This is a guide to library materials that will help students in LAPI 935, Spain After Franco, complete their research assignments. If you have questions about this topic please contact Sara MacDonald in the Greenfield Library or the Music Librarian.

The first place to look when beginning research on a topic is in reference material: specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias or handbooks. These allow you to check names, dates and places, find additional information, look up unknown terms, and check for the proper spelling of words. They are particularly helpful for finding basic background information on a topic, and are often the only place many students may need to look to find answers to their questions. They may include bibliographies (lists of additional materials on a topic, usually considered by the author to be the best materials on that topic) that you can use to find other materials.

Call numbers are for the Greenfield Library unless otherwise indicated.

Encyclopaedia Judaica. Jerusalem : Encyclopaedia Judaica, c1972 (1978 printing)
Greenfield REF DS102.8 .E496 1978 v. 1-16. Index is in volume 1.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture. Gary Hoppenstand, general editor. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, c2007.
Greenfield REF HM621 .G74 2007 v. 1-6

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife. Edited by William M. Clements ; Thomas A. Green, advisory editor. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.
Greenfield REF GR35 .G75 2006 v. 1-4

The Dictionary of Art. Jane Turner, editor. NY: Grove's Dictionaries, 1996.
Greenfield REF N31 .D5 1996 v. 1-34
Very much an encyclopedia. Check the index in volume 34 for your topic. This title is also available as an online subscription under the title Oxford Art Online. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your UArts email name and password.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. Editors, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast. Detroit, MI: St. James Press, c2000.
Greenfield REF PN1997.8 .I58 2000 v. 1-4
Volume 1: Films; Volume 2: Directors; Volume 3: Actors and Actresses; Volume 4: Writers and Production Artists.

International Encyclopedia of Dance: A Project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc.. Editor, Selma Jeanne Cohen; area editors, George Dorris ... [et al.]: consultants, Thomas F. Kelly ... [et al.]. NY: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Greenfield REF GV1585 .I586 1998 v. 1-6
Check the index in volume 6 for your topic. This title is also available as an online subscription. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your UArts email name and password.

Encyclopedia of World Sport. Editors, David Levinson and Karen Christensen. NY: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Greenfield REF GV567 .E55 1999

Chronicle of the 20th Century. London; NY: Dorling Kindersley, 1995.
Greenfield REF D422 .C53 1995
Check the index for Spain, Basque, Franco, etc.

Our Times: The Illustrated History of the 20th Century. Editor in chief, Lorraine Glennon. Atlanta: Turner Pub. ; Kansas City, MO: Distributed by Andrews and McMeel, c1995.
Greenfield REF D422 .O89 1995
Check the index for Spain, Basque, Franco, etc.

For reference books related to Spanish music and zarzuela, get started in the UArts Music Library by using these guides to General Music Reference and World Music/Oral Traditions.

Use the University Libraries catalog to find books, videos, CDs, scores, journal titles, etc. To locate all of the materials the library holds on a topic, it is most efficient to search by Subject. Use the following subject headings in the online catalog. Be careful to follow the exact spelling and form. These subject headings are standard and are used in most libraries.


Magazine and journal articles will always be the best place to look for current information on your topic. Periodical indexes are research tools that allow you to search for articles in journals and magazines.

Go to the library's Article Databases and Indexes page for a list of the UArts Libraries' subscription databases.

I've found articles I want to read. Now what?
There are different ways to find an article once you retrieve a citation in the index:

  • See if there is a link in the index you're using to a full-text article online and download it or e-mail it to yourself.

  • Check to see if our library holds the journal title. Look up the journal title or the ISSN*** in the catalog and look at the holdings.

    • ***What is an ISSN? ISSN stands for International Standard Serial Number and is a unique number for a magazine or journal (not individual articles, but the magazine/journal title itself). You can use it in the UArts Libraries catalog and in many periodical indexes and databases. Searching with a number is much more precise than typing out a long title.

  • Use WorldCat to make interlibrary loan requests for materials not owned by the UArts Libraries. Please ask staff if you have questions.

Photos, Films, and Artwork: Primary Sources

Would photos, artwork, or films enhance your research and studies? Check out the following sources. We recommend using an advanced search interface for all of these so you can limit by year, by subject, by medium, etc.

  • Academic Video Online. More than 23,000 complete streaming videos.

  • AP Images. AP Images is a database of news photos dating back to 1826 and is updated constantly. Access is limited to on-campus only.

  • ARTstor. ARTstor is a huge database of art images, including photography, city planning, architecture, and archaeology. Check out the features in Advanced Search.

Finding Film Reviews

You will need to find film reviews by using the Article Databases and Indexes. For this particular assignment you will want to use Nexis Uni, which is primarily a newspaper database and is all full-text. Here's one way to search:

  • Connect by going to, then Articles, then Nexis Uni. Off-campus access requires a UArts email log-in.

  • We recommend selecting "Advanced Search" so you have more options.
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