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Latin American Studies


Market Otavalo, Ecuador (Photo: Dan Stephens)A guide intended for students and researchers interested in Latin America. Information on resources found at Ohio University Libraries and other outside sources and institutions are included.

Further information on general library use and the available resources such as citing sources, using the ALICE catalog, various "how to videos", library subject guides, requesting a book through OhioLINK, can be found at the main library website.

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For additional assistance and contact information for topics and questions related to Latin America please click on the Contact/Need Help? link on the left side of the page.

Start with the three sources on this page, then go on to other pages in this Guide for additional information.

Market, Otavalo, Ecuador
(Photo: Dan Stephens)

ALICE Catalog

ALICE is the name of Ohio University's Online Library Catalog, a database for locating the books, periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers), videos and other materials in our collections.  ALICE includes the collections of both the Athens main campus and the regional campuses.



A note about articles: ALICE does NOT include listings for individual articles in magazines, journals or newspaper--only the entire publications. If you have a citation for a journal article and wish to find the article itself, start by doing a Periodical Title search in ALICE for the name of the entire periodical, not the author or title of the article.


PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is the first place to look for scholarly articles for Latin American Studies classes.  It has records for articles published from 1970 to present in 500 different social science and humanities journals.  Full text articles from some of these journals are available.  PRISMA includes an interface in and articles written in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  All subject headings are in English, but you can do keyword searches in any language to find articles in that language.