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SPA 3350 Spanish Literature through the 17th Century: Home

Zotero (for Citation Management)

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word or OpenOffice. It is easier to use than RefWorks and surprisingly powerful.

Since it's a Firefox plugin, it automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Zotero Guide

You can learn more about Zotero by readng the Zotero Guide created here at Baylor, or you can also see this great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves. Also available as a PDF.

Finding Primary Sources

To find primary sources, perform an author search in OneSearch.

You can use OneSearch to find primary sources.  You can do a keyword search for the name of the person, but a more focused way to search for biographical sources is to choose "Library Catalog" at the top of the search page, choose  "Author/Creator" from the drop down list, and then put the name of the person in the search box in this format "LastName, FirstName" (ex. "Allende, Isabel").  

The results will be all the materials we have in the library that are authored by that person.

Resources for finding primary sources online, when you can't get access to the library's physical books:

Finding Criticism

To find criticism of a literary work, search the MLA International Bibliography for your topic, author or literary work.  You can combine keywords (i.e. "Gabriel Garcia Marquez" and "magical realism") to limit your list of results.  You can also limit your results by language. 

While searching the MLA will most likely provide you with a good set of results, there are a few other Spanish language databases listed here which can sometimes provide some good results too.  These databases are not only for literature, so you may have to wade through extraneous results.


You can also find literary criticism on your author or work in OneSearch by performing a subject search with this formula

You can use OneSearch to find primary sources.  You can do a keyword search for the name of the person, but a more focused way to search for biographical sources is to choose "Library Catalog" at the top of the search page, choose  "Subject" from the drop down list, and then put the name of the person in the search box in this format "LastName, FirstName" (ex. "Allende, Isabel") and then choose "Subject" on the next line and put in the term "Criticism and Interpretation".  

The results will be all the materials we have in the library that are biographies of that particular person.

Finding Background Information

To get scholarly biographical or background information on an author or a literary work or movement, search one of these databases, which also can be found in print in the reference section.


You can also find background/biographical information in OneSearch by performing a subject search.

You can use OneSearch to find primary sources.  You can do a keyword search for the name of the person, but a more focused way to search for biographical sources is to choose "Library Catalog" at the top of the search page, choose  "Subject" from the drop down list, and then put the name of the person in the search box in this format "LastName, FirstName" (ex. "Allende, Isabel") and then choose "Subject" on the next line and put in the term "Biography".  

The results will be all the materials we have in the library that are biographies of that particular person.

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