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This research guide points to resources relevant to Latin American Countries, Regions, and Subjects.
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Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary subject area which involves many countries (at least 23), regions (MesoAmerica, Central America, and South America and others), languages and cultures (Spanish, African, English, French, Portuguese, and Indigenous) and many subject disciplines, including Anthropology, Art and Art History, History, Economics, Geography, International Affairs, Literature, Music, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

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.



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Key Resources

The International Studies LibGuide points to many databases and online resources which are helpful for Latin American Studies, as well as other area studies' fields.

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is another excellent resource for books, periodicals, manuscripts, newspapers, and archival materials in print, microfilm, and digital formats. FSU belongs to this international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries, which allows FSU patrons to borrow CRL materials via interlibrary loan for extended periods.

One way to identify key collections is through CRL Topic Guides.  See, for example, the Topic Guides for Latin American Studies and Human Rights.

  • Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)  
    Administered by the University of Texas Austin, provides access to official (government), scholarly, and popular internet portals to information on Latin America for virtually every subject available.

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  • Handbook of Latin American Studies
    For the print version, see:

    Handbook of Latin American studies. Austin [etc.] : University of Texas Press [etc.].

    STROZIER LIBRARY -- Subbasement - Ask at Circulation -- Z1605 .H28 no.1 (1935)-no.15 (1949)

    STROZIER LIBRARY -- Reference -- Z1605 .H28-In-Library Use Only -- no. 16(1950)-no.60(2005), Index no. 1-28 (1936-1966)

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  • Internet Resources for Latin America
    Site created and maintained by New Mexico State University Libraries
  • University of Florida Latin American Collection
    One of the premier Latin American library collections in the United States, UF holds many unique or rare books, manuscripts, maps, and newspapers. It is likely worth a visit to access their rich collection, particularly for primary sources. UF's Center for Latin American Studies also offers a travel grant for visiting scholars.
  • Selected Bibliography of US Government and International Documents on Latin America and the Caribbean
    Identifies many excellent starting points for research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • LAPOP (Latin American Popular Opinion)
    Vanderbilt University's LAPOP carries out surveys of public opinion in the Americas. Every two years it carries out the AmericasBarometer survey (which FSU subscribes to), which currently covers all 26 Latin American countires in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Each year also it publishes dozens of academic studies and policy-relevant papers on more focused topics.
  • Americas Barometer
    The AmericasBarometer, one of the many and growing activities of LAPOP, is the only survey of democratic public opinion and behavior that covers the Americas (North, Central, South and the Caribbean). It is an effort by LAPOP to measure democratic values and behaviors in the Americas using national probability samples of voting-age adults.
  • Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP)
    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.

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