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Global Studies : Latin America

Global Studies is a team-taught, interdisciplinary course focused on the literature, histories, governments, geography, and cultures of the world including Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.

Library Resources

Library Databases

Here are  a few databases to get you started, remember there are many more!

Reliable Web Resources

These resources are borrowed from Oxford University LibGuide

Libraries across the world are organizing their collections, and a wealth of primary source material can now be found online. The following links are gateways to a wide variety of resources for the study of Latin American history.

  • LANIC Latin American Network Information Center
    LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. LANIC's editorially reviewed directories contain over 10,000 unique URLs, one of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet.
  • LANIC e-text collection
    This collection is designed to facilitate access to the hundreds of thousands of pages of full-text resources that are hosted by LANIC. These resources include research papers written by Latin American studies scholars; theses and dissertations; e-text versions of books; conference proceedings; speeches by Latin American leaders; periodical publications; and official documents.
  • World Digital Library - Latin America & the Caribbean
    With over 300 items digitised for the Latin American region, this collection contains photographs, maps, books and manuscripts and is fully searchable.
  • Library of Congress Hispanic Collections Online
    Links to the digitised collections of Luso-Hispanic interest in the Library of Congress
  • Early Americas Digital Archive
    A collection of electronic texts written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820.
  • Documentos Revelados
    New online resource for the Brazilian military dictatorship, 1964-85. Includes documents and press cuttings on censorship, trials, police activity, left-wing groups and much more. There are also links to relevant archives.
    A database of primary sources on the history of science in Latin America and the Caribbean. The site, launched in January 2010, provides a virtual archive of over 200 primary sources along with introductions based on the latest scholarly findings.

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