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Collins Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary,
HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.
Main Level, Reference: R 463.21 Sm53C
Collins Spanish Dictionary [CREDO Reference],
Comprehensive and authoritative, with all the words and phrases you need, including specialist vocabulary from every field.
The Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary (English-Spanish)
The Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary (Spanish-English) [Oxford Reference Online], 2004.
Completely updated to include the very latest vocabulary, the Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary offers authoritative coverage. Brand-new features include in-text notes on life and culture in the Spanish-speaking world.
Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus: The User-friendly Guide to Spanish Slang and Idioms,
Main Level, Reference: R 463.21 G41S
Use the index in the last volume of multi-volume sets to find more information. Click on call # links below for item descriptions in THOMCAT.
The Cervantes Encyclopedia,
Greenwood Press, c2004.
Main Level, Reference: R 863.3 M312C [2 vols]
Professor Howard Mancing
endeavors to put Cervantes and his works into "a series of contexts: historical, cultural, personal, literary, critical, textual and intertextual." All the characters from all of Cervantes' works are identified, as are all the historic figures, whether associated with Cervantes or alluded to in his works. In addition, religious and mythological allusions, important episodes from Don Quixote, major influences by and on Cervantes, and some aspects of modern scholarship are covered in a single A-Z order.- from Booklist Aimed at university and college libraries; a truly significant volume to mark the 400th anniversary of the adventures of the ingenious nobleman on the plains of La Mancha!"-Reference Reviews
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture, Routledge, 1999.
Main Level, Reference: R 946.082 En19E
"Encyclopedia begins with the end of the Civil War in 1939, though the emphasis falls predominantly on the post-Franco period initiated by the demise of the dictator in 1975. In view of the political changes that have taken place since 1975, politics has received ample coverage, since it is necessary to understand the shifting realignments of political forces to which writers, filmmakers and the media were reacting." description from Introduction.
See entries on Civil War, film and cinema, censorship, theatre, etc.
Encyclopedia of Russian History,
Macmillan Reference, 2004.
Main Level, Reference: R 947.003 En19E2 [4 vols]
Historical Dictionary of Modern Spain, 1700-1988,
Greenwood Press, 1990.
Main Level, Reference: R 946.003 H629H
Historical Dictionary of Russia,
Scarecrow Press, c1998. (no index, A-Z only)
Main Level, Reference: R 947.003 R214H
Marsixm, Communism, and Western Society: A Comparative Encyclopedia, Herder and Herder, 1974.
Main Level, Reference: R 031 M369M [8 vols]
Search e-books using keywords related to your subject.
Stalin and the Spanish Civil War [Gutenberg-e, American Historical Association, Columbia University Press]
Multimedia scholarly text by Daniel Kowalsky about Soviet-Spanish relations and Soviet involvement in the Spanish Civil War.
Bloomsbury Guide to Art [CREDO Reference], Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd., 1996.
The Bridgeman Art Library Archive [CREDO Reference], Bridgeman, 2008.
Cambridge Guide to Theatre [CREDO Reference], Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Chambers Film Factfinder [CREDO Reference],Chambers Harrap, 2006.
Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre [Oxford Reference Online], Oxford University Press, 2003.
Gran Enciclopedia Planeta
[Spanish Reference Center, PlanetaSaber, Britannica]
A comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia featuring 145,000 articles plus timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers [GVRL], St. James Press, 2001.
Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists. Entries include a detailed essay written by an expert; biographies; filmographies; comprehensive credits; major awards; and updated bibliographies, as well as photographs. General and professional audiences.
The Readers Companion to Military History [CREDO Reference], Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
Representations of war in film, western music, western art, western lit.
Oxford Companion to Military History [Oxford Reference Online], Oxford University Press, 2004.
|Oxford Companion to Western Art [Oxford Reference Online], Oxford University Press, 2003.
Picasso entry: "[His] themes were fully realized in 1936 with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Picasso, aligned with the Republicans, was named director of the Prado Museum and requested to provide a mural for the Spanish Pavilion at the World's Fair in Paris. His outburst of rage in 1937 when German aircraft bombed the Basque town of Guernica provided him with his subject."
Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present [CREDO Reference], ABC Clio, 2003.
Try a search for art [retrieves 'art as a tool for dissemination of ideas' and more], cartoons AND propaganda, etc.
Humanities: Documenting Sources [Research and Documentation Online], Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.
Online MLA style manual with guidelines and examples.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, Modern Language Association, 2009.
Main Level, Reference: R 808.027 M72M [2 copies, Reference Desk & Reference Collection ]
Writing Center, Presbyterian College
Citation styles, writing guides, and scheduling an appointment with a tutor.
