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Spanish and Latin American studies: Dictionaries

Selected reference works

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

Use for definitions and brief factual information, for example, Grijalbo : diccionario enciclopédico

A number of Spanish dictionaries are held in the Library. Dictionaries of the Spanish language are shelved at call number 463 (and extensions thereof). A good example is Collins Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias of Spanish literature are shelved at 860.03. A good example is Oxford companion to Spanish literature.

Browse all Spanish dictionaries held by the Library.

Spanish-English:English-Spanish medical dictionary


The Handbook of Latin American Studies is an annotated bibliographic index to books, journals, conference papers etc. It is available online and in print serials at Matheson.

Biographical sources

Start with Diccionario biografico Espanol contemporaneo. Works of individual biography can also be found in the Library collections, search name keywords in the Library catalogue.