Spanish Guide


The library has lots of quality information about the Spanish speaking world both in print and online.  Browse through these links to find it.


You can do keyword searches of these databases (either in English or Spanish) to get full text articles.

JSTOR- Arts & Sciences Collections 
ClasePeriodica (Latin American science and humanities journals)
Project Muse (covers literature, social science, and arts)
Academic Search Premier (covers a wide variety of topics including, politics, current events, art, and literature)
Access World News (contains Spanish-language newspapers)
MLA International Bibliography (find books and lists of books about Spanish/Latin literature, history,and culture)
Languages and Literature Journals (Directory of Open Access Journals)
You can also search the 
Humanities Index in print to find additional articles.


To find books on your topic, try the library catalog; you can also search World Cat via FirstSearch to find books at libraries from around the world and request them via interlibrary loan.

To get additional background information or ideas, try these reference sources:

Credo Reference 
A Reference Guide to Latin American History 
The World Fact Book (CIA)
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Music Online

Web Sites

To get additional information or follow news and trends, try these web sites:

Voice of the Shuttle: Literatures other than English 
WWW Virtual Library: Latin American Studies 
History of Spain 
Famous Hispanic Writers
Radio Television Espanola (Spanish language news, sports, and culture from Spain)
Latin America Watch 

Research Tips

Guide to Using the Library Catalog  
See tips and demostrations on how to find authors, specific books, or topics in the library catalog.

Understanding WorldCat 
This guide demonstrates how to search WorldCat, interpret and limit the results and more.

Finding Spanish Language Books (shows a search of WorldCat)

Finding Spanish Language News Articles I (shows a search of Access World News)

Finding Spanish Language News Articles II (shows a search of LexisNexis)

For explanations and examples of how to cite your research, try the Documentation and Citation Guide.

If you have any questions, please contact a librarian: or (563) 588-6421. 

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