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SPAN 5220/7220: Law, Literature, and Marginal Subjectivities in Modern Spain: Home


Welcome to the Research Guide for the course SPAN 5220/7220 Law, Literature, and Marginal Subjectivities in Modern Spain. This guide will help you familiarize yourself with search strategies, the research process, and some writing tips to prepare your presentation and written assignments.

Objetivos de Aprendizaje

  • Familiarizarse con la plataforma de búsqueda para organizar trabajos académicos y encontrar información relevante para tu presentación y tus trabajos escritos.
  • Encontrar materiales que te ayuden a evaluar la intersección between las leyes y la literatura en la cultura de la España moderna.
  • Familiarizarse con metodologías de investigación y recursos disponibles en fuentes de datos y en la plataforma de búsqueda (library catalog).
  • Contemplar argumentos originales o interesantes in tus trabajos escritos.

Reliable vs Non-Reliable

You may find sources on the Internet or in the library's catalog. No matter where you look, always evaluate a source.



  • Is the information published in the right time for your needs?
    • Some topics required current content.
    • Some topics are historical making it appropriate to cite older works.


  • Is the information based on fact or opinion?
  • Are the claims supported by facts and trustable data?
  • Is the information well-balanced, objective, and non-biased? 
  • Does the author attribute sources?


  • Who is the author?
  • What is the affiliation of the author?
  • What are the credentials?
  • What publishing house supports the publication?


  • Is the article/book peer-reviewed?
  • Do you see grammatical errors?
  • Does it look legitimate?
  • Does the author provides contact information?


  • What is the intent of the work?
  • What is the domain of a website?
  • Who is the target audience?

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