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Latin American Indigenous Studies, Languages and Literature: Home

An introductory guide to doing research on Latin American Indigenous authors, languages, and literature

Important Information!!


In order to access the Library's electronic resources from an off-campus computer, you need to set up Virtual Private Network (VPN) access.

To get immediate help, use the Library’s Ask-Us-Now page which has recently been redesigned in light of the critical need for online and timely information.

Additional tips for optimal connectivity:

1. Please make sure you have downloaded the VPN client and have it set for 2-Step Secured 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. 



I am very happy to try to acquire print or e-versions of desired materials, including high-use materials assigned in classes.  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.


General Library Info

Off Campus Access to Library Resources


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

Second Map of Native Lands in the Americas produced by the organization is an incredible resource mapping indigenous territories and languages.  As the About Us > How it Works page explains: 

Ways to navigate include entering your address, or by mousing or clicking around on the map to see the relevant territories in a location.  Once you click on a particular territory, links with the language name(s) displayed will appear on the left of the screen.  Clicking on a link will take you to a page with additional information and resources on that language and the nation it belongs to.

You can also export the map to a printable image file, turn map labels on or off to see non-Indigenous borders and towns, and select or search from a dropdown of territories, treaties, and languages.


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