General search strategies

Some suggested subjects/keywords that can be used to search the library catalogue and the Internet to research the Spanish in the Americas. Remember, this is not an exhaustive list.

aztecsSome search keywords
– spanish conquistadors
– spanish conquest americas
– spanish colonization americas
-“christopher columbus” americas
– pizarro inca empire
cortes aztec empire

Online Resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Non fiction eBooks

Incas

Inca Civilization
– topics include Historical overview, Government, Cuzco, Religion, Architecture, Art, Collapse of the empire. From Ancient History Encyclopdia, Mark Cartwright.

Spanish colonisation of the Americas

America, Spanish conquest
– conquest of the Inca and Aztecs by the Spanish. Includes information on the resistance to Spanish colonialism. From South African History Online

Aztec history
– information on the Aztec way of life and the conquest by the Spanish. Created by Jaime Cottrill

Cortes and the fall of the Aztec Empire
– From Ancient History Encyclopdia, Mark Cartwright.

Pizarro and the fall of the Inca Empire
– From Ancient History Encyclopdia, Mark Cartwright.

Spanish in the Americas video

Aztecs: Fall of the Empire
– YouTube. Produced by MGH