Spanish and Hispanic
4. virtual resources
4.1 digital works and authors
You can now access many literary works either online (for free) or on CD-ROM (then you will have to purchase the CD-ROM or consult it at a library that might hold it). In any case, the digitization of literature can be a great research tool as it will allow you to do specific searches in the text and in the case of online literature brings it into your house without your having to venture out to the library or the bookshop. For links to online literature, check our section on virtual libraries. There you will find many of the literary works you are studying online. To list them all individually on this page would be an infinite task. We have therefore limited our authors' page to a few examples. If you are interested in CD-ROMs dedicated to particular authors, one major publisher of literature-based CD-ROMs is Chadwyck-Healey. For more information click here: ProQuest and Chadwyck Healey.
Examples of digital authors
Centro Virtual Cervantes
This page contains monographic studies on over 40 Spanish-language authors, which include biographical information and selected extracts from their work.
The Cervantes Project
A comprehensive reference and research site dedicated to the study of Cervantes' works and life, including bibliographies and digitized texts.
Fundación Federico García Lorca
This is the webpage of the Federico García Lorca Foundation, whose fundamental purpose is to promote the study and diffusion not only of the Spanish poet's own work, but also of the numerous artistic endeavors which influenced or were influenced by Lorca.
Fundación Pablo Neruda
This is the website of the Pablo Neruda Foundation offering bibliographies, reproductions of his major works and critical essays.
Europeana provides access to over 50 million digitised items - books, music, artworks and more.