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Search for journal and magazine articles in ALL academic disciplines.
Academic Search Premier - Humanities [EBSCOhost]
Search this subset of full text peer-reviewed humanities journals (language, literature, history) indexed in Academic Search Premier.
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Search for a person by name or search for people who fit a profile based on personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. Includes biography and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
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Use for literature and language topics. Indexes critical literary and language scholarship and provides access to journals and serials published worldwide, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Nearly 45,000 records are added annually.
An archive of over 350 full-text journals which can be searched at this site. Other PC databases link to JSTOR articles through Journal Finder, which guides the user to full-text articles. As an archive, JSTOR does not provide the most current three to five year issues of the journals as specified by the publishers in their agreements with JSTOR.
Full-text news articles.
New York Times Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]
Full-text & full-image articles from 1851 to three years ago.
Project MUSE Basic Undergraduate Collection
Current and recent volumes of 112 core journals in the humanities and social sciences.
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Chitra Ragavan, Terror on the streets,
U.S. News & World Report 137.21 [vol.issue]
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Comprised of approximately 300,000 digital images of visual material from different time-periods, cultures, and disciplines derived from several source collections that are the product of collaborations with libraries, museums, photographic archives, publishers, slide libraries, and individual scholars.
|The Bridgeman Art Library Archive [CREDO Reference], Bridgeman, 2005.
An outstanding archive of images drawn from collections throughout the world. Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented, from the masterpieces of national museums to the hidden treasures of private collections. Fine art is just one of the sources of images; design, antiques, maps, architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, anthropological artefacts and many others also feature in the collection.
British Pathé has remastered and fully digitized footage from its archives. More than 70 items on the Spanish Civil War can be accessed here.
CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) [OCLC]
Contains fine art and decorative art from pre-history through contemporary works. All content is rights-cleared for educational use in the classroom or to illustrate papers, Web projects and other assignments.
Carteles nacionalistas [M. P. Thompson, Durham University]
Echoes of Guernica [The Legacy Project]
A visual exhibit of works influenced by Picasso’s Guernica. With his masterpiece about the brutal destruction of a Basque town, Picasso created a lexicon of images that has traveled far beyond Guernica.
Try a search here for Spanish Civil War and All media types [includes moving images, texts, audio]
Moving Image Files [Prelinger Archives, Internet Archive]
Spain in Revolt - Part II 11:13
Spain in Revolt - Part III 10:41
Newsreels and clips in the public domain. Prelinger’s goal is to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere.
A Spanish Civil War Photoessay [Modern American Poetry: About the Spanish Civil War]
Spanish Civil War Poster Collection [Imperial War Museum]
This database is a digital record of the Imperial War Museum's collection of Spanish Civil War posters. This is the largest public collection of Spanish Civil War posters in the United Kingdom, although it is still relatively small in number at around 85 posters. The collection of Spanish Civil War posters compliments the Imperial War Museum's Concise Art Collection which also features on the VADS website. The majority of the Spanish Civil War posters are Republican, although there are a few Nationalist examples. The themes range from recruitment and propaganda to agriculture and social policy. Also included are images of some leading personalities from both sides of the Civil War. Browse collection or enter your search terms [i.e. Republican].
Spanish Civil War Posters [Library of Congress]
American Left Epherera Collection [Digital Research Library, University of Pittsburgh]
Search from the top of this page or browse subjects at bottom. A few related images & text here.
Bruce Russell Papers [Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library]
Papers of the Pulitzer prize-winning American cartoonist (1903-1963). Collection includes correspondence (1922-1963); published cartoons (1922-1963); original drawings consist of comic strips and features including Rollo Rollingstone and Cartoonews, sports and editorial cartoons created for the Los Angeles Times (1928-1963) and other illustrations; original drawings by other cartoonists (1891-1963); his idea file containing sketches, photographs, and published cartoons; writings (1929-1963); memorabilia including photographs (1926-1962), awards (1947-1963), clippings (1931-1962) and other published material. Works by other cartoonists are included in the collection.
In September 1934 Russell became the editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, a position he retained until his death nearly thirty years (and some 10,000 cartoons) later. Through the Times-Mirror Syndicate, nearly one hundred newspapers across the country carried Russell's pictorial representations of the moderate-Republican point of view. More information
Carteles de la República y Guerra Civil Españolas [Biblioteca Nacional de Espana]
Posters from the Republic and Spanish Civil War Virtual Exhibit.
Childrens Drawings of the Spanish Civil War [Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University]
The majority of the drawings known today (609) have been collected by the University of California at San Diego and form part of the Southworth Collection in their Mandeville Special Collections.
