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These resources provide additional information about related programs, study abroad, and research.

Sites of Interest

Study Abroad

  • Capstone International Academic Programs
    • Interested in studying abroad, the UA Education Abroad office is here to help you every step of the way.  You will have wonderful and challenging experiences that will allow you to grow both academically and personally and prepare you to compete in today’s globalizing world!
  • The Cuba Center
    • The University of Alabama Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship is one of few in the country, and helps provide our faculty and students with a truly unique opportunity to express the University’s commitment to teaching, research, and service.  The University has enjoyed close educational ties with Cuban scholars and institutions with its Cuba Initiative, established in 2002. The Initiative was established to develop significant academic and scientific exchanges between the university and its counterparts in Cuba.
  • Global Studies Certificate Program
    • The University of Alabama’s Global Studies Certificate (GSC) is designed to introduce the undergraduate student to the cultural, economic, physical, and political aspects of being a world citizen in the 21st century. The emphasis of the GSC is the contemporary rather than the historical. Nine hours of the program are specified as GSC Core, and should be taken prior to the six upper division Emphasis Area hours.

Research Resources

  • Archives of American Art: Latino and Latin American (Smithsonian Archives of American Art)
    • Papers, oral histories, and images of artists from Latin America.
  • Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection : Series 1
    • A vast digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture. “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project” — from which the collections draws its content, is the largest national project ever to locate, preserve and disseminate Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form from colonial times until 1960.
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record (University of Virginia)
    • The 1,280 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public – in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World.
  • Biblioteca Digital Hispánica (Biblioteca Nacional de España)
    • Digitized texts, collections, and images from the collections of the Biblioteca Nacional de España.
  • Biblioteca Virtual del Patrimonio Bibliográfico (Spain)
    • Digitized manuscripts and rare books held in Spanish libraries and archives.
  • Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
    • Extensive site offering links to full-text collections of major literary authors and historical works
  • Brazil and the United States Expanding Frontiers, Expanding Cultures
    • Joint project of the Library of Congress and Brazilian National Library, providing digital images of books, maps, prints and photographs, manuscripts and other documents.
  • Brazilian Government Documents (Center for Research Libraries)
    • The Latin American Microfilm Project (LAMP) at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has digitized executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil’s national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the first Republic in 1930.
  • Cineteca Nacional de México
    • As an entity of the Federal Public Administration, the Cineteca was established to conserve preserve, and maintain the cinematic memory of Mexco and those documents associated with it, and it also promotes and disseminates outstanding works of Mexico’s national cinematography, and stimulates the formulation of new audiences in the appreciation of the international art cinema.
  • Colecciones Mexicanas
    • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México site with literary and historical materials, and collection of historic Mexican photos.
  • dLOC: Digital Library of the Caribbean
    • A cooperative of partners within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean, dLOC provides users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
  • Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive
    • Over 10 million scanned images of documents from the National Police Historical Archive of Guatemala.
  • Digital Collections: Cuban Heritage Collection (University of Miami)
    • Extensive collection documenting Cuban and Cuban-America history and culture.
  • Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)
    • A cooperative of partners within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean, dLOC provides users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
  • Digital Photo Collection (Rio de Janeiro’s Biblioteca Nacional)
    • Brasiliana Photo is a space to give visibility, stimulate debate, and reflect on the achievements of this documentary genre.
  • Digitalized Newspapers at Rio de Janeiro’s Biblioteca Nacional
    • The National Library Foundation offers its users a portal for the Brazilian Digital Hemeroteca of national journals that provides comprehensive consultation of its journal collection–newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, newsletters, and etc–and serial publications.
  • Early Encounters in North America: peoples, cultures and the environment
    • Provides access to letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts concerning events that took place in North America between 1534 and 1860. The focus of the database is on description, travel, and accounts of interactions among various cultural groups.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
    • A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has sought to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800.  Best for English-speaking Caribbean.
  • European Views of the Americas
    • This bibliographic database serves as a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Based on the bibliography, European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750. Full text is not available; cited works are held at the John Carter Brown Library and may be available at other research libraries. Consult CLIO and WorldCat to identify holdings.
  • Feminism in Cuba: Nineteenth through Twentieth Century Archival Documents
  • Latin American Travelogues (Brown University)
    • Digitized collection of English-language 16th-19th century Latin American travelogues.
  • The Making of the Modern World: the Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850
    • This collection documents dynamics of Western trade, economies, and wealth. Includes facsimiles of rare books and primary source materials such as political pamphlets and broadsides, government publications, proclamations, and a wide range of ephemera.
  • Los Primeros Libros de las Américas: Impresos Mexicanos del Siglo XVI en las Bibliotecas del Mundo
    • A digital collection of the first books printed in Mexico before 1601. These monographs represent the first printing in the New World and provide primary sources for scholarly studies focused on a variety of academic fields. Approximately 220 unique titles are held in institutions around the world with most held in Mexico and the United States. The project currently brings together 15 partner institutions in Mexico, the United States, South America, and Europe.
  • Románico Digital
    • Un portal que ofrece contenidos digitalizados, seleccionados y archivados por la Fundación Santa María la Real, relativos al Arte Románico.
  • Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
    • “Based on Joseph Sabin’s landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900’s. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more.
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
    • Full-text documents from the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Includes books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, and manuscripts. Currently contains Part 1, “Debates over Slavery and Abolition.” Parts 2-4 are scheduled for release between 2011 and 2013.
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    • The largest university in Latin America opted for digitizing its archives and opening to the public. The project was born in November of 2011, when the General Direction of Institutional Evaluation of the UNAM wanted to lay the foundations of the philosophy of Open Access, promoting a cultural change in the university community.
  • World Digital Library
    • The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.