Resources for Latin American Studies

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Search Tools, Databases and E-Resources

Databases and E-Resources: Latin America

Useful websites

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

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

Hartness Guide to Statistical Information (Brazil)

Allows you to download the statistics and complete texts of the Presidential Reports of all the Brazilian provinces, 1830-1889.

LAPTOC (Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents)

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

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.

America Latina Portal Europeo

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

FID Romanistik

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
LAPOP (Latin American Public Opinion Project)
PERLA (Project on Ethnicity & Race in Latin America)

Collaborative project, based at Princeton University

 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