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Introduction to Literary Studies: Spanish


Van Dale Onlinewoordenboeken: bilingual dictionaries NL/SP and SP/NL.

Search engines for Spanish


  • HLAS Online: Handbook of Latin American Studies.Mulitidisciplinary bibliography about Latin America from the Library of Congress
  • Dialnet: Bibliographic portal with references to Spanish scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, PhD theses and conference proceedings. Includes some full text articles.
  • Sumarios ISOC Lengua y Literatura:  This bibliographic database contains references to articles in 150 Spanish journals in the field of Language and Literature. Sometimes access to the full text.

Library catalogue

Collection of texts

Book reviews

  • LiteRom Wereldliteratuur: Book reviews of Dutch translatons of foreign literature. Every two weeks the latest reviews as well as interviews with authors are added to LiteRom Wereldliteratuur. It contains articles from Dutch newspapers and weekly magazines 1876 onwards.

Internet guide

  • Hispana:Hispana brings together the digital collections of archives, libraries and museums in Spain. Gives access to all kinds of material (manuscripts, print books, photographs, maps etc.) of the Spanish cultural heritage.

The language collections in the University Library City Centre


All language collections are located in the Utrecht University Library City Centre.

  • Dutch (NED), German (DUI) and English (ENG) are located on the ground floor
  • Literary studies (ALW), French (FRA), Italian (ITA), Spanish (SPA) and Celtic Languages (KEL) are located on the first floor.
  • Do you want to know more details about the arranged of topics and the corresponding codes? Each of the collection for the Humanities has a dedicated page with a link to the classification. 

What will you find in the language collections?

  • General studies on the language and literature of a certain region. For instance you will find many dictionaries here
  • Linguistics of the languages Dutch, English, Celtic, French, Italian and Spanish
  • Literary studies (form the greater part of the language collections). This part is arranged by period. For each period you will find general studies and next the authors from that particular period, arranged alphabetically, with primary sources (the work written by the author), translations and secundary sources (studies about the author).
  • In the collection of Literary studies (Dutch abbreviation: ALW) you will find books on theoretical and empirical literary studies. Comparative literary studies are arranged by period.