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Latin American & Caribbean Studies Research Guide  

How to find books, databases, primary sources, and other resources related to Latin America and the Caribbean, past and present.
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Latin American and Caribbean Studies encompass a wide variety of subjects, including history, politics, economics, languages, art, and music. This guide will help you find resources to enhance your research in all these areas. 


    Using Library of Congress Subject Headings

    The LCSH helps you find related information on your topic. If you locate relevant books in a keyword search, try clicking on the subject links to find more resources on this subject. Here are just a few examples of subject headings related to Latin American & Caribbean Studies:

    Art, Latin American

    Caribbean Area

    Historiography Latin America

    Latin American Anthropology Periodicals

    Latin America History 20th Century

    Latin America Politics & Government 20th Century

    Primary Source Databases & Websites

    Secondary Source Databases & Websites

    • CFA The Center for the Americas
      The CFA supports research and curricular development, and promotes institutional exchanges with other institutions in the Americas.
    • Dissertations & Theses Databases (ProQuest Only)  
      This database indexes over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world; nearly one million in full text.
    • Fuente Academica  
      A unique collection of scholarly journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.
    • Handbook of Latin American Studies
      A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars, from the Library of Congress.
    • HAPI Online  
      The database contains over 275,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.
    • Hemispheric Institute
      This site gives you access to rare videos. You can access it by setting up your account using your UH email address (
    • Historical Abstracts  
      Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present. Books, dissertations, newspapers, and journals in over 40 languages.
    • Humanities International Complete  
      Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.
    • JSTOR  
      Covers many subject areas related to Latin American studies, and other general humanities.
    • Latin American Network Information Center
      The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin.
    • Latino Literature  
      Over 33,000 pages of prose and poetry, and over 450 plays written in Spanish and English.
    • MLA International Bibliography  
      Offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations.
    • WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
      Over 2000 frequently updated and annotated links to a wide range of information, including maps, global studies, and international organizations.

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