Romance Languages and Literature Resources

Romance Languages and Literature specific databases

Humanities International Index

Humanities International Index provides citations and abstracts to articles, essays, reviews and other reference sources in the humanities. You can limit your search results to only full text items by checking the "Linked Full Text" box on the advanced search screen. All other articles can be requested through interlibrary loan. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier or other databases by clicking "Choose Databases."


JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database that aims to make the archives of scholarly work from all disciplines accessible. It is a good place to start your research; your search results will most likely contain materials from sources you wouldn't have thought to search on your own. Using the advanced search option to limit your results is especially important in JSTOR as it is a multilingual database. You can also limit your search by subject or journal title.

MLA International Bibliography 

MLA International Bibliography gives citations and abstracts for journals, series, and books, many also include links to articles in full text. MLAIB is one of the largest databases you can use when researching language and linguistics, literature, literary theory and criticism. Use the options under "Limit your search," especially the language and full text options, for more relevant results. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier and Humanities International Index by clicking "Choose Databases."

General/related databases

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.


Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

Romance Languages & Literature websites

Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism

The IPL’s Literary Criticism Collection provides links to websites, pathfinders, and guides related to literary criticism. Links can be browsed by author’s last name, title, literary period and nationality.