This research guide will help you locate electronic and print resources about the politics and government of Latin America.

Reference Materials: 

Additional resources

Explore your topic

Introducing Summon - which makes it possible to search across many of the library's collections simultaneously. Including books, ebooks, journal titles, games, music, videos, government information, maps, and more.

However,  Summon doesn't search everything that the library owns or subscribes to so you will still need to search other resources to find everything that you need. Summon also doesn't let you do sophisticated searches that you may be used to doing in specific databases or the library catalogue.  

When to use Summon

  • When starting research on a topic
  • If you are not sure which databases to use

For assistance using Summon please contact the Research Help Desk.

Use keywords to find books, government and other documents as well as films in the library’s catalogue.

For all relevant titles, click on the subject headings to continue your search.

Latin America -- Politics and government.
Mexico -- Boundaries -- United States.
Argentina -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Falkland Islands War, 1982.
Latin America Revolutions
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1948-1980.
Chávez Frías, Hugo.

Fulltext eBook Collections:
Cambridge University Press eBooks
Columbia International Affairs Online
Oxford University Press eBooks
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Canadian Publishers Collection
Wiley Online Journals

Key Databases

Additional Databases: 

Government Infomration

Select Journals:
This is a list of suggested journals in the field of Latin Politics. Some of these publications are available only in print while others are available online or in print and electronic format.


Latin American and Spanish Videos Freely Available on the InternetThis guide, produced at SUNY-Albany, gives links to dozens of different sites that have free educational videos in Spanish.

Latin American Government Documents Archive (LAGDA)
This site indexes and archives information from the websites of Latin American governments, which may change frequently.
Directorio Web de Archivos Iberoamericanos: provides links to over 300 Latin American archives
The Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP)

Consult the News Guide for details of news sources.

Tips for searching newspaper databases.
For current Canadian newspapers/news:

For historical Canadian & other newspapers:

For international sources:

Latin American Newspapers

Writing & Citing Guides: 

Citation Management

More Writing & Citing Resources: 

Citing Government Information

Citing Print and Electronic Resources

  • Citing Sources From Duke University. This guide provides examples of citations in APA, Chicago, MLA,and Turabian styles for both print and electronic resources.
  • Online! Citing Electronic Resources Provides guidelines for the citation of electronic resources in a variety of styles

How to write a literature review

Content last updated: August 29, 2018