Librarian-approved free online content for Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies

A new resource offering access to an extraordinary wealth of electronic resources with Latin American and Iberian content is now available to researchers. The Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE), a working group within the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) is behind this impressive initiative.

LACLI (Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian Online Free E-Resources) is not a database as such, but an index of free online resources available via Google Sheets from Google Drive. It is a work in progress and it does not have the search capabilities of a database, but it is a fantastic resource nonetheless, so we hope you will find it useful.

The resource can be filtered by format, country and geographical area coverage, subject keywords and institutional host and it is arranged alphabetically by resource name. You can identify national digital libraries across Latin America and Iberia, or Cuban photographs and posters, or Latin American ephemera, for example, by constructing a filtered search. Details on how to filter data in a Google spreadsheet can be found here. Do bear in mind that LACLI is licensed under a Creative Commons licence, though, so it is free to use for non-commercial purposes only.

Another interesting resource, also created under the umbrella of SALALM, is the Latin American and Caribbean Digital Primary Resources database. All the resources contained within this resource have been incorporated into LACLI, but this subset deals specifically with primary resources.

Relevant resources from LACLI and the Latin American and Caribbean Digital Primary Resources database will gradually find their way into the Cambridge libraries A-Z list of electronic resources to aid discoverability, but in the meantime, do email us at if you need assistance navigating these resources.

Sonia Morcillo

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