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Spanish and Portuguese Language, Literature, and Film

Research guide to Peninsular (Spain and Portugal), Latin American, and Caribbean language, literature, and film

Spanish e-Encyclopedia


open encyclopedia volumes

The greatest Spanish-language encyclopedia and one of the most important of all time is the Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Europeo Americana (or ESPASA). Read more about this twentieth century masterwork here. Available to be recalled by any Temple researcher from the Library Depository.

Printed Dictionaries

Reference Spotlight

The following bibliographies, dictionaries, and encyclopedias are available in print. Click on title to be taken to the full bibliographic record in Library Search.

Blackwell, Cambridge, and Oxford Companions Online

Digitized texts from the classic Cambridge Companions and other series. Simply click on title for full-text access, if available.

More Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Quickly trace the origins of a word or find background information on a literary period, theme, symbol, or author with the following online reference works:

Female Authors

Click title to be taken to either the full-text book (for e-books) or Library Search record (for printed books).

Country Backgrounds

Find demographic, statistical, and other background information for various countries in Latin America via the following online reference works and websites: