Spanish Language and Literature Research Guide


Learning any language involves the senses of sight, hearing and speaking.  One must see the words and learn the grammar, hear the correct pronunciation and be able to speak the words intelligibly.

Let’s begin with seeing the words. 

The following are just a few of the titles available at the Giovatto Library which can assist in learning the written language and can be found by going to and clicking on Search Library Catalog on the left side of the library webpage:

Spanish for beginners, by Charles Duff. PC4111 .D737 1958

Easy Spanish step-by-step : mastering high-frequency grammar for Spanish proficiency--fast! / Barbara Bregstein PC4112.5 .B74 2006

Barron's E-Z Spanish / Ruth J. Silverstein, Heywood Wald, Allen Pomerantz ; general editor, Nathan Quin~ones PC4112.5 .S49 2009

Grama´tica esencial : grammar and reference review / Jorge Nelson Rojas, Richard A. Curry PC4112 .R58 2003

To hear the correct pronunciation of Spanish, audio books, CDs and DVDs are a great help.  Our audiobook collection has a two-part edition of All-Audio Spanish.  This can be accessed through the Online Library.  Click on e-books and audiobooks, then click on EBSCO audiobook collection.  Enter the term “Spanish” and you will be taken to the entries for the two volumes.

Our collection also houses physical audio books on CD-Rom.  These include:

Spanish by Howard Beckerman. PC4112.7 .B43 2000b

Berlitz Spanish todayPC4121 .B47 1998

Berlitz Spanish premierPC4065 .B47 2006

Intermediate Spanish PC4065 .I58 2003

Advanced SpanishPC4065 .A48 2008

The Periodicals Department also has several Spanish newspapers and magazines including El Diario la Prensa, Hola and People Magazine in Spanish.



Now that you have mastered the language, it’s time to begin reading literature in Spanish.  Some of the great authors in our collection include:

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra(1547-1616)  Don Quixote   PQ6323 .A1 1963 

Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681)  El alcalde de ZalameaPQ6282 .A4 1918                                                                                                                                                         

Vicente Aleixandre (1898-1984)  Mis poemas mejores.  PQ6601.L26 A6 1961                                                                                                                                                               

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) Crepusculario : poemasPQ8097.N4 C7 1967

Buena suerte!


Prepared by Giovatto librarian Paul Dunphy

June 2013