Subject Guides: Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Modern Languages

 

 

GATEWAYS TO LATIN AMERICAN & 

    CARIBBEAN RESOURCES

      

LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN  

    STUDIES

             Economic

             Political

             Cultural

             General

     

MODERN LANGUAGES

 General

 Spanish

 Spanish Literature

 Online Spanish Language 

 Publications

     

Compiled by:

Professor José Díaz

 


 

GATEWAYS TO LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN RESOURCES

 The following is a list of selected comprehensive collections of links to Latin American & Caribbean web resources:

 

Hispanic Heritage in the USA

A directory including links to all Hispanic countries, biographical information on famous Hispanics, Coloquio-Revista Cultural Hispana, "English only" controversy resources, etc. Compiled by Javier Bustamante

 

Latino Website PATHFINDER 

Compiled by Francisco Garcia, ATM Enterprises; list of Latino informational sites in broad categories including politics, literature, libraries & bookstores, music, dance, theater, etc.

 

Internet Resources For Latin America 

Annotated guide to Latin American net resources by Molly Molloy, New Mexico State University.

 

Latin American Network Information Center - LANIC

One of the best gateways to academic (and other) net resources from/about Latin America.

 

Latin America: Subject Resources 

Subject page compiled by Rita Wilson, Librarian at University of Texas--San Antonio.

 

Mundo Latino

A Spanish-language directory for information on the Hispanic world.  A gateway to Latin American, and Spanish culture and language on the Internet. Includes links to libraries, newspapers and periodicals, literary journals, publishing houses, and bookstores; and links relating to literature, music, and art.

 

 

 

 

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES

           

Economic

 

Center for Latin American Economics 

(Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) The center’s purpose is twofold: to promote public understanding of economic policy issues related to Latin America and to serve as a clearinghouse for information about the region providing links to resources, including publications and conferences.

 

World Bank - Latin America and the Caribbean 

The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. . It serves 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with the primary focus of helping the poorest people and the poorest countries.

 

NAFTA Secretariat 

Information and documents relating to the North American Free Trade   Agreement made available by the NAFTA Secretariat in English, Spanish, and French.

 

           

Cultural

 

A collector's vision of Puerto Rico/La vision de un coleccionista 

The art and artifacts in this exhibition present a sampler of Puerto Rico's history and culture over centuries. They are part of a vast collection created by Teodoro Vidal, who began a personal quest in the 1950s to document the people, history, and culture of Puerto Rico from the 1700s to the present.

 

Impact, Influence, Change 

Brought to you by the Smithsonian Office of Education and highlights the lives and accomplishments of inventors, aviators, astronauts, and the everyday people of Latin America and the southwestern United States who have affected science and technology.

 

Latino Virtual Gallery

An electronic virtual environment featuring virtual art by latino artists, approaching Latino/a contributions to America's history, arts and culture.

 

AfroCubaWeb 

Provides a wealth of information on AfroCuban culture, covering areas such     

            as language, music, dance, religion, art, theatre, and film.

 

Fundacion De Etnomusicologia Y Folklore 

Produced by Fundación de Etnomusicología y Foklore (FUNDEF) provides information on traditional music and musical instruments of Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

 

Political

 

Political Database of the Americas

(Georgetown University) Contains statistical and political information on Latin America, including constitutions, electoral laws, legislative and executive branch information, and election data.

 

Political Resources on the Net 

Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world

 

Latin American and Caribbean Government Documents

Arranged by country, the database provides links to government sites within Latin America and also includes links to a variety of statistical sources.

 

Human Rights in Latin America 

produced by Derechos Human Rights, the site contains articles, lists of human rights NGO's and links to other sites by country.

 

 

General

 

Latin American Database

(University of New Mexico) A news and educational service on Latin America.  Includes weekly electronic news bulletins about Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean; a searchable archive of over 24,000 articles since 1986 updated weekly, and teaching materials and resources.

 

Country Studies & Area Handbooks 

The Library of Congress publishes and updates this series which contains information describing and analyzing the political, economic and social structure of many countries worldwide.

 

LatinWorld 

A source for general information about Latin America and the Caribbean. Access is provided to radio broadcasts, cultural sites, company information and, "best new internet sites."

