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Foreign Governments

Mexican Government

As a neighboring border state of the United States it is beneficial to recognize the structure and policies of the Mexican government. Here are resources to help learn about and understand the Mexican government, culture, and depositories. 

Government Resources

Mexico News

University of Illinois Resources


  • American Library Directory 
    • Identifies and profiles 36,000 general and specialized libraries in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, including public, academic, government, medical, armed forces, and law libraries and library schools.
  • Border and Migration Studies Online
    • This collection of text, images, and videos explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others.
  • Latin American Newsstand
    • ProQuest Latin American Newsstand provides full-text information in Spanish and Portuguese from 37 newspapers from Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries, including Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Key newspaper titles include El Universal, Mexico City's largest-selling newspaper; O Globo (Brazil); La Nación (Argentina); and El Mercurio (Chile). Three business titles, El Economista (Mexico), Valor Econômico (Brazil), and Portafolio (Colombia) are also important resources for researchers.

Library Catalog

To search for Mexican documents in the Library Catalog be sure to enter Mexico as the author.

Key Words

Try using these key words when beginning your research on Mexico. Try them in different combinations in your searching.

  • Mexico
  • Mexican
  • Hispanic
  • Latino
  • Latina
  • Latin America
  • Chicano
  • immigration
  • Latinx
  • Spanish
  • Tejano