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Bolivia: Home

In this guide...

  • General Sources

    Introductory sources and other information about the Bolivian Republic. 

  • National Bibliography

    Online gateways to Bolivia's national bibliography as well as reference works available at the UIUC Library. 

  • History

    Archival and bibliographic sources relating to Bolivia; access to the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library.

  • Art and Literature

    Open-access resources and UIUC Library holdings relating to both Latin America generally and Bolivia specifically. 

  • Media

    Open-access sites and UIUC Library holdings detailing cinema as well as TV, radio, and music from Bolivia. 

  • Databases

    UIUC and other online databases relating to Latin American and Caribbean studies. Search by subject or by specific database, A-Z. 

  • Catalogs

    Search both Bolivian archival catalogs as well as those open to the UIUC community (VuFind, iShare, etc.) 

  • Online Resources

    Other sites relating to Bolivia including reference materials, news, and the HathiTrust Digital Library. 

Bolivia in Map of S. America

Ocampo, José Antonio and Ros, Jaime, Eds. (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Latin American EconomicsOxford: Oxford University Press. 

Researching Bolivia

Bienvenidos. Use this guide to start on any research relating to the Bolivian Republic. Resources are in either Spanish, English, or both unless noted otherwise.   

Disclaimer: While this is not meant as a comprehensive guide, its aim is to provide researchers with initial sources on this topic.  



 Alonso Avila

Robert Sarwark

Graduate Assistants, International and Area Studies Library

May 2015

El Alto, Bolivia

Image: Pedro Szekely, Flickr

Assistant Professor and Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies