Spanish & Portuguese; Spain & Latin America - Recommended academic resources: Getting Started

This guide is designed for beginning to advanced students looking for the best resources on Spanish and Portuguese; Spain and Latin America and related fields.

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Welcome!  This guide is designed for students looking for the best resources on Spanish and Portuguese; Spain and Latin America, and related fields.

In this guide, students can find links to important reference sources, databases, major websites on various aspects of Spanish and Latin American literatures, languages, cultures, film, archival resources, as well as tutorials and other tools for managing the complex process of academic research.

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One of the strengths of the KU Libraries is its outstanding collections of materials from Latin America and Spain, as well as Africa, East Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Expert library staff for each of the areas listed provides specialized research and instructional services. For decades the KU Libraries have partnered with KU International Area Studies programs and language departments to assemble truly unique and diverse international collections that support the teaching and research needs of the University.

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Betsaida Reyes
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University of Kansas
Watson Library –Room 519
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-6480


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International Collections
Watson Library, Room 519
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045