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Latin American Studies

This guide will help students researching topics related to Latin America using resources from the Latin American and Caribbean Collection at the University of Florida and from outside institutions.


In addition to e-journals, the University of Florida Libraries are providing access to a rapidly increasing number of e-books, many in Spanish or on topics related to Latin America and the Caribbean.  In most cases these can be viewed on a computer screen, and require no special devices or software. 

To locate e-books search the UF catalog, and e-versions of books will appear in the results list when available. Limiting a search to "online resources" can eliminates most print books in the results list.  

While on campus or while connected to the UF Proxy Server, users can also search ebook provider's websites directly.  

For more information on Ebooks available through the University of Florida Libraries visit: 



Digitalia provides access to over 6,000 Spanish-language ebooks.  Subject lists are available at:
To access UF's holdings, search the catalog and, in the left column, limit results under Format to "Online Resource" and Corporate Author to "Digitalia Corp." 

The firm is based in Spain, and users will find a great deal of content from that country, but the number of titles from and about Latin America is increasing.  For example, it now includes nearly 500 titles from LOM Ediciones and RIL Editores in Santiago de Chile, 100 titles from the Editorial Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, and so on.


Subscription required. 

Duke eBooks

Many scholarly titles about Latin America and the Caribbean are published through Duke eBooks.  The University of Florida Libraries subscribe to these publications, but many have not been added to the catalog and must be accessed through the eDuke Books website.  

Subscription required. 

Flasco Andes

Spanish-language digital library containing materials for social science research.  


Open access.



eLibro is a Spanish language e-book provider containing thousands of items.  


Subscription required. 

Internet Archive

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries sends selected library materials to Internet Archive for scanning and online access from a variety of units and collections within the Libraries. These include but are not limited to U. S. Government Documents, UF print Dissertations, Duplicates from the storage collection and the Panama Canal Museum Collection.

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.


Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo

Public Archives of the State of São Paulo open access e-books in Portuguese.

Open access. 



Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciensas Sociales digital repository offering free access to thousands of documents, books, and articles from the 324 member institutions in 25 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Open access. 


Ingram MyiLibrary contains many titles related to Latin America and the Caribbean from a number of participating publishers. Searchable and browsable by subject, however materials can only be viewed and not downloaded.  


Subscription required. 

Biblioteca Ayacucho Digital

Thousands of classic Spanish-language titles downloadable in PDF.  Includes texts by José Martí, Simon Bolívar, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Carlos Fuentes and many many more. 


Open access.

World Bank eLibrary

The World Bank eLibrary contains thousands of browsable, searchable, and downloadable World Bank publications about Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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