Country Profiles (Caribbean, Latin America, Portugal & Spain)

Digital Reference Resources

Cambridge History of Latin America
Cambridge History of Latin America 

Authoritative, multi-volume history published originally from 1984-2008. Also available in print.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture 

Second edition (2008) of this authoritative, specialized encyclopedia. Completely searchable full-text reference source.

Europa World Plus Home Screen
Europa World Plus [Online]

Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of countries and global regions. Contact information for political, business, media, and cultural agencies and officials, including international organizations.

Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics [Online]

Edited by Roderic Ai Camp. Online edition of this 2012 publication. Part of the Oxford Handbooks Online database.

Political Handbook of the World Cover
Political Handbook of the World 

Contains entries on countries and territories around the world. It covers each country's political parties and includes names of key ambassadors, international memberships, and profiles intergovernmental organizations.

World Factbook (CIA)
The World Factbook 

A reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with almanac-style information about the countries of the world.

Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection: Maps of the America

Digital maps from the collection of the University of Texas - Austin.


EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit)

Country Reports and Profiles produced by the same company that publishes the Economist weekly magazine. Online archive of these weekly, monthly and annual reports.

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Political & Economic Intelligence, Analysis, Forecasts & News Across the Globe.

Cuba On-Line

(University of Miami) A full-text, searchable database that contains current economic, demographic, political, historical and business information on Cuba.

Emerging Markets Information Service (ISI)

Full-text sources from and about Latin America, including government publications, news, political, economic and financial sources.

LANIC: Country Directory

LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Edited at the University of Texas-Austin.


OECD Economic Surveys

In-depth reviews of Member countries' economies and selected non-Member countries.


Latin American Newsletters

Daily and weekly political, economic, regional, and security reports in English and Spanish. Archives from 1960s - present. 

NACLA Report on the Americas

Magazine on domestic developments in Latin America and the Caribbean and their relations with the United States. Issued 5x yearly.

NACLA Digital Archive

North American Congress on Latin America's Report on the Americas. A biweekly source of analysis and news on Latin American Affairs.

LADB: Latin America Data Base

Archive of news digests covering Latin American countries from 1985 to the present.  Articles cite original sources in Latin American newspapers, so you can use this database to identify articles in the Latin American press. You must specify beginning and end dates for searches.

Information Services Latin America (ISLA)

ISLA assembles news from major sources and organizes stories by country.

Using Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Knowing the correct Library of Congress Subject Heading can greatly improve your results. Here are some possible headings to help you improve, expand or narrow or search. To use them, do a "Subject" search in CLIO, WorldCat, or HLAS Online.

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