My research concentrates on colonial Mexico, so the major repositories I have visited are located in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. The following library and archival aids and tips – what I am calling biblioteca – are an opportunity for me to share about my experiences with rare books and manuscripts. In Spanish biblioteca has several related meanings, the two most common being a library (a place where books are housed) and a bibliographic catalogue (a list of works by writers on a given subject or from a particular region). My online biblioteca here provides viewers with a visual display of archives and libraries in bibliomochila, some advice on library fellowships, and several helpful links .

Engaging with Technology (Card Catalogues), Archivo General de Centro América, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2008. Photo by Cynthia Luz Manzo Guerrero.

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