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Spanish: Explorations of Texts and Contexts in Hispanic Literature: Electronic Resources

Databases vs. Websites

Databases

  • Paid for by the library.  Often very expensive!
  • Cannot be searched in Google.
  • Includes sources written by professors, scholars, and journalists, etc.
  • Authority of information is verified by experts.

Websites

  • Access is free.  No one is paying for the content.
  • Anyone can publish a website.  The information included is often NOT verified by anyone.
  • Can be searched in a variety of search engines, including Google.
  • Must examine with a critical eye!

Recommended Sites

Finding Articles for Literature Research

Articles from electronic databases can help you fill in holes in areas of your research where book information is not sufficient. Often times, articles will give very specific information rather than a general overview. The databases listed below will be particularly useful when doing your literature research.