This guide will help you locate resources related to Spanish-speaking countries.
Spanish Speaking Countries Map
Website Evaluation Tips
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Authority: Who is responsible for creating the web page? Is there a publisher or sponsor of the web page? Can you find information about the author and publisher?
Audience: Who is this web site created for? Is the content geared towards an age group or population group?
Accuracy: How does the information compare to other sources?
Content: What is the content of the web site: images, articles, a blog? The type of domain (.edu, .gov, .org) may provide some clues about the information. Can you detect a bias? Are there cited references?
Currency: How recent is the web site? Is there information on when it was last updated?
Countries and Their Cultures by Melvin Ember (Editor); Carol R. Ember (Editor)
Call Number: REF GN307 .C68 2001
Publication Date: 2001-05-23
This four-volume encyclopedia, located in the Jennings Library reference collection, provides 10-20 page summaries on the geography, history, demography, languages, food, economy, etiquette, politics, family, religion, and arts and humanities of approximately 200 countries.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life by Timothy L. Gall (Editor)
Call Number: REF GN333 .W67 1998
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
The Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America by Judy Galens (Editor); Robyn V. Young (Editor)
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
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The Country Profiles series, published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, provides brief summaries of the history, geography, society, economy, government and politics of several countries throughout the world.