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Latin American studies

Last Updated: 12-Nov-2015

This guide provides resources to Latin American studies.

Subject Librarians

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Table of Contents


Reference citations

These databases will help you find citations and references and will sometimes contain full text:

HAPI, Hispanic American Periodicals Index:
Article citations about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. Some full-text articles are available. 
Handbook of Latin American Studies:
This is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars in the social sciences and the humanities.

Full text databases

These resources offer full text, including texts in Spanish and Portuguese:

Informe! - more than 7 million magazine and journal citations from/about Latin America, many with full text links, 1980 - present.
JSTOR - a growing digital library of academic journals.
Project Muse - over 300,000 articles from university press and scholarly society journals in various languages.


Full-text searching and retrieval of thousands of titles in various disciplines, with a rich "information toolset." Printing and copying from particular titles may have print/copy page limits.

Digitalia - journal articles on humanities and social sciences from Spain and Latin America.
Ebrary - more than 60,000 e-books in various disciplines.

Historical images

Searchable databases offering thousands of images from different times, cultures and disciplines. Combination of images, data, and texts provides comprehensive art-related teaching, learning, and researching capabilities through features such as zooming and panning.

Archives Unbound - Digital images on various topics (Mexican Revolution, US-Latin American Relations, etc).
Arte Público Hispanic Historical CollectionSeries 1 and Series 2
Digital content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture from colonial times until 1960s. 
ARTSTOR - provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.
World scholar. Latin America & the Caribbean - a collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video.

Open access

Provides links to freely available scholarly journals, from table of contents only to full text:




Latin American newsstand - full text in Spanish and Portuguese from 40 Latin American newspapers and news mail services.


Streaming videos and DVDs:

Kanopy - Purchase-on-demand social sciences streaming video.

Latin America in Video - Original-language documentaries from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America.

Statistics and data

The Americas Barometer - is the only survey of democratic public opinion and behavior covering the Americas and measuring democratic values and behaviors using national probability samples of voting-age adults.

Global search

xSearch - allows searching through various interfaces at once for e-books, dissertations and full text.

New books

New books

  1. edited by Olaf Kaltmeier (Center for InterAmerican Studies, Bielefeld University) and Mario Rufer (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco). 2017

  2. edited by Gordana Yovanovich and Roberta Rice. 2017

  3. Henrik Karge/Bruno Klein (Hrsg. / eds.). 2016

  4. Christof Mauersberger. 2016

  5. George Reid Andrews. 2016

  6. a production of WGBH Boston and Central Television Enterprises for Channel 4, UK ; executive producer, Judith Vecchione. 2016

  7. edited by Fehmy Saddy. 2016

  8. Ana Esteban Maluenda (edición) ; prólogo, Ramón Gutiérrez ; introducción y epílogo, Ana Esteban Maluenda ; dirección editorial, Jorge Sainz. 2016

  9. Wooldy Edson Louidor. 2016