MLA Bibliography - language, linguistics, literature, folklore, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts. Can limit searches to sources in Spanish or Japanese
Latino Literature Includes fiction, poetry and plays representing Chicano culture and the various ethnicities of Latin American writers working in the United States.
Sage Journals covers social sciences, business, humanities, and the sciences
JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection extensive backfiles of selected research journals in a variety of disciplines
Chicano Database - Indexes journals, newspapers, and books about Mexican Americans (as well as recent publications about other Latinos). Coverage includes language and literature.
Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from a variety of ages and literary discipline
Handbook of Latin American Studies - Bibliography of information on Latin America, including humanities and social sciences
CountryWatch - information, data and news on all countries
Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas
Humanities International Index - A comprehensive database covering journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities, Humanities International Index provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 journals
Social Sciences Abstracts covers anthropology, economics, geography, law and criminology, political science, social work, sociology, and international relations
Library research guides
Finding Full-Text of Articles and Interlibrary Loan
Once you have located citations to journal articles, follow the "Find Text" button to determine whether the text of an article is available in the Library or through its databases. If you need articles not available in the Library, CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
Books in the CSUMB Library
The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library.
Use the links below for quick lists:
books, videos, and audio CDs in Japanese
books, videos, and audio CDs in Spanish
books of and about the literature or fiction of Japan (also search by author's name and keywords)
books of and about the poetry or drama of Japan (also search by author's name and keywords)
books of and about the literature or fiction of Mexico (also search by author's name and keywords)
books of and about the poetry or drama of Mexico (also search by author's name and keywords)
books of and about the literature or fiction of Spain (also search by author's name and keywords)
books of and about the poetry or drama of Spain (also search by author's name and keywords)
fiction set in Japan
fiction set in Mexico
fiction set in Spain
You can also browse the Library's book shelves or search the CSUMB Library Catalog using the call numbers below:
Spanish Language Literature, PQ6001 - PQ8929
~ History and Criticism, PQ6001 - PQ6168
~ Collections, PQ6170 - PQ6269
~ Individual Authors, PQ6271 - PQ6498
~ Provincial, Local, Colonial, PQ7000 - PQ8929
~ Spanish America, PQ7081 - PQ8560
Japanese Language and Literature, PL501 - PL889
~ Japanese Language, PL501 - PL699
~ Japanese Literature, PL700 - PL889
~ History and Criticism, PL700 - PL751.5
~ Collections, PL752 - PL783
~ Individual Authors and Works, PL784 - PL866
~ Local Literature, PL885 - PL889
Search the Catalog of the CSU Libraries to simultaneously search the libraries of all 23 CSU campuses. CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use ILLiad to borrow books directly from other CSU libraries.
MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs - Searches the catalogs of the Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System
Melvyl Library System of the University of California
WorldCat over 1 billion books, videos, maps, etc.
CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.
See also the CSUMB Library's selection of websites on:
See also the CSUMB Library's guide on:
E-Mexico Busca - provided by E-Mexico.
Gob.Mx - provided by the government of Mexico.
Governments on the WWW: Japan -- Mexico -- Spain - provided by Gunnar Anzinger.
Internet Resources for Latin America - provided by Molly E. Molloy, New Mexico State University Library.
Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources - provided by the Library of Congress.
J Guide: Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources - provided by Stanford University.
Japan Information Network - provided by the Japan Information Network.
Japanese Studies Internet Resources - provided by the East Asian Library, UCLA.
Prime Minister of Japan - provided by the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan.
Yahoo! Espana -- Yahoo! Japan -- Yahoo! Mexico -- provided by Yahoo!.
American Sign Language Browser - This Michigan State University resource is a video dictionary of thousands of ASL signs
Center for Applied Linguistics - Nonprofit organization working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture
Ethnologue - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging the world's known living languages; provided by SIL International
GLOSS - Online language lessons developed by the Defense Language Institute. Reading and listening lessons based on authentic language materials in 24 languages.
Glossary of Linguistic Terms - Provided by SIL International
iLoveLanguages - Guide to Internet language resources provided by Tyler Jones
The International Phonetic Alphabet - Provided by the International Phonetic Association
Invitation to World Literature - Multimedia series from the Annenberg Foundation featuring 13 key literary works
Language Course Finder - Find language schools and language courses worldwide; provided by Internet Course Finders
Lexicool - A collection of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries
Linguistic Resources on the Internet - Subject directory provided by SIL International
Speech Accent Archive - Provided by George Mason University, this resource lets you compare accents of English speakers
Wordnik - This interactive dictionary includes definitions, examples of use, photos, etymology, and more.
AsiaSource includes categories: Arts & Culture, Business & Economics, Policy & Government, and Society & History; provided by the Asia Society
AsiaWeek.com | CNN.com Asia | TimeAsia.com general and financial news from Asia; provided by AsiaWeek.com, CNN.com, and Time (AOL Time Warner companies)
CiNii is a database service that enables searching of information on academic articles published in academic society journals or university research bulletins, or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database.
HLAS Online: Handbook of Latin American Studies search extensive bibliography of citations to scholarly publications about Latin America; provided by the Library of Congress
LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center search or browse extensive collection of links about Latin America; provided by the University of Texas at Austin
MLA (Modern Language Association) Citation Style
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .G53 2003).
APA (American Psychological Association) Citation Style
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010)
APA Style (APA's web site)
Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)
APA Style (Nova University)
Citation Styles Handbook: APA (U. of Illinois)
Writer's Handbook - APA Style (U. of Wisconsin)
APA Citation Guide (Ohio State)
Databases with citation formatting
Many of the Library's databases offer automatic citation formatting tools for APA, MLA and other citation styles.
The automatic formatting tools are not always 100% accurate, so check your results carefully. If you are in doubt, compare your results with examples from the most recent version of the appropriate style manual.
See also the CSUMB Library's research guides on:
Anthropology & Archaeology, Business, California & Local History, Countries of the World, Cultural Studies, Dictionaries & Thesauri, Economics, Education, Gender Studies, Government Information, Languages and Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies & Journalism, Political Science & Law, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology & Social Issues, and Statistical Information.
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