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SPA 325: Introduction to Literary Genres



This guide was created to help you as you begin to look for resources that will help you in your research projects for SPA 325: Introduction to Literary Genres.

Here you will find helpful tips in searching for information at the URI Library including:

  • Using the Library catalog to search for books.
  • Using databases to find articles.

You will also find resources that can help you cite your sources in the correct way in this guide.

Should you have any questions in your research, please feel free to visit or contact the Info & Research Help desk! Our contact information is available to the left!

Finding Books

In order to find foreign language and literature resources it is a good idea to start by searching for books.

A few suggested searches that you can use are: searching for the name of a language and the word literature or perhaps use the word fiction. Here are examples:

Spanish literature

To further narrow down your search you can also add other related key terms like: history and criticism, women and literature or other limiters such as 16th Century or 18th Century.

If you have a specific author in mind such as Federico Garcia Lorca, or a specific work such as Miguel de Unamuno's Niebla, you can search for these as well, either as a keyword, author, or title search.

Guide Information

Created by Katie Leahy, 10/2013.

Revised, Mona Anne Niedbala, 2015.

Revised by Katie Leahy, 3/2016.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.