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



Course-Specific Research Guides

Created by tstave on Aug 9, 2012 Last updated Jul 17, 2014