If you're looking for scholarly studies of Spanish or Latin American history, literature or culture, start with the CMU library catalog (Cameo), PittCat and databases such as MLA (language & literature), LLBA (linguistics), America:History and Life, Historical Abstracts, Google Scholar, full-text journal collections such as JSTOR and Project Muse, or reference works such as Credo Reference, Literature Resource Center, or Oxford Reference Online.
INFORME - a full-text Spanish-language periodical database
Two other databases that are especially relevant for Hispanic Studies are ClasePeriodica (index to scholarly articles in the Spanish language on humanities and social sciences) and Ethnic Newswatch (full-text articles in Spanish from the Latino press).
The Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) is a free scholarly bibliography compiled at the Library of Congress.
See also the Latin America and Caribbean and Spain and Portugal
Be sure to consult General Tips for Finding Resources in Different Languages on the Modern Languages guide home page.
Many primary sources on hispanic literature and culture can be found at websites such as these:
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Center for Latin American Studies (Pitt)
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Pittsburgh Hispanic Community Guide
South America and Central America Map Quiz