SPAN 102 Advanced Writing and Research

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

See also: Spanish Language

Subject Guides

Albert Search

Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..


Discover articles and books from many of our databases.

To find movies in your language in Albert, click here to search by Call Number: DVD or VHS

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

VAST academic video online : Literature & language

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.

Available in print

Mensajero (ceased in print. Check A-Z Journals/Periodicals Finder)


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)

Help with citing in Modern Languages Assiciation (MLA) Style

MLA Style Guide

Help with citing in American Psychological Association (APA) Style

APA Format Guide 

APA Style Blog 

The full manual is available in the Library.  

Additional Resources

Purdue Owl - Purdue online writing lab

Writing research papers across the curriculumSusan M. Hubbuch

How to cite your sources

Literature reviews tutorial

Annotated Bibliographies tutorial

Web & Desktop Apps for Managing Your Sources



Writing Advising

Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (CWAC) offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or drop in and see if an adviser is available. See the CWAC website for more information, stop by their office on the first floor of De La Salle, or call 925-631-4684.