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Latin American Studies



About This Guide

This highly selective guide covers the most useful, current and basic reference sources for social sciences and historical information on the Latin American countries and region.

For sources on language and literature in Latin America see the guide to Romance Languages & Literatures.

This guide includes sources professors expect students to consult when researching paper topics and locating data or evidence to support a thesis.

Since the purpose of this guide is to facilitate your research and is only part of the research process, you are encouraged to ask the Reference Desk Staff or me questions while you are in the library or email me your questions.

Additional information and guidance is available from the Subject Specialist for Latin American Studies, Lawrence Busenbark (617-552-2253;


Lawrence Busenbark
O'Neill Library 212



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