Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies: Books

A selective guide to research resources available at Columbia University Libraries.

Call Numbers

Columbia Libraries' collections are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification system.  Related books are grouped together. Get a better sense of this organization by viewing how Latin American Studies and Spanish language/literature fit into this schema.

El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha

Portada de la primera edición de Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, Madrid, Juan de la Cuesta, 1605.

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Subject Headings

Keywords
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  • "bay of pigs" OR "playa giron"
  • trujillo "dominican republic"
  • banana* guatemal*

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Country -- Subject 

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Libraries

The Hispanic Society of America (New York City)

Reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

MARLI (Manhattan Research Library Initiative)

Biblioteca Nacional de España

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

The British Library

LANIC (UT-Austin)

METABASE: Bibliografía en red

Online catalog of materials held in various libraries and centers in Central America, including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

Libraries and Archives (Iberian Studies in SALALM)

Directory of Iberian libraries and archives.