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Latin America, Spain and Portugal: Guide to Library Resources at Princeton: Books, Articles and Databases

At Princeton

  • Main Catalog and Books+
    Princeton's library catalog is currently available in two different interfaces, the Main Catalog and Books+. Even though each one has different features and capabilities, both offer the same content and serve as the main entry points for a wide range of books, journals, videos, sound recordings, and other library materials available at Princeton.

Important note:  There are many other general and subject specific databases that cover Latin America, Spain and Portugal and are not included among the lists described above.  To identify them, review the Databases by Subject main site.  

Beyond Princeton

  • Borrow Direct
    It is a rapid, patron-initiated borrowing and lending service offered by Princeton University Library and ten partner libraries--Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
  • Princeton Area, Regional and Global Catalogs/Libraries
    Find here a selective list of catalogs important for identifying all types of library materials including books, serials, archival collections, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, sound recordings, films, photographs, posters, computer files, and electronic resources. 

Key resource:  Worldcat is particularly useful for simultaneously searching the holdings of academic, public, corporate, and national libraries in the US and other parts of the world.  Many of these materials can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE)
    LANE members represent all of the major Latin American and Iberian library collections in the Northeastern United States. The site can be useful to those interested in learning about the availability of Latin American research resources in the region.
  • Catálogo Colectivo de Impresos Latinoamericanos hasta 1851 (CCILA)
    Ongoing effort to catalog the printed heritage of Latin America and the Philippines before 1851. As a bibliography, it provides a census of surviving works. As a union catalog, CCILA will list institutional holdings for those works and will endeavor to identify microfilm and digital surrogates. It is a large-scale cooperative effort, designed to involve every library in Europe, the Americas, or the Philippines possessing relevant materials.