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Latin American & Caribbean Studies: Home


Welcome to the research guide for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. In this guide you'll find some general resources for the study of our area in our Library and beyond. More specialized topics might need extra research. Feel free to contact Prof. Sotomayor with any questions.

Starting points


Diccionario Biográfico Español (2009) (Coming soon to the Reference Library)

Q. 980.00321 C1441992 (ML&L Lib. Ref.)
The Cambridge encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

972.9003 En19 (Undergrad. Lib. and Reference Lib.)
Encyclopedia of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean cultures. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. 3 Vols.

Q. 980.003 EN19 (Undergrad. Lib. and Reference Lib.)
Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture. New York : C. Scribner’s Sons, 1996. 5 Vols.

Q. 980.003 L349 (ML&L Lib. Ref.)
Latinoamericana : enciclopédia contemporânea da América Latina e do Caribe. São Paulo, 2006.

Q. 972.01 Ox25 (Ed. & Soc. Sci. Lib.)
The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures: the civilizations of Mexico and Central America. Oxford, 2001. 3 Vols.or Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

History at UIUC

For more resources for historical research, visit the History, Newspaper & Philosophy Library (HNPL) or consult one of their many helpful LibGuides using the tags "history" or "historical research."

For an excellent introduction to historical research, see the HNPL's Library Research for History Students: an Introduction

Assistant Professor and Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies