Internet sites for Spain and Spanish studies

Many Spanish resources are freely available on the Web and some selected sites are listed below.

1. Spain and Spanish studies
2. Spanish language
3. Education
4. Literature
5. Politics and social issues
6. Media
7. Libraries
8. Travel and tourism
9. Search engines
10. Statistics

1. Spain and Spanish studies

CIA World Factbook Key statistics on Spanish geography, people, government, economy, transport, communication and defence.
Netaurus: links to Spanish websites for students and academics.
Super Links to Spanish Web Sites has a huge number of links to useful Web sites for those interested in finding out about Spanish and Latin American cultures. The site was created by Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus of the University of Northern Iowa.
(ACIS): Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies
The Instituto Cervantes, the official Spanish Government Cultural Centre, promotes Spanish language teaching and knowledge of the cultures of Spanish speaking counties throughout the world. The London branch offers a range of language courses and cultural activties such as film screenings, lectures, exibitions and concerts. They have a Library which has a collection of materials specialising in Spanish and Latin American language and culture.
Spain: a country study produced by the US Library of Congress, focuses on the history, economics, politics and national security apparatus of Spain.
Kidon media link: News sources from Spain

2. Spanish language

Many free internet sites are available to help with language learning. A selection is listed below. Don't forget that Brookes staff and students also have access to subscription services such as Oxford language dictionaries online. Connect to these via our list of Electronic dictionaries and language databases

I Love Languages is a comprehensive cataloge of multilingual Internet resources.
Super Spanish Web Sites contains a huge number of links to useful Web sites for those interested in learning Spanish. The site was created by Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus of the University of Northern Iowa.
Learn Spanish is a free online tutorial.
Centro Virtual Cervantes in the Aula de Lengua pages provides resources for learning and practising Spanish.
Juan Ramon de Arana's Spanish Language Exercises Web page hosted by Ursinus College includes exercises aimed at those interested in using the Internet for learning and teaching Spanish.
Links and resources for learning Spanish online can be found at Spanish Language
Ejercicios de gramatica Spanish grammar exercises and Lengua Espanola both by Juan Manuel Soto Arrivi of the University of Indiana.
Spanish grammar tutorial a free online tutorial
Spanish language and culture by Barbara Kuczun Nelson of Colby College, Maine.
Bab.la language portal
For links to general language-related sites see the Library guide Language studies and linguistics on the internet

3. Education

REBIUN the Spanish Universities Network
University of Madrid
University of Barcelona

4.Literature

Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books (eBooks or etexts). The collection provides access to more than 10,000 eBooks, most of which are older literary works. All may be freely downloaded and read, and redistributed for non-commercial use.

5. Politics and social issues

Government on the WWW: Spain provies links to Spanish political web sites.
MTAS: Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs
Spanish political resources on the Net

6. Media

Kidon media-link provides links for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and news agencies around the world.

Web sites for newspapers and current affairs magazines may offer current news, but older articles are often only available to subscribers. Don't forget that Brookes staff and students also have access to Spanish sources such as ABC, Cinco Dias, El Correo, Expansion, El Mundo, El Pais (1995-) and many others via the Factiva database. Connect to this via Electronic newspapers and magazines for Languages

7. Libraries

Taylor Institution Library, University of Oxford
The Instituto Cervantes, has an extensive Library specialising in Spanish and Latin American language and culture at its London branch. The Library houses a collection of more than 20,000 books, periodicals, magazines, DVDs,videos, audio-tapes, slides, CDs and CD-ROMs relating to Spanish speaking countries. Anyone is able to join the Library for an annual fee.
REBIUN Spanish University Libraries Union catalogue

8. Travel and tourism

European Tourist Information Center
Europe for Visitors
World Travel Guide: Spain

9. Search engines

Yahoo

10. Statistics

Eurostat : European Commission website providing statistical information on EU countries