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Spanish Studies

A guide to resources at the ANU Library on language and culture in the Spanish speaking world.

What are journals?

A scholarly journal is a publication released in regular instalments which contains research relating to a particular subject area. These are often referred to as periodicals or serials.

Journals are useful when you:

  • are seeking information for your assignment or literature review
  • need to find recently published papers on a particular topic
  • want to identify important and current research in your field
  • commence the ‘scoping exercise’ for your research project.

Find journals using SuperSearch

SuperSearch is a portal that provides a single search across the majority of ANU Library resources.

SuperSearch is a great place to start searching for journal articles. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Refine your results by using search filters.
    • Select Articles under Format to search for articles only.
    • Select Journals under Format to search for journals only.
  • Click Journal Search from the top menu to search by title or browse by category.
  • Use Advance search to filter by a particular date of publication, language or format.

You can get additional help with searching for journal articles through the Finding Journal Articles and More guide.

Find print journals

If you can't find the journal you need online, you can also search for print issues. If a print journal is available, it will list the Library branch it is located in under Location.

Issues of journals published before 1990 are usually stored off-campus at the ANU Print Repository. To access these, go to the item record and click on Print Repository under Find in Library and you will be prompted to fill in a request form. Make sure you are logged in!

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a free and publicly available database that provides journal rankings based on citation data from SCOPUS, a major Elsevier scientific abstracting and indexing database. They understand that journal prestige is "a function not of just the quantity of citations received but of a combination of the quantity and the quality" (The SJR Indicator: A New Indicator of Journals' Scientific Prestige). 

Use SCImago's Journal & Country Rank tool to see journal rankings by discipline i.e. "Language and Linguistics" or "Literature and Literary Theory" and/or by country.

Some top-ranked Spanish and Latin American Studies journals

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