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Welcome to the Research Guide on Sport and the Olympic Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of this guide is to provide organized access to the main research resources on Latin American sport that are available to students, staff, faculty, and visiting scholars at the University of Illinois Libraries. While most the material presented here is available in our collection (physical and virtual), you will also find sources openly available worldwide. This guide is a reflection of a recent initiative to create a subspecialty in Latin American sport in our larger Latin American and Caribbean Studies library collection, a unique focus among major academic libraries in the United States.
As of 2016, the Latin American and Caribbean Sport collection at Illinois comprised of some 3,600 volumes. Illinois's general sport collection is significant with some 46,000 titles covering specific sports (e.g. soccer, baseball, tennis, boxing, cycling, etc.), events (e.g. Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, FIFA World Cups), and formats (e.g. books, journals, music scores, DVDs, microfilms, posters, etc.) from all over the world and in multiple languages.
While this is not meant as a comprehensive guide, its aim is to provide researchers with initial sources on this topic.
Guide Prepared by:
Catalina Hernandez-Cabal - Graduate Student
Antonio Sotomayor - Librarian of Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Katrina Spencer - IASL Graduate Assistant