Skip to Main Content

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.


The Latin American and Caribbean Collection actively collects film and other media from and about Latin America and the Caribbean.  The majority of the LACC physical film collection is in our media room located near our circulation desk. Many Latin American films are also available in Library West and other UF Library locations. Most DVDs and videos can be checked out for one week.

Recent acquisitions have focused on streaming movies available through digital academic databases available to UF patrons. Access requires connecting to the UF network on campus or using the UF Gatorlink VPN off-campus. Physical and streaming videos are one resource type that instructors can request through Course Reserves.

Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas

This journal is dedicated to the study of Spanish-speaking and Latin American cinemas. Coverage includes the cinemas of Spain and Spanish-speaking South, Central and North America, including the Caribbean, and Brazil.

Click here to see journal information and latest issues. 

Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies:Travesia

The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies publishes articles on Latin American culture and on theoretical and historical approaches to cultural production in Latin America, including Caribbean, Latino/a and other diasporic, trans-regional formations. Multidisciplinary work defining and proposing new areas of research and debate is especially welcome. We encourage contributions on the full range of cultural objects, practices, and expressions (including literature, film, visual arts, music), as well as the informal structures of meaning and communication at societal and sub-cultural levels.

The journal can be accessed here.

RSS feed is below. 

Loading ...

Finding Videos in Primo

The UF Libraries online catalog, Primo VE, allow searching for videos through the Advanced Search option. Select "Videos" from the drop-down list, with optional parameters for language and date of publication.



Limiting Search Results by Country

To find DVDs and videos from a particular geographic region (country, city, etc.) click the green plus sign (+) next to "Subject: Geographic Area" in the left hand column next to your DVD and video search results. 

screen shot of the green plus sign next to Subject: Geographic Area

A list of countries, regions, and cities will appear.  Browse through the list and check the boxes for the places of interest. Click "apply to search."  You will then see only search results from the countries you selected.  

screen shot of selecting geographic areas and applying to search results

LANIC Cinema & Video

Kanopy Streaming Videos

Film Index International

Screen Studies Collection. A comprehensive survey of current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. This collection includes the specialist index FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database and the detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; AFI Catalog and Film Index International

New Films in the LACC

Loading ...

Ethnographic Video Online

University of Florida Home Page

This page uses Google Analytics - (Google Privacy Policy)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.