Latin American & Iberian Studies

Core Resources

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) 1936+

Annotated bibliography and index to books, articles and a variety of other materials. Updated monthly.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) 1970+

Indexing of articles and other documents appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.

Bases de Datos Bibliográficas del CSIC

Indexing of journals and conference papers published in Spain in a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities, social, life, and physical sciences. A subset of the database, ISOC-America Latina, indexes 20 Spanish journals dedicated to Latin American topics.

Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

Steadily growing repository containing a previously unavailable subset of Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Collection as well as newly acquired materials being digitized and added on an ongoing basis.

Portal de Portales Latindex

Gateway to the full-text contents of hundreds of academic journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.  It integrates major open access portals such as Dialnet, E-revistas (UNAM), Redalyc, and SciELO. 


Bibliographic database of articles, conference papers, book chapters, dissertations and other documents in the social sciences and the humanities published mostly in Spain and to a lesser extent in Latin America.  Much of the content in available in full-text.

CLASE. Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades

Bibliographic database of articles, essays, book reviews, and other documents indexed in approximately 1,500 social science and humanities serials published in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Central American Journals OnLine (CAMJOL)

Indexing of journals published in Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador in a wide variety of disciplines.

Supplementary Resources

African Diaspora, 1860-Present

Allows the discovery of the migrations, communities, and ideologies of the African Diaspora through the voices of people of African descent. With a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France, the collection includes primary source documents, including personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera.

Basque Database

Information about Basque topics. Indexed formats include articles, books, chapters of edited books, dissertations, and other publications. Also includes Basque-related videos and DVDs, musical recordings, maps, and other media.

Border and Migration Studies Online

Primary sources, maps, videos, and multimedia providing 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; and Thailand.

Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library

Extensive searchable database of books and pamphlets from the personal library of the Brazilian diplomat, historian, and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima, covering a wide spectrum of topics in Brazilian history from the early colonial period to the early decades of the 20th century. 

Caribbean Literature

Full text of fiction, poetry, essays, plays, and other materials by authors from the Caribbean archipelago.

Chicano Database

Comprehensive bibliographic index of all topics related to Mexican-Americans. Since 1992, the database has expanded its scope to include the broader experience of the Latin American diaspora, including Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Central Americans, and immigrants from other Latin American nationalities.

CLASE. Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades

Bibliographic database of articles, essays, book reviews, and other documents indexed in approximately 1,500 social science and humanities serials published in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Aggregates research in international affairs. Publishes a wide range of scholarship, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.

Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969

Reproduces records relating to South and Central America, plus Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, from the British Foreign Office in the UK National Archives.

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-, Part 1: Casa y Cultura

Primary-source collection of documents from Casa de las Américas in Havana, documenting the culture and cultural relations of revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-, Part 2: Writers

Primary-source collection sourced from the archives of Casa de las Américas in Havana that documents literary intellectual and cultural life in revolutionary Cuba. Provides access to files covering hundreds of writers, intellectuals and artists from Cuba and abroad

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-, Part 3: Theater

This primary source collection documents the history of theater in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a special focus on Revolutionary Cuba. 

Enciclopedia Moderna

Comprehensive Spanish-language general encyclopedia, including the Merriam‑Webster's Spanish‑English Dictionary, an atlas, and timelines.

Francis (International coverage of the Humanities and Social Sciences.)

Citations and abstracts to articles in multiple languages in the humanities and social sciences. Online version of Bulletin Signaletique, published by the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.).

Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez (1587-1991)

Concentrates primarily on the national era, particularly 1824-1948. The vast majority of the documents—correspondence, annual reports, statistics, letters, litigation— are copies from the Archivo General de Centroamérica & the Archivo Histórico Arquidiocesano “Francisco de Paula García Peláez” in Guatemala City.  Colonial documents mainly come from the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain. A few of the documents & transcripts come from the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica (CIRMA) in Antigua. In general, organized by place, theme, & chronology. 

Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers

Comprising over 1,000 titles from Mexico’s pre-independence, independence and revolutionary periods (1807-1929), the newspapers in this collection provide rare documentation of the dramatic events of this era and include coverage of Mexican partisan politics, yellow press, political and social satire, as well as local, regional, national and international news. 

International Index to Black Periodicals

Current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts for over 150 scholarly and popular journals, newspapers, and newsletters from the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean.

LAPOP - Latin American Public Opinion Project

Databases of public opinion information about political viewpoints across Latin America. Includes America's Barometer. For quick cross tabs, see the LAPOP Data Playground.

Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Online

This collection contains 971 Latin American anarchist and labor periodicals published between 1880 and 1940 held at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The periodicals in this collection have been organized by country. 

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)

The Latin American Network Center (LANIC), from the University of Texas at Austin provides web access to information to, from, or on Latin America.

Latin American Newsletters

Source of current information on political and economic developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Includes the Latin American Weekly Report, Latin American Economy & Business (monthly), Four regional reports (monthly), Latin American Security & Strategic Review (monthly), Latin American Special Reports, Latin American Monitoring Centre (includes Country Reports and Election Watch service).

Latin American Newsstand

Selection of full-text Latin-American newspapers and newswires covering international and Latin-American regional topics.

Latin American Women Writers

Contains full text of fiction, poetry, essays, and plays by women writers from Latin America, starting in the colonial period and moving through to the present.


Summary level public opinion data for Latin America.


Literature related to the health sciences published in Latin America.

MLA International Bibliography

Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics.

Oxford Latin American Economic History Database

Statistical series for economic and social indicators covering 20 Latin American countries.

PAIS International

Citations to articles, books, reports, and select government documents on U.S. and international public policy issue. Generally considered to be a comprehensive index to policy literature.

PERIÓDICA. Indice de Revistas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias

Bibliographic database of articles, technical reports, case studies and other documents published in approximately 1,500 science and technology periodicals published in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Race Relations Abstracts

Bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales de Ciencias Sociales de America Latina y el Caribe de la red CLACSO

E-publications, citations, and other research information from the Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales.

Red de Revistas Cientficas de America Latina y el Caribe, Espana y Portugal (RedALyC)

Searchable database providing full-text access to an expanding collection of Latin American and Iberian journals in the social sciences and the humanities.

Referencia Latina

Full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. Offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.

SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

Provides access to full-text articles covering selected scientific journals and proceedings collections from Latin America, South Africa and other developing countries.

World Bank e-Library

Online access to World Bank publications. Useful for research in international social and economic development. Also see the World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository which contains open access materials.

World Newspaper Archive - Latin American Newspapers

Provides full-text access to historical newspapers from Latin America.

World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean

Digital edition of over 30 historical collections of primary source documents related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Materials include books, manuscripts, U.S. government records, pamphlets, and ephemera.

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Librarian for Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, and Iberian Peninsular Studies
Firestone Library

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