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Latin American Studies  

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2012 URL: Print Guide

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Class Guides


Library of Congress Call Numbers: History

F1170 -- French America

F1201-F3799 -- Latin America; Spanish America

F1201-F1392 -- Mexico

F1401-F1419 -- Latin America (General)

F1421-F1440 -- Central America

F1601-F1629 -- West Indies

F2001-F2151 -- Lesser Antilles

F2155-F2191 -- Caribbean Area. Caribbean Sea

F2201-F3799 -- South America


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The first database is the most important database for finding information on Latin American History; the remainder are recommended. Find a reference librarian if you need help.

    Our only database dedicated solely to scholarly literature with articles in the fields of history, politicial science, archaeology, art history, anthropology, literature and languages, music, and more; however, JSTOR usually is not able to provide access to the most current articles.
  • ArchiveGrid
    Contrary to what you may think, this database does not provide access to articles or papers. It does however tell you which universities, archives, museums own what manuscript collections.
  • Biography Reference Bank
    Contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images.
  • Books Review Digest
    Rather than consult the physical Books Review Digest books for post-1983 publications, you can look up the title of a book here and get citations to reviews of the book. For titles published pre-1983 you can find BRD shelved in the reference collection under REF Z1219 .C96.
  • Britannica Online
    Contains the complete encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary & the Britannica Book of the Year.
  • Credo Reference
    A searchable collection of over 620 encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books covering every subject area.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
    Contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. No full text.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective Collection
    See the Humanities Full-Text note, but this database is for articles published from 1907 to 1984.
  • The New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
    Full-text, 1851 to 2007
  • OAlster
    Please click on the Worldcat link to access this database. Access to more than 19 million digital records in history from e-books to audio and movie files. Most information is available to Flagler faculty and students, but you may need to create a second username and password to access some information.
  • ProQuest Newsstand
    Contains The New York Times from 1999 to the present and 500 national and international newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present and 13 Florida newspapers.
  • WorldCat
    A powerful database that includes the book collections of over 70,000 libraries in the world. Most useful as pre-research to doing an Inter-Library Loan request.

Reference Books (Selected)

Here is a selection of some books in the reference collection (circulating collection, online reference databases) that provide general information. Most books in the field of Latin American Stuides can be found in the F's, or for language studies, in the P's.

The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary: Spanish English, ingles/espanol --   REF PC4640 .A437 2001
Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America: An Encyclopedia --   REF F1218.6 .A73 2001
Diccionario de Autoridades --   REF PC4625 .A3 1990
Diccionario panhispanico de dudas --   REF PC4460 .D5155 2005
Dictionary of Indian Tribes of the Americas --   REF E54.5 .D5 1980
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures --   REF F1406 .E524 2000
Encyclopedia of Latin Amerian Literature --   REF PQ7081 .A1 E524 1997
Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics --   REF F1410 .E56 2002
Historical Atlas of Central America --   REF G1551 .S1 H2 2003
La Gran Enciclopedia Martiana --   REF F1783 .M38 G725 1978
Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era --   REF N6502.4 .S556 2003
Latino and Latina Writers --   REF PS153 .H56 L39 2004
Statistical Abstract of Latin America --   REF HA935 .S8

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