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The resources below are chiefly primary source documents and document collections. Some are online, some are printed books available at the Help and Information Desk at Snell Library

Introduction to Latin American History: Resources for Students

Primary source materials: Books

Primary source books and collections in Snell Library Latin American history, translated into English, with stack/library locations.  

To browse the stacks for printed books on Latin American history See the F 1201 - 3799 section on level 3. Since many books are stored off-site, search Scholar OneSearch for complete listings.

Primary source materials online 

Suggested websites with primary source collections on Latin American history : documents, photographs, maps, statistics, and other resources in English and vernacular languages.

Important archival collections University of Texas at AustinHarvardYale, the University of California (especially UC Berkeley and UCLA), the University of Florida, and the Library of Congress

Scholarly Journal Articles, Reviews, and Background


Project Muse

Also see Key Resources for Historians for additional journal article sources.

Citation Help

Chicago Manual of Style: The Notes and Bibliography System

Citation software: Endnote, Refworks, Zotero

Sample citations, common sources: books and journal articles, websites

Special cases:

One source quoted by another source (i.e. a letter or other primary source quoted in a book or article::

Websites, including websites of primary sources like letters and photographs

Including the URL or DOI for electronic journal articles (can be helpful to readers)


ALWAYS proofread your citations! Citation management software is imperfect. Note the following:

  • JSTOR does not always provide "Place of publication" information for books.  You must google that and add it manually.
  • JSTOR treats individual book chapters as if they were independent, instead of citing them as a book with a single author. Click on the book title and then "cite this" in order to get a more correct citation format.
  • Check font case: The first word in a title is capitalized, subsequent words are also capitalized unless they are prepositions or conjunctions.  

Current issues and trends in scholarship

See what historians of Latin America are reading and discussing on H-Net Latin America.



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