Harvard University holds another 17, and 15-20 others are in the Philadelphia headquarters of the American Friends Service Committee.
Those presented here consist of a collection of 153 made by children aged 7 to 14. They were willed to the Department of Art History and Archaeology of Columbia University by Martin Vogel,
drawings he is believed to have purchased among those exhibited at Lord & Taylor's in February 1938. His name, however, does not appear among the patrons of the exhibition. Browse by child's name or province.
Repositories of Primary Sources-Spain [University of Idaho]
Many broken links. All in Spanish.
Spanish Civil War Archives [Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives-ALBA]
Online resources for research from around the world.
The Southworth Spanish Civil War Collection [Mandeville Special Collections Library, Univ. of California San Diego Libraries] Collections at UCSD Libraries include:
They Still Draw Pictures: Drawings Made by Spanish Children During the Spanish Civil War, circa 1938
"A collection of over 600 drawings made during the Spanish Civil War by Spanish school children, both in Spain and in refugee centers in France, rendered in pencil, crayon, ink, and watercolor." Features digital reproduction of the book with the same title (including the original introduction by Aldous Huxley).
The Visual Front: Posters of the Spanish Civil War
Over 40 propaganda posters from the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), representing the Republican Spain point of view. Includes introductory essay, chronology of the war, and bibliography.
Shots of War: Photojournalism During the Spanish Civil War
Collection of photographs taken by photojournalists during the Spanish Civil War. Browsable by date, place, people (combatants and civilians), news agency, and war damage. Includes an introductory essay about the Spanish Civil War and war photography in the 1930s, and a bibliography.
Call to Arms: Communist Ephemera of Madrid During the Spanish Civil War
"Throughout the civil war, both sides of the conflict used propaganda in various forms to justify their political and social programs and to garner support for their side of the conflict. While the Nationalist government chose radio its main means of propaganda, organizations in Republican Spain, relied primarily on print and visual media for their war propaganda."
[Alted, Alicia. "The Republican and Nationalist Wartime Cultural Apparatus," in: Helen Graham and Jo Labanyi, eds. Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction: The Struggle for Modernity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995, 159.]
This exhibit focuses on the printed ephemera of the Partido Comunista de España (PCE) and affiliated groups produced in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. Throughout the conflict, the PCE emerged as one of the prominent organs of propaganda in Madrid and, in collaboration with other communist and socialist organizations as well as youth and women's groups, the PCE flooded Madrid with a barrage of printed ephemera throughout the war.
Spanish Civil War Papers, 1935-1940 [Sandor Voros, Swirbul Library, Special Collections, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York]
Voros, born in Hungary, settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was active in the labor movement. In 1936 he went to Spain to join the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, where one of his duties was archivist.
These papers relate to the experiences of Voros and other members of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War and include citations, correspondence, personal narratives, diaries and logs, orders, memoranda, reports, rosters, drawings, photographs, poems, songs, propaganda leaflets, speeches, and maps. There are also transcripts of interviews by Voros with Brigade members; his diary for April 1937; notebook from his survey of American medical services in the International Brigades; and a typescript of his memoirs AMERICAN COMMISAR. More information.
The Spanish Civil War: Foreign Interventions and the American Reaction [Peace and War in the 20th Century Exhibit, McMaster University]
McMaster’s Spanish Civil War collection contains documents that are anti-Communist and pro-fascist in nature as well as materials opposed to Spanish fascism. The archival collection is supplemented by a collection of two hundred books, pamphlets, and many other pieces of ephemera. Follow the link for Representing War: propaganda, posters, pamphlets, publicity, music, artwork and memorials to view examples.
Spanish Civil War History Project [University of South Florida]
The collection was designed to document the response of the Tampa Spanish immigrant community to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The project was partially funded by grants from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities, and from the Florida Humanities Council. Includes photos, memorabilia, and an audio
created through the Oral History Project.
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Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives [Tamiment Library, New York University]
Established by the Veterans of the Brigade (VALB), this handsome and well maintained site is "devoted to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the North American role in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and its aftermath." As much for the casual browser as the professional historian, ALBA provides images from traveling exhibits, suggested reading, a discussion group, and information about the organization's extensive archives. They also produce a high school curriculum, which can be downloaded, and an annual essay contest. Be sure to browse/search the ALBA Digital Library which contains letters, newspaper articles, and other primary sources from four separate collections housed at
New York University's Tamiment Library.
