Latin American Studies: Welcome
Fall 2020 Library Services
The Library's 1st floor will be open for students to pick up items at the circulation desk and use the computer lab (limited seating available).
- Get help right away via Ask a Librarian. For self-guided answers to common questions, use our How to..guides or Library DIY.
- Laptops, wifi hotspots, and other equipment are available for checkout.
- Looking for Course Reserves? Search by course prefix & number and/or instructor using the course reserves tab on our homepage search box. For print materials, you can submit a scanning request to receive a PDF of the chapter you need. Scanning requests are limited to four chapters per week.
- Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff can request books, DVDs, and CDs using the Circulation Desk Pickup Request form and pick them up at the Circulation Desk during open hours. Or you can request the items be mailed to you home using the Home Delivery Request Form.
Researching Latin American Studies
Latin Studies is an interdisciplinary field, and, depending on your research topic, it can be difficult to know where to start. This research guide offers an overview of key resources for Latin Studies. If you have questions, please stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Library.
The following library databases are good starting points to find books and articles on a range of topics in Latin American Studies. Try combining two different keywords in a search, as in these examples:
- Brazil and immigration
- Mexico City and art
- Guatemala and language
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Encyclopedias are a great place to start your research. They'll give you important background information and refer you to essential resources for more information.