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Library Research in Foreign Languages: Books

These Library Guides will help you use IUP Libraries' resources in the Foreign Languages on-campus as well as at a distance.

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Suggested Titles

Suggested Reference Sources


  • Archive of  Hispanic Literature on tape: a descriptive guide compiled by Francisco Aguilera [REF] Z1609.L7U54 1974

      This guide contains a biographical statement on some of the most outstanding literary figures from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. There are comments on the works of each author, and a bibliography of important publications. The archive is housed in the Library of Congress-Latin American Division.


  • Contemporary Spanish-speaking writers and illustrators for children and young adults: a biographical dictionary [REF] PQ7082.C48 C66 1994


  • Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB[REF] PS21.D5

      Contains biographical and critical essays on authors from a wide range of historical periods and nationalities.


  • Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture. Selections[REF] CT502.E542 1998
    Latin American lives: selected biographies from the five-volume Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture.


  • Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture (2 vols.) [REF] F1210.E63 1997


  • Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century (4 vols.)  [REF] PN771 .E5 1999 
    Contains biographical and critical articles. Includes bibliographies of works by and about authors.


  • European Writers [REF] PN501 .E9 1983

      Essays on author’s life, times, and works. Includes bibliographies.


  • Hispanic literature criticism (2 vols.) [REF] PQ7081.A1 H573 1994

Contains a broad selection of the best criticism of the works by major Hispanic writers of the past 100 years. Scope:U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Spain.


  • Hispanic writers : a selection of sketches from Contemporary authors / Bryan Ryan, editor. [REF] PQ7081.3 .H58 1991

Contains more than 400 entries on 20th century Hispanic writers-focusing on Hispanic

literature and  culture in the Americas.


  • Interviews with Spanish writers / Marie-Lise Gazarian GautierPQ6051 .G39 1991


  • Latin American Writers (3 vols.)  [REF] PQ7081.A1 L37 1989 
    Contains biography, critical studies, and bibliographies on writers from the 15th to the 20th century.


  • Masterpieces of Latino Literature [REF] PQ7081.A1 M29 1994


  • Modern Latin-American Fiction Writers. First Series. (See DLB v.113)
    [REF] PS21.D5 
    Modern Latin-American Fiction Writers. Second Series. (See DLB v.145) 
    [REF] PS21.D5
    Contains essays on a writer’s life, times and works. Includes bibliographies.


  • Modern Latin American literature (2 vols.) [REF] PQ7081.F63 1975



  • Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature (1978[REF] PQ6006 .O95 
    Brief articles on authors, terms, literary movements, etc. Includes authors writing in Spanish around the world


  • Spanish American Authors: The Twentieth Century [REF] PQ7081.3.F57 1992 
    “…Novelists and poets from Central and South America, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean…”. Includes biographical information, critical summaries, and bibliographies.


  • Spanish American Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Source Book [REF] PQ7081 .S63 1990 
    Includes 50 of the most important women writers of Latin America from the 17th Century to the 1980s.


Bibliographies, Dictionaries and Handbooks




  • Bibliotheca americana. A dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time.  [REF] Z1201 .S22 1961


  • Collins diccionario Ingles [REF] PC4640 .C53 2003


  • Diccionario Cambridge Klett Compact [REF] PC4640.D487 2002


  • Gran diccionario español-inglés [REF] PC4640 .G73 1993




  • Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula [REF] PN849.S6 D54 1993 
    Coverage of literature, authors, and movements from the 10th Century to the mid-1980s.


  • Spanish Literature, 1500-1700: A Bibliography of Golden Age Studies in Spanish and English, 1925-1980 [REF] Z2692 .M67 1984


  • Spanish Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Source Book  [REF] PQ6055 .S63 1993 
    Covers 50 authors from the 14th Century to the early 20th Century from a feminist critical perspective.



  • Contemporary Spanish American Poets: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources  [REF] Z1609.P6S4 1992
    Covers 86 poets born in the first half of the 20th century.


  • Dictionary of Mexican Literature [REF] PQ7106 .D53 1992 
    Covers writers, literary schools, and cultural movements with emphasis on the 20th century.


  • Dictionary of Twentieth-century Cuban Literature [REF] PQ7378 .D53 1990 
    Coverage from 1900 to mid-1980s. Includes biography, criticism and bibliographies.


  • Handbook of Latin American Literature [REF] PQ7081.A1 H36 1992 
    Essays on the various national literatures.