The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Latin American Studies

A guide for students who are studying the history, language, literature, society, culture, and politics of Latin America.

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Use Summon (below) for a complete search of the library's collection.


Start with one of these databases:

Search everything.

Use Summon to search across the entire library catalog (books, DVDs, government documents) and most of the library databases (journal articles, images, newspapers).

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Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar for a broader search. Set your browser settings so Google Scholar can let you know when its results are part of the library's collection.

If you want some insight on doing research at the university level, check out the tips and tutorials in our Introduction to Library Research.

If you find an article or book in Google Scholar you'd like to use that isn't in our collection, request it from another library.

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Search Terms

Library of Congress Subject Headings: Library of Congress subjects are how books and articles are catalogued (tagged) when you search the databases. Use these terms along with your specified topic when doing a search.

These are just a few suggestions out of many. Use the country name if you are researching "Cuba" instead of all Latin America. Search specific people, events in history, battles, laws, and theories in order to strengthen your search.

-Latin America

-Political culture--Latin America

-Women--Latin America--Economic conditions


-Popular music--Latin America--History and criticism

-Indigenous peoples--Central America

-Blacks--Latin America

-Spaniards--Latin America--History


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