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SPAN 2090 Intermediate Spanish 1: 1) About

This is a library research guide for class projects for Spanish 2090 (Intermediate Spanish 1)

Use these reliable sources for information about any country, and for background for your native speaker interview.

Country information: reliable online sources

Find reliable country information quickly: these are efficient and reliable sources for facts and summaries about national politics, economics, education, infrastructure, media and much more.  Use them to gather information or to check your understanding. Most are online; to access from off-campus, connect through the Cornell Library Catalog or use Passkey. [Economist Intelligence Unit]  Country Profiles, Country Reports, Country Commerce, Views wires for nearly 200 countries, regions and organizations. Start here: How to use

Europa World Plus  Political, social and economic information about 250+ countries;  incudes country maps and a directory of business, cultural and political organizations in each country and 1,900+ international organizations.

Political Handbook of the World  (Print: Olin Ref JF37.P76+, and online) Focuses on country politics, but also addresses the media in each country. Print only.

World Factbook  (US Central Intelligence Administration) "information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."

Visual culture

Columbia (Oxford Art Online) 

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Cite it: Natalia Vega, et al. "Colombia." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 14 Feb. 2017. <>.

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