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SPN220: Contemporary Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World - Caribbean, Mexico, Colombia, and Southern Cone: Getting Started: Background & Books

Fall 2017, P. González

Background Information

Encyclopedia of Latin American History & Culture LANIC Newsapers and News Cambridge History of Latin America

Videos on Reserve

To check on availability, go to the Reserves search in the Five College Libraries Online Catalog.


Discover: Start here for books, articles & more.

  • Use "Login for full access" at the top of the screen and enter your Smith login.

Discover Advanced Search includes limiting options.

Watch a video tutorial on how to do an advanced search using the Libraries' Discover search box.

Find Books

Five College Library Catalog

To limit to Spanish lanaguage sources, use Advanced search.  Use keyword to find a few sources. Then to find more, click on the subject headings you see. Examples of "Subject begins with" searches:

Cuba – History - 1810-1899
Cuba - Social conditions
Slavery - Cuba - History - 19th century
Political corruption – Mexico
Mexico - Politics and government
Cooking, Mexican
Families - Mexico
Drug traffic - Colombia
Drug traffic - Government policy
Drug control - Colombia
Colombia - Foreign relations - United States
Vallenato (Music)
Folk songs, Spanish - Colombia
Guevara, Che, 1928-1967
South America - Social conditions - 20th century
Chile - Politics and government - 1973- 
Blacks - West Indies

Reference Sources - Dictionaries

For more links to language and news sources on the web, see the Libraries' Spanish & Portuguese subject page (under Research)

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