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Library Resources

This guide lists some of the most important and recent resources pertinent to Latin American Studies at Shain Library and on the Internet.  It is intended as a starting place for your research and not as a comprehensive guide. Information related to the study of individual countries can be found at Reference Resources on World Countries.  You may also wish to refer to the Hispanic Studies research guide.

Books & Media
Search the Library Catalog to find books, video's, government publications and journal titles. The catalog can be searched by author, title, keyword or subject and contains the holdings of Connecticut College as well as Trinity College and Wesleyan University. To search for books and media outside of the local catalog, use WorldCat.

Books in the Library are arranged by Library of Congress (LC) subject headings.  Examples of LC subject headings that may be useful for locating books and videos relating to Latin American studies follow:

E184. S75

Spanish Americans


History:  Latin America. Spanish America

JL599.5 – 3899

Political Institutions – West Indies, Caribbean Area, Mexico, Central American and South America

PC4001 - 4977

Spanish Language

PQ6001 – 8929

Spanish Literature

PQ7081 – 8560

Spanish American Literature

Reference books are a useful starting point for your research.  Examples of Latin American Studies reference resources available in Shain Library are listed below

Cambridge History of Native Peoples of the Americas vols 2 &3 (1996)
E77 C253 1996

Notable Latino Americans: A Biographical Dictionary (1997)
E184 S75 M435  [Reference]

Milenios de Mexico (1999)
F1204 M995 v.1-3 [Reference]

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (1996)
F1406 E53 v.1-5 [Reference]

Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics (2002)
F1410 E56 [Reference]

Handbook of Middle American Indians
F1434 H3 v.1-16 [Reference]

Statistical Abstract of Latin America
HA935 S8 [Reference]

Artists from Latin American Cultures: a Biographical Dictionary (2002)
N6502.5 C657 [Reference]

A Guide to Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino-Made Film and Video (1998)
PN1995.9 L37 G85 [Reference]

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature (1997)
PQ7081 A1 E56 [Reference]

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (1996)
PQ7081 A1 C35 v.1-3 [Reference]

Latin American Writers (1989)
PQ7081 A1 L37 v.1-3 [Reference]

Spanish American Authors: the Twentieth Century (1997)
PQ7081.3 L63 [Reference]

Latinos and Politics: A Research Bibliography of Hispanic Americans in Politics and Government (1991)
Z1361 S7 L365 [Reference]

Writers of the Caribbean and Central America: a Bibliography (1992)
Z1595 F46  [Reference]

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