University Library, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002


USA's SOUTHcat Catalog--Reference and circulating books, government documents, and audio-visuals and electronic books. "History," "Bookbag," "Hold/Recall", "My Account." Can set limits by language. Use ? for truncation in keyword searching.

"latin america? "popular culture"
"latin america?" civilization
guatamala cultur?
mexic? rites
brazil soccer

"costa rica" econom?
arts colombia
society panama
peru civilization

NetLibrary. Though "Electronic Books" link on the homepage or through the USA SOUTHcat Catalog.
ACLS Humanities E-Book--careful selection of 1500 full-text humanities (mostly history) books online. Same access as above. catalog of 100s of libraries combined. Not full-text. Use it for the broadest book search possible. Identification of other libraries' holdings and a link to our ILL.
Google Books Project-- Some out-of-copyright (old) full-text, downloadable books; many still protected with 'limited preview' or snippets available.

A Few Reference Books:

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures. REF F 1406.E515 2000 V3.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Ref F 1406.E53 1995
South American Handbook. Bookstacks F 1401.S71
Europa World Year Book. Ready Ref JN 1 .E85 2007 2v. history, government, economics, statistical survey
Encyclopedia of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the New American Community, and Latin-American trade. . . .Ref HC 94 .R668


The following can be found on the Articles, Indexes, and Databases page unless otherwise stated. For most of the following use "quotes around phrases" and an asterisk * for truncation.

    • MLA. EBSCO. An literature and linguistics index of journal articles, books and dissertations,
    • Literature Resource Center. Gale/InfoTrac;
    • Literary Reference Center. EBSCO.
    • Emerald Library. EBSCO
    • Business Source Premier,.EBSCO
    • General Business File ASAP. Gale/InfoTrac
Services you need to know about:
  • Our Journal List Type in latin america* to browse subscribed journals with those words contained in the title. Set "contains" as your search default. Also use this to find which database contains specific journals you are looking for.
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Appointments with Reference Librarians
Useful Web Sites:
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies. online from 1990+. Bibliography of works selected and annotated by scholars.
  • DOAJ --Directory of Open Access Journals--free academic journals from universities and scholarly groups.
  • LII--Librarians' Internet Index--vetted websites
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