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FLAS 324: Introduction to Hispanic Literature II

This guide will help you research and analyze a piece of literature

Tip for Finding Criticism

Whether searching for books in the library catalog or searching for articles in the databases, a useful way to find critical analysis on an author or work is to add the words and criticism to an author's name or the title of a work. For example:

Carlos Fuentes and criticism

"La ciudad y los perros" and criticism

Find Books & Ebooks at the Library





Gale Literature Criticism Online


Click on the Gale Literature Criticism icon to find biographical information on an author and a collection of extensive critical analysis of their work.  You can also search on "Named Work" for a specific poem, novel or play.

Includes the following Gale reference series: Children's Literature Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, & Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.

Criticism & Interpretation > Article Databases

Google and Google Scholar

Searching Google and Google Scholar in Spanish is a good way to return search results in the language. Another option is to limit a search by a country domain. For example, the country code for Mexico is mx. Include the word site and a colon (:) and then the country code. (Other country codes can be found here.) The Google search would look like this 

Google with Mexico's country code

Also, make sure to connect your personal device to the CMU Tomlinson Library. To do so, go to 
1. Google Scholar
2. Click on the three lines in the upper left hand corner
3. Click Settings
4. Click Library Links
5. Type in Colorado Mesa University Library -- at some point this will pop up
6. Click the box and save