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Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

An overview of resources for research on Iberian and Latin American languages, literatures, and cultures.



This guide presents some of the more significant resources for the study of the literatures of the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Latin America. Use the page navigation for information about finding specific types of resources. For research guides on the study of literature more broadly or for guides pertaining to cultural and area studies, see the list below.

Consult BobCat, NYU's online library catalog to find materials in the NYU collections, or explore NYU's databases for electronic articles and eBooks, bibliographic citations, reference materials, digitized primary sources, and other resources. Databases are organized by general subject area and by content type, including subject-specific lists for Spanish & Portuguese Language & Literature and for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Quick links to databases commonly used by researchers in these fields appear below, under "Core Resources".

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Resources for Librarians and Advanced Research

  • Free version of WorldCat, a union catalog that allows users to search for items in libraries in the U.S. and around the world.
  • WorldCat - FirstSearch (OCLC): This interface, less user-friendly than the free version of WorldCat, allows for more complex searches and offers more precise indications of the holdings of other libraries.
  • Association of College and Research Libraries European Studies Section (ACRL ESS) Iberian Studies Research Guide: The ACRL ESS Iberian Studies Guide provides a broad overview of scholarly resources for Spain, Portugal and Andorra.
  • Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM): This librarians' association website offers a series of resources for scholars conducting advanced research in Latin American Studies, including digital primary sources, found under the "Resources" tab on the home page.