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Foreign Languages & Literature

This is a guide to resources useful for the study of Foreign Languages and Literature

Welcome to the general Spanish page! Below you'll find links to Spanish databases where you can find journal articles on Spanish topics and a brief guide to browsing books on various Spanish topics on our shelves. You are also able to search Scout or the Library Catalog; all our books, ebooks, and journals can be found that way.

Spanish Databases at the USMA Library

Below you will find quick links to some of the most commonly accessed resources, you can always access the entire list of Foreign Language Databases here!

If you are looking for Films in Spanish, check out

To read recent news articles or magazines in Spanish, check out

If you are doing research in Spanish, check out

Spanish Web Resources

These resources are outside of USMA, but they still contain valuable information. They can be helpful when researching or practicing in Spanish.

Research Resources:

Practice Resources:

  • Audiria  Spanish podcasts arranged by level of proficiency.
  • Sublearning Quiz yourself by translating subtitles from your favorite movies.

Practice Reading Comprehension:

  • Kwiziq: Spanish Reading Practice A collection of interactive reading exercises with links to English translations.
  • Lingua Short articles and conversations designed to help Beginning students.
  • Snappy Spanish Short stories focused on the basics of grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure that progress to higher levels.
  • Spanish Boom Spanish texts with English translations and professional audio.
  • Spanish Circles Free Spanish readings for Beginner and Intermediate levels. Readings contain videos and English translations.

West Point Center for Oral History: Spanish Resources:

Please note that the resources listed in this section are hosted by groups separate from the USMA Library. The USMA Library can NOT guarantee access or resolve connection issues to these resources.

Spanish Books in the USMA Library

Browse the shelves, head up to the south east side of the 4th floor and find the call numbers that start with "PQ." Here's a general listing of subject areas:

  • PQ6001-8929                                Spanish literature
  • PQ6001-6168                                History and criticism
  • PQ6170-6269                                Collections
  • PQ6271-6498                                Individual authors and works to 1700
  • PQ6500-6576                                Individual authors, 1700-ca. 1868
  • PQ6600-6647                                Individual authors, 1868-1960
  • PQ6650-6676                                Individual authors, 1961-2000
  • PQ6700-6726                                Individual authors, 2001-
  • PQ7000-8929                                Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
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