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Latin American Studies Online: Home

Services -- including Scheduling an Appointment!

For the latest updates on UCSD Library services during COVID, including Curbside Pickup and Chapter/Article Scans click on the circled text below:

I am very happy to meet virtually to provide more in-depth assistance/guidance with your research.  The fastest way to do this is to Schedule a Meeting yourself by PASTING the following into your browser:  I look forward to meeting!

In order to access UCSD Librarians and UCSD Library Services as quickly as possible, use the Library’s Ask-Us-Now page which has recently been redesigned in light of the critical need for online and timely information.

Here are some links to take virtual tours of UCSD Library and its website:

Library Website Tour

Physical Virtual Library Tour

Requesting New Acquisitions: I am very happy to try to acquire e-versions of high-use materials, including those assigned in classes.  My annual deadline for submitting book (and film) orders has not changed; I have until May 15 to submit orders.  Thus, IF YOU KNOW OF TITLES YOU WANT – ESPECIALLY EBOOKS TO INCREASE ACCESS RIGHT NOW -- please email me directly!  Likewise, our Film Librarian is very busy working to acquire online (streamable) versions of films.  If you need these materials for course use, please submit through Course Reserves.

For less urgent requests -- or to ensure that I will receive 2 messages about the item, use the Recommend a Purchase Form.

Additional Resources

For learning or practicing Spanish, Portuguese and some other Latin American Languages, Mango Languages, offered via the UCSD LInguistics Department is a great online resource.

Additional Research Guides which are particularly helpful for their subject content or given the focus on virtual services and tools at this time include:

Human Rights

Latin American Studies Online

US-Mexican Border

Data Science and Data Services

GIS & Geospatial Technologies, which provides GIS tutorials, data, books, course-specific GIS guides and other geospatial related information that might be of interest and access to our GIS Librarian, Amy Work.

Film, Video and Streaming Collections, which provides significant information about accessing streaming film content and using it in instruction

Resources for Teaching Online

Copyright (including page on Copyright in Times of Crisis: Covid-19)

Additional Research Guides which are particularly helpful given the focus on virtual services and tools at this time include:

Resources for Teaching Online

Copyright (including page on Copyright in Times of Crisis: Covid-19)


Covid-19 Updates

For the safety and wellbeing of our community, Geisel Library and the Biomedical Library Building are closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.

Two very important links (and good places to start) in learning about and using Library Services at this time include:

Our COVID-19 Information page, which is updated as necessary to reflect ongoing service changes.   Access UCSD-wide news here.  

Our “Ask Us” Page, where you can contact a Librarian via chat, email , find your subject specialist, access guides by user group (visitors, grad Students, faculty, etc.):

Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades Recursos para COVID-19 / CDC Resources for COVID-19

Remote Access to Library Resources

Remote Access to Library ResourcesIn order to access the Library's electronic resources -- including the UC-Wide Catalog (Melvyl) -- from an off-campus computer, you need to set up Virtual Private Network (VPN) access.

Additional tips for optimal connectivity:

1. Please make sure you have downloaded the VPN client and have it set for allthruUCSD,  See the necessary directions/links here.  To make sure you have properly set up your VPN, test it here.  If possible, make sure you also set up Duo Two-Step Login (instructions and help here).

2. Please make sure you are using the best browser for your particular computer.  Unless you are using an actual PC, you probably need to use the most native browser to that system -- such as Safari for Apple, Microsoft Edge for a Surface Pro, and Chrome for a Chromebook. 

Digitization of Library Resources and Inter Library Loan

The UCSD Library is currently providing as much material electronically as possible to patrons during the period of Stay-At-Home work guidelines.  The only limitation are physical items; it is not possible to borrow any books, microfilm, DVDs etc., from other Libraries right now.

In some cases, it is possible to have local holdings digitized.  To request this service, please use the following link or click on the WE CAN SCAN IT! button next to the item in ROGER  -- to get to this button -- you need to click on the title link to go into the details about the record:



General Library Account

  • Ask a Librarian UC San Diego librarians are available to help with your research needs. Chat 24/7 with a librarian now!


Quickguide to Upper Division Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Click HERE to access to a document highlighting key methods and resources for conducting research in upper-division undergraduate and graduate Arts & Humanities and Social Science Subject Areas.