Spanish-Speaking Countries Sources - LSC-CyFair

Selected Web Sites
Países en Español (historia, cultura, geografía, gobierno)

See collections of country information @
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) compiled by the University of Texas-Austin provides links to international information sources in such areas as economy, government, photographs, music, and more. See Periódicos y Noticias for Spanish-language newspapers from various countries

en Inglés
Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) from the University of Texas at Austin includes "recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America" that are generally free to use but you may need to register.
BBC News: Country Profiles from the British Broadcasting Corporation includes news updates by country plus basic country information.
Background Notes from the U.S. Department of State information for vacation and business travelers.
CIA World Factbook from the Central Intelligence Agency - provides country profiles (Note: Use drop down menu to select a country.)
Lonely Planet Destinations from Lonely Planet travel book publishers - provides country profiles and travel information (NOTE: Select a region and country or use the search box).

Photograph and Sound Search
Google Image Search
UNESCO Photobank from the United Nations - search for images by country, theme, or keyword

Books, Videos, Etc.

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Library Catalog

eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)

NOTE: Request items online from library catalog with a Harris County Public Library Card or Lone Star College–CyFair Photo ID/Library Card. See instructions on getting a library card.

Search Tips:
guidebooks (e.g., Mexico guidebooks)
social life (e.g., Mexico social life)
Selected Spanish-Speaking Country Titles in the
Lone Star College–CyFair Branch Library

Reference Collection
REF 306.03 Cou - Countries and Their Cultures
REF 306.097 Enc - Encyclopedia of World Cultures
REF 341.242 Eur - The Europa World Year Book
REF 909.82 Cou - Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

Circulating Collection - can be borrowed from the library
395.52 Dos - Do's and Taboos around the World
395.52 Mor - Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries
982.06 Fos - Culture and Customs of Argentina
983.064 Cas - Culture and Customs of Chile
986.106 Wil - Culture and Customs of Colombia
972.86 Hel - Culture and Customs of Costa Rica
972.91 Lui - Culture and Customs of Cuba
986.607 Han - Culture and Customs of Ecuador
306.097 Bol - Culture and Customs of El Salvador
972.881 She - Culture and Customs of Guatemala
985.06 Fer - Culture and Customs of Peru
946.08 Sta - Culture and Customs of Spain
972.93 Bro - Culture and Customs of the Dominican Republic
987.063 Din - Culture and Customs of Venezuela
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