This page contains a select list of online reference materials for Central America, South America & the Caribbean. Resources with a icon require a University of Illinois NetID and password to access. All other links are to open access resources.
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LANIC's editorially reviewed directories contain over 10,000 unique URLs, one of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet.
Latin American Newsletters (LatinNews) was founded in London in 1967 to provide expert political, economic, and security analysis on Latin America and the Caribbean. For 45 years, it has been acknowledged as the foremost authority on the region.
Foundation’s site contains a wealth of bibliographic information on a variety pre-Colombian topics, especially Mesoamerican language and writing. Also a directory of links to other pre-Columbian resources.
Compiled by Thomas Weissinger and Nelly Sfeir v. de González at the of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Selective annotated bibliography of scholarly monographs, journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and electronic resources dealing with Latin America. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, provides annotations for over 5000 works per year.
Compiled by the staff of the MLA Office of Bibliographic Information Services, provides a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities, maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
Database of country profiles and publications from the research group of the Atlantic magazine.
A unique resource featuring materials gathered by Latin Americanist scholars from multiple institutions for use by students and scholars alike