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Latin American Studies: Find Articles & More

Resources for research in Latin American history, literature, and culture

Find Articles

Academic articles contain original research on a narrow topic. They are usually peer-reviewed and are published in scholarly journals. 

To find articles on your topic, use keywords to search in one of the databases listed below. For additional help, check out our tutorial on finding scholarly / peer-reviewed articles.

If the article you want isn't available in full text you can request it for free from Interlibrary Loan

Find Background Information

Background information gives you a general overview of a topic and is a great way to find keywords and learn basic concepts. You can use Wikipedia or one of the encyclopedias listed below. 

Find Books

Scholarly books are much longer than articles, and they provide more depth and context. You can find physical books or e-books using the search box below. Try searching by subject, keyword, author, or title. 


Books on the history of Latin America can be found in the call number range F 1201-3799. More books about specific countries and aspects of life in Latin America can be found throughout the collection.

Contact Your Librarian

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Dan Forrest
Cravens Library, Room 606
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101