Welcome to Latin American Studies at Penn Libraries! This guide is intended to provide an interdisciplinary overview of the resources, tools, and services in Latin American Studies within the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Please contact Latin American Studies Librarian Brie Gettleson with any questions, such as research support inquiries or recommendations for new library acquisitions in Latin American Studies.
For a narrative description of Latin American Studies library collection development, please visit the collections page. It describes previous and contemporary collection areas, including some highlights of special collection materials in the Kislak Center.
For more general library information, visit the Penn Libraries homepage.
Searching Franklin, Penn Libraries' catalog:
One approach to using the library catalog is to search Library of Congress subject headings that pertain to Latin American Studies. Here are some linking to results in Franklin. Some show the browse display of subject headings in alphabetical order; others show the full list of titles under the specific subject heading:
Mexican literature Argentina -- Foreign relations -- Chile
Latin America -- Economic conditions Uruguay -- Intellectual life
Use these options for searching for materials not available via Penn Libraries:
If you aren't sure what kind of resources you need, encyclopedias, handbooks, and readers on Latin American history or cultural studies can be a good place to start.
For resources more specific to a region or topic within Latin America, check out these more specialized guides!