This research guide offers a selection of resources that focus on Latin America, Central America, and The Caribbean. While a number of resources included have been developed throughout the region, many resources survey the region through the lens of scholars or institutions in the United States. While in no way comprehensive, this guide includes a selection of broader, overview resources, and some useful resources in the humanities and social sciences.
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The research process can be daunting. Where do you start? Research is an iterative process - research questions may evolve as you dive into the scholarly literature; if your project involves collecting data, your literature review may take different shapes as you determine prominent themes. Here are a few tips and strategies to get started.
Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature in a simple, familiar way. You can search across many disciplines and sources at once to find articles, books, theses, court opinions, and content from academic publishers, professional societies, some academic web sites, and more. See the Google Scholar inclusion guidelines for more about what’s in Google Scholar.
When you find a promising resource, try the following strategies to find additional material: