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Welcome! This guide includes helpful resources for your Spanish language learning, together with related cultural, Hispanic, and Hispanophone recommendations

Library resources

Our Library Collection is home to countless great resources, printed and electronic, including material to support your Spanish language learning!

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Print books

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Check out Habsburg Madrid: Architecture and the Spanish Monarchy, a book on the iconic architectural works that capture the capital playing court host to the transitioning Habsburg empire, preserving some remarkable landmarks

Check out Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, a book on the iconic husband-and-wife stars of modern Mexican art, offering an in-depth look into their richly complex works and approaches to artistic expression

Check out Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica, a book on the inspiring work to protect the fragile, often dry tropical forest and landscapes of northwest Costa Rica, one of the most richly biodiverse spots on Earth

Check out Political Poetry in the Wake of the Second Spanish Republic, a book on the literary evolution behind the works of Rafael Alberti, Nicolás Guillén, and Pablo Neruda as they moved between the Poetic and the Revolutionary

Click the photo to see more about Bolivia: Refounding the Nation, a book on Bolivia's national refocus on Indigenous liberation, Marxism, and the environment in place of imperialism, capitalism, and external influence

Check out The Spanish Craze: America's Fascination with the Hispanic World, 1779-1939, a book on the complicated relationship between the USA and Spain as well as their Hispanic state neighbors and communities within

Centro Virtual Cervantes

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This is a virtual platform of Instituto Cervantes, the language and cultural center named after Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes. The CVC provides a wealth of information on the Spanish language as well as literature, culture, science, and history, giving you plenty of material to learn Spanish, including discussion forums, databases, reference works, a features magazine, and a specialized search engine that takes you to countless Spanish-language pages on various topics.

Visit the page here: Centro Virtual Cervantes

Related guides


Quién es ese? Iconic figures

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Read more about Rafael Nadal (born June 3, 1986, Manacor, Mallorca, Spain), one of this century's leading competitive tennis players. This accomplished athlete has famously won a record 14 career French Open championships and was the first player to win 22 Grand Slam men’s singles titles.

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Read more about Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931, Humacao, Puerto Rico) the legendary actress, dancer, and singer who accomplished the rare feat of winning all four major USA entertainment awards: the Emmy, the Grammy, the Oscar, and the Tony. She was also the first Hispanic woman to receive an Oscar.

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Read more about Miguel de Cervantes (born September 29?, 1547, Alcalá de Henares, Spain), Spain's most important and renowned literary figure. His novel Don Quixote has been translated, in full or in part, into more than 60 languages and continues to be widely read and discussed today.

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Read more about Dolores Huerta, (born April 10, 1930, Dawson, New Mexico, U.S.) American labour leader and activist whose work on behalf of migrant farmworkers, together with Cesar Chavez and other community leaders, led to the establishment of the influential union, United Farm Workers of America.

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Read more about Salvador Dalí, (born May 11, 1904, Figueras, Spain), the iconic Surrealist painter, film- and print-maker known for his vivid, richly constructed explorations of subconscious imagery and pushing the boundaries of the 'unknown'

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Read more about Ellen Ochoa, (born May 10, 1958, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), electric engineer and the first Hispanic woman astronaut, later serving as the director of NASA's Johnson Space Center and overseeing the development of the Orion craft, designed to take humans farther out into outer space than ever.

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