Locating comics and graphic novels in the Library is hardly straight forward but this guide for recent publications from Spain is one of many short bibliographies to come. Francophone Europe and Italy are next! For more information, see the new Library Research Guide for European Comics & Graphic Novels.
The Library's new discovery tool - Start your search - can bring together content of interest to those working in the Romance languages. Resources like MLA, Historical Abstracts, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Project Muse, JSTOR, FRANCIS, Cairn.info, Torrossa as well as open access journal collections such as Persée, RACO, SciELO, etc. are all included. However, it is not a substitute for powerful discipline-specific article databases but facilitates cross-database searching in ways that OskiCat and Melvyl cannot. Read more about the benefits and limitations of this new search tool here.
The influential French publishing house based in Montpellier Éditions Fata Morgana celebrates its 50th year bringing the world short and beautifully illustrated texts - novels, theater, poetry, essays, philosophy, etc.
Daniel Alarcón - Fabiano Alborghetti - Claudia Bernardi - Carmen Boullosa - Lorna Dee Cervantes - Melania Mazzucco and lots more.
While acquiring and establishing access to ebooks from southern Europe remains a challenge for American research libraries, the Berkeley Library has made some inroads this year with more Spanish books from Digitalia (625 titles to date), more Italian ebooksfrom Torrossa (2112 titles to date), and most recently 252 titles from France's largest publisher L'Harmattan. Hosted on their Harmathèque platform, these books are discoverable through OskiCat just like print books, and less seamlessly through most of the vendor's web sites:
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