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Intro. to Latino/a Studies in the Global South: Getting Started

An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Latina/o Studies and how it reconfigures study of the U.S. & the Americas.

Subject Guide

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Holly Ackerman
Room 228 Bostock
Box 90195
Duke University Libraries
Durham, NC 27708

Internet Resources

The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is located at the University of Texas - Austin and is devoted to finding, analyzing and organizing information on publicly available websites from and about Latin America and the Caribbean. LANIC's Hispanic/Latino page is devoted to the following categories: Academic Resources; Arts, Literature & Humanities; Business & Economy; Community; Gender & Sexuality; Humor; Media; Music & Performing Arts; Popular Culture; Public Affairs; Other Indexes.

Find Books

  • New Duke Catalog Best for general discovery of materials. Use the "facets" on the left hand side to narrow your results.
  • Search TRLN Search across the catalogs of Duke, UNC, NCSU and NCCU. You can request materials from other Triangle libraries and they will be sent to Duke very quickly.
  • WorldCat Search catalogs from libraries around the world. Use this when you want to find materials in addition to  what is owned by Duke or in the Triangle area. You can make an Inter-Library Loan request directly from the WorldCat database. Materials will be sent to you at Duke within a few days.

If you are currently using Google for most of your searches. Try Google Scholar instead.

Google Scholar limits your results to academic resources.

tip: If you are off campus using Google Scholar, click on Scholar Preferences from the main Google Scholar screen and indicate you are from Duke University.  This will then enable the  link or the EZ Proxy to pop up, prompt you for your NetID, and give you access.

Key Online Databases

Articles on Latino Studies:

Also consult the Latin American Studies Databases

General Databases with Substantial Latino Studies Content: