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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

A research guide compiling research resources on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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For material found in WorldCat but not UC Library Seearch, submit a request using the Blank ILL Request Form, available on the UCI Interlibrary Loan website.

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Finding Books

Quick Tip!

Since books often provide a more holistic overview and/or historical context on a topic, remember to check the Table of Contents to see if there is a useful chapter or two. While reading the whole book will deepen your knowledge on a topic, sometimes, for a research paper, you just need a bit of historical context which you might find in just one chapter. Below are two key resources to find books.


In addition to searching for books, journal articles and other types of scholarship, searching the dissertations database can be a useful strategy for more in-depth research projects. If you are starting on your doctoral research, the dissertation database can help you identify gaps in the research, find contemporary bibliographies or discussion threads on a topic, identify specific interventions in specific settings, or demonstrate how to employ a particular method.

Browse the Shelves

UC Library Search is the most effective way to search for accessible material from across the UCs. However, sometimes, it is nice to browse the print collection available locally on campus. While this narrows the breadth of what you can access, below is the arrangement of the Spanish & Portuguese Collection by nationality of author and its corresponding Call Number range. All books are located on the 4th floor of Langson Library.

Spain PQ6007-PQ7011
U.S. & Canadian authors of Spanish works PQ7070-PQ7079
Spanish America (general) PQ7081-PQ7099
Mexico PQ7100-PQ7298
Spanish Caribbean (general) PQ7358-PQ7361
Cuba PQ7370-PQ7390
Dominican Republic PQ7400-PQ7409
Puerto Rico PQ7420-PQ7440
Central America (general) PQ7471-PQ7479
Costa Rica PQ7480-PQ7489
Guatemala PQ7490-PQ7499
Honduras PQ7500-PQ7509
Nicaragua PQ7510-PQ7519
Panama PQ7520-PQ7529
El Salvador PQ7530-PQ7539
South America (general) PQ7551-PQ7592
Argentina PQ7600-PQ7798
Bolivia PQ7800-PQ7820
Chile PQ7900-PQ8098
Colombia PQ8160-PQ8180
Ecuador PQ8200-PQ8220
Paraguay PQ8250-PQ8259
Peru PQ8300-PQ8498
Uruguay PQ8510-PQ8520
Venezuela PQ8530-PQ8550
Spanish American authors not identified with any country PQ8560
Portugal PQ9000-PQ9411
U.S. & Canadian authors of Portuguese works PQ9470-PQ9479
Brazil PQ9500-PQ9698