Latin American Studies Guide

Latin American Studies Guide

For individual countries, use Country Profiles.  If you need further assistance, please contact David Woken, or (541) 346-1883.

Starting Your Research

Finding Articles in Scholarly Journals

Finding Articles in Newspapers & Popular Magazines

  • LexisNexis Academic
    • Sources > Find Sources
    • Publication Type: check News
    • More options:
      • Regions of Coverage: check Central America & Caribbean/South America
      • Publication Languages: check English/Spanish/Portuguese
    • Click Find Sources
    • Check relevant publications and click OK - Continue
    • Add topic keywords and click Search
  • Ethnic NewsWatch US newspapers of local cultural communities, in English and Spanish
  • Informe Full-text resource for popular Spanish-language publications, covering business, health, tech, culture, and current events.
  • Latin American Newspapers Historic archive with text-searchable images of 19th and 20th century newspapers in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Finding Books & Movies


Finding Web Resources


Finding Institutional Sources

  • Political Database of the Americas
    • Constitutions, political parties, human rights, indigenous peoples, and more. Multilingual.  Select "The PDBA Resource" from the drop-down menu on the left.
  • Choike News and reports from Southern civil society NGOs.
  • Digital National Security Archive
    • A comprehensive collection of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945, including significant collections on numerous Latin American topics.

Finding Statistics

Finding Maps and Images



Specialized Research Guides

Created by tstave on Aug 9, 2012 Last updated Feb 18, 2015