Subject Guide - Spanish


EBSCOhost is a database that provides full-text articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and trade publications. Within EBSCO, you may choose to run a search through all of the databases, or select the database(s) you want.

Academic Search Elite
Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals. Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.

E-Book Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
Among the multidisciplinary academic collection of 175,000 e-books, 5,200 Spanish books will be accessible with information relevant to the research needs.

E-Book Collection (EBSCOhost)
Among this collection, you may browse the category of Study Aids and Language Learning to find books on Spanish.


This database hosts full-text digital versions of books and academic journals primarily in the Humanities and Social Sciences. There are also journals in the hard sciences.

JSTOR journals or books can be browsed by Subject “Humanities” to find “Languages & Literature.” You may also search using keywords to find topics of interest.


Gale Academic OneFile connects the information you are looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. You will find this premier periodical resource that provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas. Journal articles and books can be searched by the subject “Spanish.”

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)

Tennessee Electronic Library provides a full list of databases by subject. TEL hosts a wide range of content including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test prep materials, federal census records, and more in every subject imaginable. TEL also connects searchers to results from a multitude of databases through the use of a powerful search engine tool that can be found under “All Resources.”

Access World News: NewsBank

This database provides access to newspaper articles from around the world. The search tools on this site allow you to pinpoint articles about your topic by geographic region, publication, date, and more.

It provides Hot Topics for faculty and students with an easier path to locating topics of interest related to current global issues, events and people for personal and course research.

It provides you with suggested search topics in a range of fields. Choose a broad topic (e.g. International Studies) and subtopic (e.g. Latin America), and Access World News will search for recent articles in that area.

InfoBase: World News Digest

This is a database that contains six separate sub-databases: African-American History, Issues & Controversies, Infobasebooks, CREDO Reference, Today’s Science, and World News Digest.

InfobaseBooks is a good source for Spanish prose, literature, and critical analysis books.

Dictionaries and More

BAB.LA English-Spanish Online Dictionary
This resource includes Spanish to English or English to Spanish tools. This website also includes basic conjugation aids, and phrases.

This is a Spanish Pronunciation Dictionary including useful phrases.

Spanish ebooks available from Project Gutenberg

Biblioteca Digital Hispanica
Digital collections from the National Library of Spain including topics in art, history, and culture. The BDH can be searched by title, author, material, collection and description. Click on Bienvenidos at the top for the Spanish-language interface to translate the web page to English.

The Centro Virtual Cervantes
The Centro Virtual Cervantes provides information about the Spanish language and culture. Includes thousands of pages of cultural interest, material for learning Spanish, discussion forums, databases, reference works, a magazine on language and culture, a search engine that provides direct access to many pages on language, literature, dictionaries, media, etc. This source is available to be read in Spanish or English.