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Latin American History


Studying Latin American History

This is a guide to getting started in research in Latin American history at Boston College.

Approaching Latin American History

Latin America--which stretches from tip of the South American continent into the North American and includes the Caribbean--has a long and rich history. This is a guide to approaching scholarship in the form of books and journal articles as well as digital projects. You can also find primary source collections associated with specific subject areas (e.g., Colonial and Contemporary).

    Books: Find & Request from BC & Beyond

    Your local libraries have excellent monographs and anthologies located in O'Neill library as well as through the BC libraries portal. Try searching for books (only books) through the WorldCat library system to see if we have what you need. If we don't, you can order material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

    WorldCat Catalog

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    National Archives and Libraries

    Reference Shelf

    For a full list of BC Libraries' dictionaries, encyclopedia, bibliographies, and more see the Latin American History Reference Shelf (tab in subpage menu).

    Journal and eBook Databases

    For a selection of excellent journals and some e-books on various topics in global history, we recommend a few databases. Remember to explore these database "advanced search" options for date and other modifiers before you run your searches.

    Boston Libraries also subscribes to several indices and bibliographies with recommendations specifically for scholarship in Latin American studies. Remember that if Boston College does not have immediate access, you can order material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

    Journal Recommendations

    Institutional Repositories

    History Liaison