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UMass Amherst Libraries

Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies

This is a guide to resources in Latin American Studies in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Latin American databases

Latin American and Latinx Studies Databases and Online Collections at UMass

Subscription databases (require UMass ID to access):

Subscription databases (require UMass ID to access):  (The following database link is broken and we 'e investigating restoring access.)

Indexes thousands of Latin American science, social science and humanities journals. 1975-.


Free, open-access databases

Open Access Latin American and Latinx Studies Databases and Online Collections


SCIELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online
Open-access social science & scientific journals from Latin America

Hemeroteca Digital - Hispanic Digital Library
Public access to the digital collection of historical Spanish press items housed in the national library of Spain, with an initial collection of 143 newspapers and periodicals. The range of titles has been growing, and there are currently 2,371 titles, which is over 67 million pages.

Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, El Caribe, España, y Portugal (Redalyc)
Provides fulltext access to journals about Latin America in the social sciences and the humanities. Mainly published in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  

World Bank Data Catalog

Includes the full World Development Indicators (WDI), Global Development Finance (GDF), Africa Development Indicators (ADI), along with several other World Bank databases such as Global Economic Monitor, Education Statistics, etc.

"Virtual library"; open-access portal to social science reports from the Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales.

Oxford Latin American Economic History Database
The Oxford Latin American Economic History Database (OxLAD) contains statistical series for a wide range of economic and social indicators covering twenty countries in the region for the period 1900-2000. Its purpose is to provide economic and social historians worldwide with a systematic recompilation of available statistical information in a single on-line source. "

Digital Library of the Caribbean
"The Digital Library of the Caribbean (DLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections."

Portal to Brazil
"The BRAZIL PORTAL is a comprehensive news aggregator. It covers Brazilian foreign and national affairs as well as environmental, economic, social, scientific and political issues in Brazil. The PORTAL is a non-partisan, independent project of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

COMPLUDOC. Base de Datos de Artículos de Revistas 

Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera
"The Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera is a steadily growing repository containing a previously unavailable subset of Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Collection as well as newly acquired materials being digitized and added on an ongoing basis."

More open access resources

More open-access resources can be found in the Spanish & Portuguese Libguide page.

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