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Latin American History: Getting started

An introductory guide to sources for Latin American history.

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying Latin American History at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for Latin American History, including ebooks, ejournals, bibliographic databases.

Latin American history

This guide is intended as an introduction to sources to help you research Latin American history topics.

Use the tabs above to navigate through the guide. If you need more help or have any questions, please don't hesitate to email with queries or to make an appointment.

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Where to start?

The main library for the study of Latin American history is the Bodleian Libary. There is a small open shelf collection of classic history texts for Latin America in the Upper Camera at S.HIST.19 (on the gallery), and many more titles can be requested from the bookstack. Recent publications on Latin American history can also be found on open shelves in the Gladstone Link.

Significant collections are also held at the Latin American Centre Library, the History Faculty Library, and the Taylor Institution Library.

Search SOLO to find books and journals on your topic.

Use Databases A-Z to search for electronic journals and databases.

Please feel free to contact me for help and advice with searching. There are also comprehensive LibGuides for SOLO and Discovering e-sources to help you get the most out of Oxford's resources.

Key introductory texts

Subject Guide

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Frank Egerton
Bodleian Latin American Centre Library,
University of Oxford,
St Antony's College,
OX2 6JF,
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1865 274483

Collection policy

Below is the collection policy document for Latin American History.