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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

Virtual Meetings, Tours, and Access to LIbrary Resources


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: Schedule a Meeting Here

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

Library Website Tour

Physical Virtual Library Tour

Remote Access to Library Resources: In 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.

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.

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. 

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.