 

Organization of American States  

The OAS collects data on economic, political and social issues of all countries in the Americas.

 

Full text newspapers from Latin America- LANIC

Provides links to newspapers in Latin America and around the world.

 

Handbook of Latin American Studies(HLAS)  

Produced by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Provides abstracts and complete bibliographic information for published materials from and about Latin America on a wide range of

topics in the humanities and social sciences and covers more than 50 years of scholarly literature

in Latin American studies.

 

The Latin American Development Archive  

(Johns Hopkins University) LADARK contains data sets and other information useful to social scientists who are doing research on Latin American development.

 

Maps of the Americas 

(Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas) Political and relief maps of countries and regions in North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean. Includes some historical maps.

 

Latino News Network

A news and information Web site and providing multimedia content to those who are interested in learning more about Latinos both as a market and as a community.

 

 

MODERN LANGUAGES

General

Spanish

Spanish Literature

Online Spanish Language Publications

 

The following is a list of selected web sites including links to general, Spanish Language & Spanish Literature resources

 

 

General

 

lingu@web language centre

A collection of resources for language learners of all ages and levels. Currently offers on-line lessons in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Also includes resources for teachers and educators and the opportunity to participate in scheduled chat sessions.

 

Romance Languages Resources: 

This site provides access to general and specialized romance language and bilingual language dictionaries.

 

 

Spanish

 

Diccionario General de la Lengua Española Vox

This source provides access to a  Spanish dictionary as well as a Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary.

 

Gramática y ortografía

A guide to the rules of Spanish grammar.

 

Real Academia Española:

This site provides historical and current information regarding the Royal Spanish Academy and its publications, and it allows you to search two of the Academy's dictionaries: Diccionario de Autoridades (1726-1739) and Diccionario Usual (1992).

 

Spanish Literature

 

La Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
A large and growing collection of texts of all types. Catálogo

The Cervantes Project:

A comprehensive bibliography of studies, editions, and translations of Cervantes' works, as well as a digital archive of photographic images on Cervantes' times and works housed at Texas A&M University (TAMU)

 

Rincon Literario
Site with plenty of information for the student of the Spanish literature, arranged by categories within time periods, with short biographical essays of the leading authors and analysis of the major literary trends.

 

Textos de comedias:

Plays from the Siglo de oro including works by Calderón, Caro de Mallén, Hurtado de Mendoza, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mira de Amescua, Moreto, Rojas Zorrilla, Ruiz de Alarcón, Tirso de Molina, Lope de Vega, and Vélez de Guevara.

 

Antología del Ensayo Ibero e Iberoamericano
Large collection of Spanish essays from the 14th to the 20th centuries, listed by author and chronologically. Part of the Proyecto Ensayo Hispánico at the University of Georgia.

 

Recursos para el estudio de español: Literatura: 

Recursos intends to provide a guide to Web sites of interest to those who want to learn about Spanish literature by bringing together general resources as well as other more specific on fiction, poetry and drama. Both students and teachers of Spanish studies will find it useful. In English and Spanish

 

Spanish Literature(Center for the Liberal Arts, University of Virginia):

A collection of links to authors, book reviews, libraries and online texts focusing on the content of Spanish and Latin American literature, language, and cultures.

 

Iberian Language and Literature Web:  designed by the Association of College and Research Libraries to provide access to scholarly resources in Iberian language and literature.  Selected resources  include reference works, bibliographies, electronic texts and literary reviews.

 

Lanic
An excellent source for Spanish American literature maintained by the University of Texas. Resources are arranged geographically by country, and include magazines and journals, biographies of authors, texts and newsgroups.

 

Poesía en español

Index of a very large collection of Spanish poetry.  

 

Literatura hispanoamericana

Links to biographical information for some of the most famous authors of the hispanicworld as well as some of their works. Web site created by Francisco Robles Ortega,

professor of Spanish Language & Literature at Instituto Vilatzara(Barcelona)

      

 

 

Online Spanish Language Publications

 

CONTACTO Magazine

A Spanish language online magazine providing news articles, essays, and interviews about Latin America, Latinos, art, culture, sports and politics.

 

Enespañol

Provides links to Spanish language news, including sports, entertainment, education, food, travel, business, culture, and technology.