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Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

Library resources for Spanish and Portuguese language and literature.


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 the 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.

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.

Go the Advanced Search Screen of the URI Libraries Search by clicking on the link below the search box. 

URI Libraries home page with the Advanced Search button highlighted


Use the Any Language pull-down menu on the right to select the language.

Advanced search page of the University Libraries with the All Languages pull-down menu expanded.




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

Screenshot of the Language facet on the right side of the URI Libraries Search results page

Created / Updated

Created: Naomi Fosher, 06/11.

Updated: Naomi Fosher, 06/11; Gretchen Sotomayor, 11/16; Amanda Izenstark, 12/19.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.