarship, and proposes new trends in the field.
Oxford Dictionaries includes additional resources and tools for learning the Spanish language, including an extensive library of letter templates, vocabulary games, and cultural information.