Basic Guide to Spanish & Portuguese; Latin American & Caribbean Studies: Getting Started

This introductory guide is designed for beginning to advanced students looking for the best resources to begin research on topics related to Spanish & Portuguese; Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Spanish and Portuguese; Spain and Latin America

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Starting Points

This introductory guide contains library resources selected especially for students beginning research on topics related to Spain or Latin America. 

Watson Library

Watson Library

Additional guides containing hundreds of links and resources for research in Spanish and Latin American literature, culture, business, and related fields are listed below:

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