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Latin American Studies: Home

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

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Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary subject area which involves many countries (at least 23), regions (MesoAmerica, Central America, South America and others), languages and cultures (Spanish, African, English, French, Portuguese, and Indigenous) and many subject disciplines, including Anthropology, Art and Art History, History, Economics, Geography, International Affairs, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

This research guide 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 in Latin American Studies" to identify key, specialized Latin American resources which provide excellent starting points for many topics on Latin America.  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.






Latin American Research Centers at UCSD