Digital collection of over 1,200 books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history of the Caribbean Islands. Can be searched or browsed by subject, genre, place of publication, language, etc.
Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Major Research Tools
A searchable annotated bibliography of articles, books and reports on Latin America. Produced by the Library of Congress.
Digest covering a broad range of Latin American news and media. Topics include economy & business, politics, Latin America & US, and travel & tourism.
Collection of digitized Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Features titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere. Most of the content is in Spanish, with some in Portuguese or English.
Scholarly essays and shorter entries describing Latin America’s peoples and experiences from pre-Colombian to contemporary times. Still a work-in-progress.
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Collection of seven different document archives covering Freedom Riders in the South (1961), Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States (1930-44), Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers (1942-45), the National Farm Worker Ministry (1939-85), the Mexican Revolution (1910-24), the National Domestic Workers Union (1965-79), and the U.S. Civilian Advisory Effort in Vietnam (1950-54).
A portal providing access to digital resources from various Latin American and Iberian national libraries. Collections include maps, prints, drawings, and photographs, manuscripts, sound recordings, and incunabula amongst others.
Information on the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans who are historically significant. Covers the entire Caribbean, and the Afro-descended populations throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Collection of digitized documents, books, newspapers, and other materials relating to Caribbean culture and history.
"Collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820."
Coverage: 1534 - 1850
Online collection of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. It has been indexed to allow for unique browsing and searching (e.g. by type of flora or fauna, encounters between groups of peoples, specific events or places, etc.).
Collection of ethnographic films for the study of human culture and behavior. "Covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century."
Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.
Skillman Library's list of select, online resources related to Latin American history.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.
This gateway site from the University of Texas is one of the most comprehensive Web sites for Latin American studies. Information is organized by subject or by country.
Gateway to online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean.
Research, opinion polls (national and global), and news coverage on politics, religion, immigration, demography, and the media. Includes daily tracking of policy trends by state. Its Hispanic Center focuses on the U.S. Hispanic population and its growing impact on the nation.
Database of political information, documents, and links on Western Hemisphere politics, focusing on Latin America. From the Center for Latin American Studies (Georgetown Univ.) and the Organization of American States.
Part of the American Memory project from the Library of Congress, this site focuses on writings about the early history of Puerto Rico.
Streaming collection of feature films spanning the silent era through contemporary international cinema. Covers classic and contemporary cinema from Africa, Asia (primarily China, Japan, and India), Europe (including Soviet films), Latin America, and the Middle East.