Subject Guides: Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Core Databases

Index of journals and other scholarly sources published in Latin America in the sciences and humanities. information about this database

LatAm-Studies Full Text Online
Much of the important scholarly content for Latin America comes from Latin America academic journals, yet little of it is included in the major U.S. or European scholarly indexing services. LatAm-Studies targets this content.

MLA International Bibliography
Standard scholarly index to criticism in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, film studies, and folklore, published from 1920-present. information about this database

Other Recommended Databases

Academic Search Premier
Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. information about this database

Index to scholarly literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). information about this database

Literature Criticism Online
All full text, this extensive archive of criticism of 20th century literary works comes from scholarly journals and books. information about this database

Project MUSE
A full-text database with journal articles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. information about this database

Popular Magazine and News Articles

LexisNexis Academic
Full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, business publications, legal materials, and more. information about this database

Additional Databases

Table of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists (TOCS-IN)
Index to scholarly literature in classical studies. information about this database

Library Catalogs

Trexler Library Catalog
To search for items held at Trexler Library, use the Trexler Library Catalog. Items listed in the catalog include books, journals, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, government documents, and more.

Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe.  Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College Library icon.  Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) button. Items generally take 2-10 days to arrive.

Online Reference Sources

Countries and their Cultures (2004)
Focuses on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
A respected starting place for scholarly study of foodways.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Newly revised and online, well-respected resource complete with recommended readings for further study.

Food Culture in Spain
Specific to Spanish cuisine and its influences.

Print Reference Sources

Gale Literary Index
Master index (online) to reprints of literary criticism and also literary biographies housed in Trexler Library. information about this database