Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary subject area which involves many countries, regions, languages, and cultures.
This research guide is intended for students and researchers in Latin American Studies of all levels. It lists general resources related to Latin American Studies, including books, journals, and online resources available at the FSU Libraries.
The MLA International Bibliography provides a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Works of interest to scholars are included whether they are written for a scholarly or a more general audience, provided that the content or its treatment places them within the scope of the bibliography. Masters' theses, guides that are essentially plot summaries, and other apprentice or simplified works are excluded.
Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. Documents indexed include journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
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Subject areas in the main menu on the homepage include Countries, Economy, Education, Government, Humanities, Internet & Computing, Libraries and Reference, Media and Communication, Recreation, Regional Resources, Science, Social Sciences, Society and Culture, Sustainable Development.
The site also has special collections accessible on the left-hand side menu of the homepage, including:
- LAGDA Gov Docs Archive (full-text versions of official documents and video and audio recordings of key regional leaders) – can browse by country
- LAOAP Open Archives Portal (Collaborative Project between Latin Americanist Research Resources Project
- LARRP and LANIC, to improve access to social sciences grey literature produced in Latin America.)
- LAPTOC (Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents). Provides access to tables of contents for different journals – can browse list of journal titles by country and link to Tables of Contents)
- Electoral Observatory (reports on latest elections – news, overseeing agencies)
- TILAN Networking Trends (resource center that seeks to document trends regarding expansion of the Internet throughout the countries of Latin America. Includes full text of research reports and articles; statistics: tables containing data on a variety of indicators typically sought by individuals interested in Internet growth in Latin America; summaries of basic networking statistics and key resources for further information for each Latin American country; subject directory of links to related resources throughout the Web
- Etext Collection (conference papers from Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Latin American Studies Association, Association for the Study of Cuban Economy, Presidential Messages, The Sustainable Development Reporting Project (year-long endeavor to look at the most promising and important sustainable development programs in Central America, made possible by a grant from the Mexico City office of the Ford Foundation), Individual books, theses, papers, and other publications hosted as part of the Etext Collection
LARRP projects include LAPTOC, a searchable Web database, providing access to the tables of contents of more than 800 journals published in Latin America; Latin American Open Archives Portal (LAOAP), which provides access to social sciences grey literature produced in Latin America by research institutes, nongovernmental organizations, and peripheral agencies; and Mexican and Argentinian presidential speeches from the early 19th century to the present.
Abstracts and indexes literature 1964 - date covering countries other than the United States and Canada in the subject areas of history, the social sciences and humanities. The scope of coverage is World History (1450 - present) and related areas including culture, diplomacy, economics, international relations and politics.