REMOTE ACCESS TO LIBRARY RESOURCES:
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.
REQUEST A NEW LIBRARY ACQUISITION:
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.
USING UC LIBRARY SEARCH
Using UC Library Search (which combines the UC-Wide and UC-Specific library catalogs) to find books, articles, and other resources is explored in more depth on other tabs/pages of this guide, such as use to Beginning Your Research in Latin American Studies (especially the information regarding Search Strategies found by scrolling down to the bottom of the page) and Finding Books.
Additional Research Guides which are particularly helpful for their subject content or given the focus on virtual services and tools at this time include:
Film, Video and Streaming Collections, which provides significant information about accessing streaming film content and using it in instruction
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.
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.
For learning or practicing Spanish, Mango Languages, offered via the UCSD LInguistics Department is a great online resource.
Although its scope is broader than Latin America, the CCIS frequently examines issues related to Latin American migration