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Latin American Studies: Finding Articles

An introductory guide to doing research in Latin American studies in the UCSD Library

Overview for Finding Articles


   Please note that there are a number of boxes with different resources on this page, including:


  • A link to a page on this research guide dedicated to finding news sources on Latin America
  • Key Latin American Studies Journals
    • The box at the top contains databases that focus on Latin American resources (produced/published/distributed) in Latin America or that focus on Latin American themes
    • The box at the bottom contains databases focusing on specific subjects which include information about Latin American among other regions (for example, there are databases in this list focusing on education environmental issues, history, literature, psychology, etc.)  PLEASE LOOK FOR AN APPROPRIATE DATABASE IN THIS SECOND BOX if you don't find anything in the first one.

News Articles

See the News Sources on Latin America tab to find news articles that may constitute primary or secondary sources depending on your project

Key Latin American Studies Periodicals

The following journals are dedicated to publishing articles on Latin America. It may be useful to browse the table of contents (electronically, or physically – in the library) for some of them to get an idea of the kinds of subjects that scholars in particular fields work on and to find articles for your research.  Clicking on the titles will bring you to the UCSD Catalog (Roger) record to see how to access them physically (on the shelf) or electronically (online)

Américas (Washington, Organization of American States) 

The Americas (West Bethesda, Md. [etc.]: Academy of American Franciscan History)

Canadian journal of Latin American and Caribbean studies

Colonial Latin American Review

EcoAméricas: A Monthly Report on Development and the Environment in Latin America

Estudios Mexicanos/Mexican Studies


Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR)

Hispanic Review

Journal of Caribbean History

Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies

Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology

Journal of Latin American Studies (JLAS)

Latin American Research Review (LARR)

Latin American Perspectives (LAP)

Luso-Brazilian Review

NACLA Report on the Americas

Revista europea de estudios latinoamericanos y del Caribe = European review of Latin American and Caribbean studies

Revista Iberoamericana

Tesserae: Journal of Iberian and Latin-American Studies

Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology [Open-access journal publishing articles in Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French]

Subject or Regionally Specific Databases Useful for Latin American Searches

More General Databases Useful for Latin American Studies Searches