This research guide is designed for students doing research in Latin American Politics. Use the tabs along the top edge of this box to locate directions for the various resource types. If you run into any obstacles, don't hesitate to contact me. ~ Rosalind Tedford
If you need somewhere to begin your research, here are some of the best bets for finding context for your research topic!
Books will always be your most comprehensive look at countries, political systems, literatures, history, etc. Use the library's online catalog to locate books, films, microforms, and other materials in the library. Try searches like the following to find what you need:
Call Number Ranges for Latin American Politics
Call Number Ranges for Latin American Peoples and History
Call Number Ranges for Latin American Arts and Literatures
Call Number Ranges for Latin American Economics
The databases below are the ones most frequently used by students doing political science research. The list starts with the politics-specific databases but also lists the many databases we have in related disciplines that often contain relevant sources. Politics is a very interdisciplinary thing, so looking at other databases is often very useful!
Databases for General International Politics and Government
Databases for International Military and Security Issues
Databases for International Policy and Issues
Use these links to search across multiple NGO, IGO, Think Tank and Research Organizations.