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SPAN 102 Advanced Writing and Research

Subject Guides

Find library resources on Spanish language, literature, and culture in Spanish speaking countries, including Latin American countries and the United States

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Albert Search

Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..

Advanced Search


Discover articles and books from many of our databases.

DVDs and streaming videos
To find movies in your language in Albert, click here to search by Call Number:

Then click the Limit/Sort button   in Albert and select your language from the LANGUAGE menu on the right.

You can use the Albert pull-down menu if you want to sort this list into a different order, for example sort by Reverse Year to see the most recent releases first.

To find streaming videos, search/browse relevant topics in
Films on Demand: World Languages
To find Spanish-language movies in LINK+

LINK+ has a lot of foreign-language movies, but does not have the same options described above for searching by DVD or VHS.

To find Spanish-language movies in LINK+, try a Subject search for e.g.  "Motion pictures, Spanish".  Then use the Limit/Sort option to choose Language.

Primary, secondary and tertiary sources

The definition of a primary, secondary, or tertiary source may vary depending upon the discipline or context. Here are some examples in Humanities and Social Sciences

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary sources (SMC Library)

Comparative Literature: primary, secondary & tertiary sources (Yale University Library)

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources (EasyBib)

Primary v. secondary sources (YouTube)

Writing & Citing

Writing research papers across the curriculumSusan M. Hubbuch

How to cite your sources

Literature reviews tutorial

Annotated Bibliographies tutorial

Writing Assistance

Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See their website for more information