Latin American Resources

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Bibliographies and General Resource Guides

  • Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS): A bibliography on Latin America of works selected and annotated by scholars. It is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and is available in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Online Publications from and about Latin America: From the library of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), a site of links to publications by country.
  • Sources for Latin American Studies: A bibliography for sources to guides, encyclopedias, indexes, bibliographies, library catalogues, biographical works, statistics, government documents, history, and ethnology on Latin America.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a site with information on education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information in Latin America by country.
  • Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Online: A database of journal articles about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S.

Latino and Chicano Resources

  • Chicano/LatinoNet: A resource for information on Chicano/Latino research at the University of California Riverside, UCLA, and elsewhere.
  • National Latino Research Center (NLRC): The NLRC explores cultural competency in public agencies, migrant health, environmental justice, educational equity, civic engagement, community development, among other topics.
  • Library Research Guide for Latino Studies: A site with encyclopedias, handbooks, readers, guides, and other reference material for Latino studies.

Bookstores and Vendors

  • Latin America Bureau: An independent research and publishing organization focusing on issues of human rights, development, culture, and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • ACQWeb: A directory of publishers and vendors.
  • Cambridge University Press: Academic and professional publishing that covers a wide variety of subjects, including Latin America.

University and Research Resources

Language and Literature

Creatures and Other Phenomena

  • InfoNatura: A source on conservation and an educational resource animals and ecosystems of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Caribbean Conservation Corporation: A non-profit organization focusing on the protection of sea turtles and the conservation of their habitat.
  • El Niño and La Niña: Information on El Niño and La Niña and its impact on Panama.
  • El Niño/La Niña: A collection of links to sites dealing with the impacts of El Niño, focusing on the extreme weather phenomena.

U.S. Government Sources and Statistics

Embassies (in the U.S. for Latin American Countries)

Latin American Government Sources and Leaders

Maps, Geography, Travel, and Weather

  • Maps of the Americas: From the Perry-Casta ñ eda Library Map Collection, a site with links to maps of the regions Central America and South America as well as North America. Maps of the countries within those regions are also available. In addition, political maps, reference maps, and historical maps are available.
  • Latin American Travel Association: A website with information on each country in Latin America, including highlights on food, festivals, when to go, and what is needed for travel arrangements.
  • Temperature Precipitation Table: Current conditions of Latin America by country issued by the National Weather Service.
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