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Latin American Studies

A guide to resources on Latin American Studies


Since Latin American Studies is interdisciplinary, related materials are scattered throughout our holdings and are organized by subject. That is, materials on Latin American economics will be found in our economics collection, Latin American novels in our literature collection, and so forth. 

The most efficient way of searching is to use two search terms in The CAT advanced search page. 

Example: Brazil and slavery

When you find a useful book, take note of the subject headings. Clicking on subject headings will take you to additional books on the subject.

If Penn State does not have what you want request it through our InterLibrary Loan system:

If you are still not finding what you need, submit a request for the title through ILLIAD, the Libraries' interlibrary loan service. First time users must register.

Many books have been scanned and are available online as E-books. The two largest sites are: