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Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Resources for research in Spanish and Portuguese Studies.

Finding Primary Sources

Finding primary sources can be tricky.  Here are some ways to search for them:

1.  Search a primary source database

2.  Use library catalogs to find primary sources published in books. 

3.  Use the bibliographies of secondary sources.

4.  Search for manuscript and archival materials.  

5.  Search an index (not full-text, but sometimes the best for the topic). 


Digitized Primary Sources

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Interested in finding more primary sources that have been digitized?  These are some resources that can help:

Primary Sources at Georgetown

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections holds the library’s rare books, manuscripts, the University Archives, and the University Art Collection. Below are a few of their collections of interest.  You can identify additional collections and finding aids by searching Digital Georgetown and consulting the Special Collections Descriptive Catalog

Published Primary Sources

Use these search terms- in addition to your keywords- in order to identify published primary sources at the library:

  • Archives
  • Interviews
  • Correspondence
  • Description and travel
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts
  • Oral Histories
  • Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
  • Personal narratives
  • Pictorial Works
  • Speeches
  • Sources
These search terms are especially powerful if you place them in the "subject" field in the HoyaSearch advanced search option.

Digitization projects

Web Archiving Projects

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