RLSP 301: Cervantes' "Don Quijote"

Professor: Leyla Rouhi

Choosing a Database

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Starting in Journals

For a clearly defined field of research such as this one (scholarship on Cervantes and Don Quijote), you can chose to start directly into the scholarly journals of reference for this topic.  

  • Pros:  Guarantee that search results are related to the topic and that sources are scholarly  
  • Cons: Missing on the interdisciplinary perspective and  narrowing field of research too much 

To decide how you feel about this research strategy you can try searching some of the library's journals below, and then compare your results with searches you run in Library's Journal Databases (listed to the right) .

Library's Journal Databases

Articles published in journals, magazines or newspapers are indexed in Periodical Databases.  You can search these databases by topic to get a list of articles.  Here are the recommended databases for Spanish 301:

Open Access Journal Collections