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Introduction

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

Online Resources

UIUC Library Easy Search

Google Scholar--When using Google Scholar off-campus, be sure to follow the link from the library website in order to have access to the articles.

Wikipedia--Beware: Not all in Wikipedia is correct! Nor is it a scholarly resource.

Encyclopedias

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 Introduction to Historical Research

Assistant Professor and Librarian

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Antonio Sotomayor, PhD
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337A Main Library
University of Illinois
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel. 217-300-4812
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Where do I work in the Library?
International and Area Studies Library
Research consultation hours:
By appointment.

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