Resources for Latin American Studies

Search Tools, Databases and E-Resources

Databases and E-Resources: Latin America

Databases and E-Resources: Theses

Databases and E-Resources: Newspaper articles

Useful websites

Note: This page links to general resources. See individual subject pages for subject specific resources

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Biblioteca Digital Mexicana
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes

CLACSO Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales

Virtual library including e-journals maintained by the Consejo Latinamericano de Ciencias Sociales (Latin American Council of Social Sciences)

Handbook of Latin American Studies Online

Hemeroteca Nacional Digital de Mexico

Access to the full text of numerous Mexican newspapers, 1722-1978

LIBRARIES. CATALOGUES. INDEXES. THESES

Biblioteca Digital Brasileira de Teses e Dissertacoes

Central catalogue and portal of information about dissertations from Brazilian universities and colleges, including PhDs. Subject to copyright, an increasing number can be downloaded in full text from the website. Abstracts are offered for all items. All subject areas are covered

Catalogue collectif des periodiques Caraibe-Amazonie

Aims to create a searchable catalogue (union list) of all periodicals held by libraries and archives in Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guyana which cover the Caribbean and Amazon

LAPTOC (Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents)

Latindex

Index to over 2000 scholarly journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal which is maintained by an international network of organisations & hosted at UNAM

UNAM Bases de Datos y Recursos Electronicos Libres

ORGANISATIONS

Americas Society

US organisation founded by David Rockefeller in 1965, aims to promote understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues facing Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada

Latin American Studies Association (US)

Observatoire Politique de l'Amerique latine et des Caraibes (OPALC)

Main French network of research on Latin American politics

Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)

The UK Association for the study of Latin America.

PORTALS

America Latina Portal Europeo

Collaboration between European organisations REDIAL and CEISAL to provide news, publications & resources on Latin America

Cibera

Portal to German research on Latin America

LANIC (Latin American Network Information Center)

Since 1992 a major portal from University of Texas at Austin

New Mexico State University Border & Latin American Information

OA Hermes

UNAM maintained portal that cross-searches over 60 websites & indexes. Especially useful for locating research reports & grey literature

Portal del hispanismo

SOCIAL SCIENCES

LAPOP (Latin American Public Opinion Project)

PERLA (Project on Ethnicity & Race in Latin America)

Collaborative project, based at Princeton University

WEST INDIES. CARIBBEAN

 Digital Library of the Caribbean

Offers free access to online resources about the history, culture and society of the Caribbean and its constituent nations, including historic and contemporary newspapers, photographs, government gazettes, maps, & historic books.

Dutch Caribbean Digital Platform

Full text books & resources from Dutch universities & institutes. 19th century to 1954

 

Printed Bibliography

The Library holds an extensive collection of Latin American bibliography on Floor 5, classmarks Z 1411-1945. Consult the library catalogue for full details as many items are also held in the stores. Major publications include:

Handbook of Latin American studies 1935- Z 1605
Hispanic American periodicals index 1963- Z 1605

Enquiries

Library
The University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3UA
+44 (0) 1206 873192
libline@essex.ac.uk

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