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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: Politics & Government

This guide contains resources and links related to South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latino(a) communities in the U.S.

Grey Literature

Grey Literature is material that has NOT been published by commercial publishers. This includes working papers, reports, policy briefs, blogs and dissertations.

Grey literature can have the advantages of immediacy and/or divergent points of view, however, all grey literature should be very carefully scrutinized and evaluated.

News & Current Events

Argentine Governors 2001

Gildo Insfran, Carlos Reutemann, Adolfo Rodríguez Saá, Néstor Kirchner, and other Argentine governors in a crisis meeting headed by Presidential Chief of Staff Chrystian Colombo (25 July 2001). By Marianopaez31 via Wikimedia Commons.

Finding Books


Advanced Search

In addition to keywords, try searching by SUBJECT:

Just change 1st drop-down to "Subject" and try one of these official Library of Congress subject headings.

Social Movements - Latin America

Political Activists - Latin America

Pressure Groups - Latin America

Civil Society - Latin America

Group Identity - Latin America

Non Governmental Organizations - Latin America

For all the above, also try entering a country name instead of Latin America.

You can find more subject headings by scrolling down in CBBcat item records.

Can't find what you're looking for in CBBcat?

MaineCat - provides access to library collections across Maine.  A single search scans more than 3 million unique titles and nearly 8 million items. (3-5 day delivery)

WorldCat - Materials can be ordered through ILLiad


NGOs, non-governmental organizations, are often created to address specific issues or give a voice to particular groups of people.

Latin American Studies Librarian

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Laine Thielstrom

Please don't hesitate to come to me for assistance or questions!
Email me your best dates/times to meet or stop by my office, Miller Library 107C.

Fall 2018 Office Hours:
Mondays: 1-2:30pm
Wednesdays: 9-10:30am
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