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Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature: Finding Books

Library resources for Spanish and Portuguese language and literature.

Finding Books

The Library has a few resources that would help you find relevant books on your topics:


Getting Started

Welcome! In order to find Spanish and Portuguese language and literature resources, it is a good idea to start by searching for books through URI Libraries Search

A few suggested searches that you can use are: Spanish (or Portuguese) literature and Spanish (or Portuguese) fiction. To further narrow down your search you can also add history and criticism, women and literature or other limiters like 16th Century or 18th Century.

If you want to search in a specific language, you can limit by selecting "Spanish" under the "Languages" drop down menu or during your search you can select "Spanish" under the "Languages" heading.

For assistance, you can chat with a librarian or come visit us at the Reference Desk!

Finding Books in a Specific Language

It is also useful to limit your search to items written in the language and this can be done before an initial search or during your search.

On the Advanced Search Screen, before a search all you have to do is select the language under the "Languages" drop down menu which will look like this:





During your search you can select the language under the "Languages" facet on the left that looks like this:

Languages Facet in Synergy

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