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Bibliografía de la Literatura Española: Sample Searches

A guide to all aspects of Bibliografía de la Literatura Española including content, searching, and viewing results on the new ProQuest platform.

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Sample Searches

Basic Search

You need to write a paper on the picaresque novel.

  • Type "picaresque novel" into the Basic Search box or use the widget on the left.  

Note: The widget will only work if you are already authenticated to your organization’s Bibliografía de la Literatura Española account. If it does not work, please login through your organization’s library to access Bibliografía de la Literatura Española directly. If you have questions about accessing your ProQuest databases, please contact your local librarian.

  • Based on the large amount of results that are retrieved, it is a good idea to refine your results using the Narrow results feature.
  • As we want the records to be peer-reviewed, from the Narrow results by and the Peer reviewed limit, select Peer reviewed.
  • Also from Narrow results, go to the Publication date limit and drag the first gray handle over toward the right side of the bar chart to limit your search to more recent items. Drag the handle over to search on items published from 2010 – 2017 and click update.
  • Go to the top of the results page to the Sort results by pull-down menu (just above the Narrow results by) and resort your items by Most recent first and click Sort.
  • To begin reviewing your results, click the Preview link available on each record to view the major fields of the record.
  • For additional record details, select the Abstract/Detail link under each record to view the full record.
  • Mark any records that interest you to save, print, email, cite, export, save to your My Research account, or to view selected items later.


Advanced Search

You want dissertations about Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes.

  • From the Advanced Search page, click the drop down menu for the first row and select Subject heading (all). Click Look up subjects, select Begins with, then enter the name Cervantes, Miguel de and click on Find. Select the name and click on Add to Search.
  • On the bottom part of the Advanced search page, under Source type, select Dissertations & Theses.
  • Click Search.
  • On the result list, click the filter for Subject on the sidebar to the left. You will see that you can select either Don Quijote or Don Quixote, both works since the list of subject terms is bilingual.
  • From the top of the results page (under the search box) click Save search/alert, then select Create alert to receive an email when new results are loaded into Bibliografía de la Literatura Española that meet your search criteria.
  • Enter your email address, choose the email format, and schedule your alert based on when you would like to receive an email of your results and how long you would like the alert to last.
  • Click create alert.