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Peninsular Spanish Literature: A Guide to Resources: Library Catalogs

A selection of resources compiled for the MSU community, including databases restricted to authorized MSU users and print resources.

MARS, for Faculty and Grad Students

MARS provides copies of non-electronic journal articles and chapters in books owned by MSU Libraries in  2 to 3 business days!

Find Books and Other Materials

MSU Libraries' Catalog

Use the catalog to find materials owned by the library, including books, videos, music CDs, and resources in electronic formats.

Try UBorrow or MeLCat when the book you need is checked out or not owned by MSU Libraries. UBorrow offers 12 week loan periods and 72-hour business day turnaround and should be the borrowing option you try first.


WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials held in libraries worldwide. Contains more than 52,000,000 bibliographic records representing 400 languages.

The European Library

Offers the ability to search and mine the Union Catalog of Europe’s National Libraries and offers bibliographic information and content from many prestigious research libraries. See "Services for Researchers" for details.

Keyword searches

Library of Congress Subject heading strings are far from intuitive!

Authors, Spanish -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- Biography.

Spanish drama -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.

Theater -- Spain -- History.

Most likely you will begin your research with a Keyword search for the name of an author or work.

Interlibrary Loan Information

This page summarizes options for borrowing different types of materials (books, articles, theses, etc.) from other libraries. Most of the time you will probably just link from the catalog and other databases to the appropriate loan request form.

Digitalia Spanish E-books

Digitalia Hispanica offers thousands of e-books from Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean covering a wide range of humanities and social science subjects.


Ask Mary Jo Zeter,
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Bibliographers

Michigan State University