Library Research Guide: Spanish Language and Culture Materials at LPC
REFERENCE SOURCES – Use reference sources for background information, broad overviews and summaries. The reference collection includes general and subject specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, directories, almanacs, atlases, etc. Many also contain bibliographies for further research. Reference books cannot be checked out from the library but may be photocopied.
Countries and Their Cultures. Ref GN 307.C68 2001
CultureGrams. Ref GT 150.C85 2005
Diccionario del Estudiante Ref PC 4628 .D49175 2005
Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life. Ref GN 333 .W67 1998
Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Ref GN 307.E53
Encylopedia of European Cinema. Ref PN 1993.5.U6.F5 1998
Encylopedia of Food and Culture. Ref GT 2850.E53 2003
Faber Companion to Foreign Films. Ref PN 1995.9.F67.B42 1992
Larousse Student Dictionary: Spanish-English, English-Spanish Ref PC 4628 .L28 2003
You Eat What You Are.Ref GT 2850 .B37. 1999
BOOKS& AUDIOVISUALS – Use the online catalog to find materials in the library. The catalog includes all books and audiovisual materials LPC Library owns. Search for a book or video by the author, title, subject, or keyword.
El laberinto del Fauno DVD PN 1995.9 F36 P367 2007
Lista de espera DVD PN 1997 .L57 2008
El mar adentro DVD RC 406 .Q33 M37
The motorcycle diaries DVD F 2224 M683 2005
Oedipo alcalde DVD PN 1997 O335787 2007
Santos peregrinos DVD PN 1995.9 C55 S26 2005
Valentin DVD PN 19976 V33 2004
La vida que te espera DVD PN 1997.2 .V53 2004
Volver DVD PN 1995.9 C55 V66 2007
Whisky DVD PN 1995.9 F67 W45759 2006
Y tu mama tambien DVD PN 1995.9 T44 Y5 2002
INTERNET RESOURCES –Internet resources can supplement or enhance your research. Always be cautious of information found on the Web since the quality of sources varies tremendously on the Internet. It is always a good idea to check the information against another source. As with all information resources, whether in print or on the Internet, evaluate the quality based on the following criteria:
Is it free from mistakes and errors?
What are the qualifications of the author?
Is there any strong bias?
Is the information up-to-date?
To what extent is the topic explored?
Examples of Relevant Web Sites
Learn Spanish <http://www.studyspanish.com> Each lesson in this tutorial includes a cultural lesson in English and Spanish, practice exercises, and a test. Words in the lessons and the cultural files are linked to sound files. Includes links to Spanish-language newspapers, radio stations, and language schools. Also provides a list of the top ten phrases that don't translate well and a random idiom generator. REACH: Recursos Para la Ensenanza y el Sprendizaje de las Culturas Hispanas < http://www.nflc.org/REACH/> The objectives of this site are to "help in the teaching of Spanish and Hispanic cultures to bilingual Latino students," and to help Spanish-speaking students and the general public gain a greater appreciation of Hispanic language and culture. Features several teaching modules on subjects such as Latinos in the United States and Andean culture. In English and Spanish. A project of the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC), based at the University of Maryland.Cultures of the Andes/Culturas de los Andes <http://www.andes.org/ > Music, photos, poems, and stories from the Andes mountain region of South America, which includes artists from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, and Chile. Information is variously provided in English, Spanish, and the Quechua Indian language.
Miscositas.com <http://www.miscositas.com/> Developed for both students and teachers, this multicultural site contains a collection of picture books in English, French, and Spanish. There are suggested curricula for each story for the respective languages as well as related links. The Spanish CALL Project <http://www.indiana.edu/~call/> This searchable site is designed for intermediate and advanced students of the Spanishlanguage. Gramática , written in both English and Spanish, contains Reglas, or the rules for the various parts of grammar; Ejercicios contains print and interactive exercises. Cultura provides links to literature, discussion, Latin American, and other related sites. CALL stands for Computer-Assisted Language Learning. BBC:Languages <http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/> Resources for learning French, German, Spanish, and Italian, including sound files, vocabulary lists, quizzes, and cultural notes. Also includes limited resources for other languagessuch as Welsh, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Stephanie Fish, LPC Librarian
Las Positas College Library Research Guide: Spanish Language and Culture 8/28/2017