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Latin American Civilization & Culture

Use this guide to locate resources and research strategies for the study of Latin American history, society, and culture.

Ebsco Discovery

Use Buhl’s new Discovery Service to find articles, books, ebooks, & videos.

Start with some background reading. While it is tempting to start your research by identifying available books and articles, this process will be very time-consuming if you have not read up on your topic.

  • Use some of the reference databases and/or books recommended on this guide to help you locate important names, dates, and keywords. Using this strategy, research is often better and takes less time!

After you have completed your background reading and developed a good list of keywords, you are ready to move onto finding Books.

History & Culture Resources

In addition to dictionaries and encyclopedias, the library has a number of series that can provide valuable overviews and help you identify important keywords for additional searching.

Use the link above to locate relevant titles from the series listed below.

  • Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations

  • Historical Dictionaries of ...

  • Culture and Customs of ...

  • Culture Smart! ...

  • CultureShock! ...

Political Resources

Religion Resources

Looking for information on Latin American religions and theology, liberation theology, or indigenous religions?

Check out these great encyclopedias in the Small Reference Room: