More Options

Tips for using USearch
There are many different kinds of materials described on this page. To see all that the library has to offer for a specific category, use the USearch box above.

Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type “MAPS”, “GUIDEBOOKS”, “FEATURE FILMS”, or “DOCUMENTARY” and the name of a country in the blank box and hit Enter.
More Information About Spain and Its Cities

Another database that provides information about places is the Columbia Gazetteer of the World. It includes articles about Spain and individual cities.



Films About Your Country
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The Libraries also have a lot of documentaries about other countries. These are also in our DVD collection. Also, be sure to check out Academic Videos Online and Films on Demand, our streaming video services.

To see a list of films on your country of choice, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type DOCUMENTARY SPAIN in the blank box and hit Enter.

Once you get your results, look down the left-hand column. Under Location, choose DVD-Non-fiction.

A sample of what we have includes:

Le Mystè̀re Picasso = The Mystery of Picasso

Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
Your libraries are here to help!
Even when you are abroad, there are librarians available to help you and library materials that you can use.

Many of the materials here at the UM Libraries are available online from anywhere in the world.You may use the Usearch box on this page to search for books, articles, and other items. By going to the UM Libraries home page, you can also access our other databases.

Even though we're miles apart, we'd still like to help if we can. Feel free to use our Ask-A-Librarian service. Just remember to allow for any time difference.

Also, as a student at your university in Spain, you can use their library as well. Be sure to check it out!
This page contains materials that are available to students and faculty who are involved with the Study Abroad program in Spain.
Quick Facts

The information listed here as well as the flag and map images on this page were found in the Britannica Academic database. To see the full article, click here.

Official name: Reino de España (Kingdom of Spain)

Capital city: Madrid

National language: Castilian (Spanish)

Major religion: Roman Catholic

Language Help
  • Brush up on your language skills or learn a new language
  • 72 languages are available, including European Spanish
  • Watch movies with subtitles
  • Practice on the go with the mobile app (available through the database for Apple and Android)

Log on here!
Suggested Readings
Here are a few titles that we recommend for reading. Many others are available in the USearch system.


Barcelona by Robert Hughes

Barcelona: A Thousand Years of the City's Past by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

The Basque History of the World by Mark Kurlansky

The Battle for Spain by Antony Beevor

Discovering Spain: An Uncommon Guide by Penelope Casas

Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart

Following the Milky Way: a Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago by Elyn Aviva

Ghosts of Spain by Giles Tremlett

Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made by Richard Rhodes

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections by James Michener

The New Spaniards by John Hooper

The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by Maria Rosa Menocal

Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by Julia Fox

South from Granada by Gerald Brenan

Spain: True Stories (Travelers' Tales) by Lucy McCauley


The Alhambra by Washington Irving (ebooks)
     English     Spanish

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (ebook)

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The Heretic by Lewis Weinstein

The Last Jew by Noah Gordon

The Queen's Vow: a Novel of Isabella of Castile by C.W. Gortner (ebook)
Stories from Spain = Historias de España by Genevieve Barlow and William Stivers

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Travel Guides
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  • Plan your free time!
  • Large collection in the Richter Library
  • These can be borrowed
Some of the titles we have are:

Spain (Lonely Planet)

Living Abroad in Spain

Road Of Stars To Santiago
Watch a Movie!
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One way to brush up on your language skills is by watching foreign language movies. Movies are also a good way to learn about a country.

We have a large selection available in our DVD collection. Also, be sure to check out Academic Videos Online and Films on Demand, our streaming video services.

Here are a few examples of what we have:

Abre Los Ojos = Open Your Eyes

L'Auberge Espagnole


Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy
     Bodas de Sangre = Blood Wedding
     El Amor Brujo

El Cid

Goya's Ghosts (streaming)

Juana la Loca = Mad Love

El Laberinto del Fauno = Pan's Labyrinth

Man of La Mancha

Manuale d'Amore = The Manual of Love

Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios = Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Ocho Apellidos Vascos = Spanish Affair

El Viaje de Carol = Carol's Journey
     or Streaming

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
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Inform yourself on current topics!

Databases with newspapers from Spain

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