Recommended Websites--Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies

Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research

  • Department of Latin American Studies (CSLA). This interdisciplinary program offers students a broad background encompassing the historical, political, social, cultural, economic, and geographic aspects and language of the region, with an emphasis on the social sciences. This web sites provides links to the faculty participating in this program along with catalog descriptions, application information, and more.

  • Digital Librarian's Latin American Resources. Alphabetical listing of links to a variety of sources available on the Web.

  • Handbook of Latin American Studies. A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1935, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.

  • Internet Resources for Latin America. Created by the New Mexico State University Library.

  • Latin American and Caribbean Government Documents Project. Introduces a project that organizes and describes Latin American and Caribbean official documents appearing on the Internet.

  • Latin American Cinema Guide. This page provides links to a variety of web sites on Latin American cinema. They include the Caribbean in their definition of Latin America and cinema includes all formats for film, be it video, dvd, etc. Coverage also includes U.S. Latino cinema.

  • Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC). Affiliated with the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, LANIC's primary objective is to facilitate access to Internet-based information on, from, or about Latin American.

  • Latin American Studies Association. The largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. It provides access to the Latin American Research Review and the LASA Forum.

  • Latin American Studies Southeast Region (LASER)/ Library Collections in the Southeast. Provides links to the library websites and catalogs of several major Latin American research collections in the Southeast United States and Puerto Rico who are members of LASER, a regional consortium.

  • Latin American Video Archives (LAVA). An online searchable database and ordering service which includes thousands of Latin American titles. Collections of hundreds of U. S. and foreign distributions and individual film/video makers are brought together in one database. LAVA also has a student internship program.

  • Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. A specialized research library on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin focusing on materials from and about Latin America and on materials relating to Spanish-speaking peoples of the United States.

  • Society for Latin American Studies. Founded in 1964 this is the principal association in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Latin American affairs.

  • Stanford University Libraries - Latin American & Iberian Collections. Provides links to Stanford's library resources and other resources beyond Stanford.

  • UCLA Latin American Center. On the UCLA campus, this Title VI National Resource Center sponsors interdisciplinary research, coordinates bachelor's and master's degree program in Latin American Studies, issues publications, and hosts events for the campus community and general audiences.