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A guide for those interested in the literature, culture and history of Latin America.

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Welcome to the Latin American Studies research guide. This guide is designed to serve as a starting point from which students and researchers can begin their research. It is a selective listing of general resources related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Please consider consulting related guides: 

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The following are bibliographies, databases and other general reference sources where you can begin your research.

  • Ecologies of Migrant Care. Ecologies of Migrant Care is an initiative of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU. Their goal is to research, document and make visible the region-wide humanitarian emergency that is resulting from the ongoing expulsion of refugees and migrants from Central America. This website offers nearly 100 interviews with migrants, activists, faith leaders, journalists, academics, artists and others who offer witness to the atrocities committed in this expulsion, as well as the strength and ethical fortitude of those who confront it.
  • Americas Barometer. Provides data from regularly conducted surveys in 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the US and Canada on political and social issues.
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Erick Langer and Jay Kinsbruner, Eds. 2nd ed. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008.
  • Ethnic Newswatch. An interdisciplinary, multi-lingual (English, Spanish, French, and more) database of newspapers, magazines, and journals from ethnic, minority, and native presses. 1940s to present.
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies Web: A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook.
  • LANIC, Latin American Network Information Center: Digital initiative of LLILAS Benson at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Oxford Bibliographies: Latin American Studies: Compiles recommended readings by subject. Sub-collections include: Andean Contributions to Rethinking the State and the Nation; The Black Experience in Modern Latin America; The Era of Porfirio Diaz, 1876-1911; Immigration in Latin America; Women in Modern Latin American History; and many more.
  • PRISMA, Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas, with HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals) Index

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