As a way to help readers navigate the sea of internet resources available for the study of subjects related to European languages, our department manages a Delicious account. Delicious is an online bookmarking service that allows everyone to browse what at first view is a list of links (277 at the moment) to useful resources.
When visiting it (click here) you will notice though, that you can select a series of options that can help narrow the list to your area of interest (Tags, tags bundles, date, extra filters; see screenshot on the right). A good way to begin is by clicking on “tags”, so you can see all the categories we have used to classify each resource, from the language they deal with (Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.) to the sort of content they have or type of resources they are (bibliographies, ejournals, archives, manuscripts, digital libraries, etc.) and to the subject they deal with (literature, social sciences, history, etc.).
For example, if you click on “Spanish”, all tags related to this filter will appear below the main tag cloud in a light blue box. There you can choose another tag to restrict your search: clicking on “History” will give you a list of 17 resources. By further filtering, clicking on “official_publications” for example, you will get to the “Political Database of the Americas” and the records of the “Junta Provincial de Patronato de Matanzas” (see screenshot at the right).
Most of the resources listed on our Delicious account have unrestricted access. Those that don’t are marked with the tag “Raven_password” and are only available to University of Cambridge users. We try to maintain it as up to date as possible, but if you have any questions or suggestions of links to add, please do contact us.
Another service our department provides is RSS feeds to receive updates on the latest books we have catalogued and are ready for consultation. If you are interested, see our past blogpost here, where we explain how to set it up.