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Subject Librarian:

Rafael Tarrago

This subject covers: fiction, drama, poetry, essays, writers, literary movements, and criticism; words, dictionaries, language study, linguistics, and writing.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Covers topics related to Latin America in the areas of humanities and social sciences, including business and industry; the United States and Mexico border region; Hispanic groups in the United States.

The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

Latin American Writers

Biographical literary essays with bibliographies listing editions, translations, and studies on Latin American authors


Dictionary of literary terms and authors covering the literatures of Portugal, Brazil and Galicia.

Random House Portuguese Dictionary


Most complete encyclopedia in Portuguese.

Handbooks and Manuals

Modern Spanish and Portuguese Literatures

Compilation of critical assessments of the works of major Spanish and Portuguese authors. Published: 1988.

Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals

University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

Web page developed by University of Minnesota Libraries subject specialist for Iberian and Ibero-American Studies.

Library Information

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