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 Library of Congress Online Catalog to search for books or journals.
 Portals to the world : Iberia, the Caribbean, and Latin America: selected internet resources.
 The Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS). An annotated bibliography of scholarly resources published about Latin American subjects in the social sciences and humanities.
 Other Luso-Hispanic resources at the LC.

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    October 15, 2003