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Latin American Studies: Find Scholarly Articles

A research guide to support the interdisciplinary program for Latin American Studies.

Searching for Articles

There are several places to find scholarship on or from Latin America. Northwestern University Libraries subscribes to several large databases which may include English-language scholarship on or from Latin America. Check "Getting Started" Tab on this Research Guide, and/or the Research Guides for AnthropologyEnglish, History, Latino StudiesPolitical Science, Sociology, and/or JSTOR for lists of general disciplinary databases for each subject. Below are more specialized resources in Spanish, Portuguese, and English for Latin American Studies.

Open Access Scholarship from Latin America

Open access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the right to use those articles freely in the digital environment. Anyone can access them; anyone can use them (SPARC, 2016). Latin America and Spain were two of the world's earliest adopters of open access research models, and on this guide there are several open access portals for research from Latin America, including SciELO (originally from Brazil, founded in 1998), Redalyc (founded in Mexico), and Latindex. The Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales de CLASCO works across open access platforms from throughout the region to provide bibliographic citations for articles, essays, book reviews, editorials, interviews, and other kinds of documents. More information about open access in Latin America can be found at the links below.

Browse Journals for Latin American Studies

Finding Scholarly Journal Articles in Latin American Journals

Full-Text Journals on Latin America