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Mexican Studies: Home

Guide to Resources for Research on Mexico at UCSD and the greater San Diego-Baja Region and beyond

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Additional Resources

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

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)

 

Covid 19 Updates

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

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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.): https://library.ucsd.edu/ask-us/index.html

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

Welcome!

This guide points to resources for research on Mexico in a wide range of disciplines including Anthropology and Archaeology, Art and Art History, History, Political-Economy, Geography, International Affairs, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Religion, and Sociology.

It 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 UCSD and within the broader UC Library System.

Use the tabs to navigate this guide, and be sure to scroll down to see the content on each page.  

Click on the tab "Beginning Your Research on Mexico at UCSD" to identify key, specialized resources which provide excellent starting points for many topics on Mexico.  Please also email me if you have additional research questions, would like to set up a research consultation, or have other suggested resources to include in this guide.

For learning or practicing Spanish, Mango Languages, offered via the UCSD LInguistics Department is a great online resource.

Librarian

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Sarah Buck Kachaluba
Contact:
Geisel Library (west wing)
858-534-1270

Research Centers at UCSD with Emphases on Mexico

The Center for US-Mexican Studies 

Institute of the Americas 

The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) 

Although CILAS, the Institute of the Americas, and CCIS have scopes beyond Latin America, they have many affiliates who specialize in Mexico.