AGE: Archivo Guerra Civil y Exilio
This Web site gives priority to the search for missing persons. It allows users to post information about missing relatives from the Spanish Civil War. Also included are articles, editorials, and current events. IN SPANISH
Agrega [Spanish Ministry of Education and others]
This site seeks to promote the use of the Internet in the classroom by providing free online open access to a national repository of online courses and other educational materials, including multimedia film clips produced by Spanish educators at a non-university level. Most materials are designed for primary and secondary level teachers. They will also include materials produced for civil servants and other colleges for 14-18 year old students. They cover all areas of the curriculum from sciences, history to the social sciences. There is an emphasis on materials related to Spanish language, culture, society and history. The database can be browsed or searched by keyword. Technical and copyright advice is displayed on the website. Most materials are offered in Spanish only.
Anarchy Archives: An Online Research Center on the History and Theory of Anarchism
Este sitio anarquista incluye varios artículos sobre la Guerra Civil Española, panfletos, informacion sobre la participacion de mujeres, enlaces a colecciones de fotos y carteles y una lista de libros electronicos. Tambien hay un articulo por Eddie Conlon, "The Spanish Civil War: Anarchism in Action."
Archivo Rojo [Spanish Ministry of Culture]
A remarkable collection of photographic images from the Spanish Civil War. Originally created by the Junta de Defensa de Madrid to document atrocities, later used by the Franco government to identify and repress republicanos. Browse categories here. View thumbnails of entire collection here.
Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica
Este sitio se enfoca en recobrar la memoria historica, en ayudar a encontrar a los desaparecidos víctimas de la Guerra y en aumentar la consciencia pública de los efectos perdurables de la Guerra.
The Spanish Civil War: Dreams and Nightmares [Imperial War Museum]
Sound archive with extracts of interviews with participants of the War, summary of events, catalog of publications, list of printed books, section on Spanish cinema and the War.
Site devoted to Pablo Picasso's Guernica, commissioned for the Spanish Pavillion of the 1937 World's Fair. Includes a timeline, and information on the Spanish Civil War, Franco, and the bombing of Guernica, Spain. Also explores the symbolism and artistic process behind the creation of the mural. From the PBS site Treasures of the World. description from lii.org
La Guerra Civil Espanola 1936-1939 [Manuel Sanroma]
(in Spanish language )
Este Web es un punto de encuentro de todos aquellos que desean recordar esta historia, profundizar en ella y colaborar a su difusión.
La guerra de nuestros abuelos
Una experiencia de la historia oral (guerra y pos-guerra)
Try a search here for Spanish Civil War and All media types [includes moving images, texts, audio]
Marxists Internet Archive
"The Marxists Internet Archive provides the most complete database of Marxism hitherto made. The archive is divided into three major sections: Marxist writers, Marxist history, and reference materials. The Marxist Writers archive holds extensive databases of documents, photos, and biographies on a wide variety of Marxists from Karl Marx and Frederick Engels to Che Guevara to Vladimir Lenin to Rosa Luxemburg. The Marxist History archive contains original documents on the Paris Commune, the early history of the Soviet Union, the history of the Spanish Civil War and the Encyclopedia of Marxism.” description from Infomine
Matti Mattson, SPW veteran, citizen of Spain
Este es el vídeo YouTube sobre Matti Mattson.
Modern American Poetry About the Spanish Civil War [Cary Nelson]
RECOLECTA: Recolector de Ciencia Abierta
Una iniciativa conjunta de la Red de Bibliotecas Universitarias (REBIUN) y la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECyT) que tiene como objetivo principal promover la publicación en acceso abierto de los trabajos de investigación que se desarrollan en las distintas instituciones académicas españolas y facilitar su uso y visibilidad a la vez que proporciona herramientas para facilitar el desarrollo de contenidos en acceso abierto. Basic and advanced searches available.
Spanish Civil War [Anarchy Archives, D. Ward, Pitzer College]
This site explores the works of the major anarchists and an online history of anarchists and anarchist movements worldwide, featuring a growing collection of classic pamphlets and journals (many full-text), and a select bibliography. Searchable.
Spanish Civil War Legacy Events Index Page [The Legacy Project]
With related visual art, film, and literature links. The Legacy Events Index provides a compendium of all the materials on The Legacy Project website about the SCW [visual art, film, and literature links]. Also included at this site, Echoes of Guernica, a visual exhibit of works influenced by Picasso’s Guernica. With his masterpiece about the brutal destruction of a Basque town, Picasso created a lexicon of images that has traveled far beyond Guernica.
Stalin and the Spanish Civil War [Gutenberg-e,
Columbia University Press]
Multimedia scholarly text on Soviet-Spanish relations and Soviet involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Includes text, images, videos, documents, references and website links.
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