Latin American Studies Subject Guide. This guide will give you good basic sources for doing research on topics related to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Hispanics and Latin Americans residing in the United States. Among the most useful for this class are:
General databases that may include relevant information are available through most subject guides:
The UGA Libraries' homepage is your connection to most of the resources you will use in your research. From here you can search GIL-Find (the UGA Library catalog), GIL Express (also know as "GIL-Find Universal Catalog" - the University System of Georgia Library catalogs), the GALILEO databases (Georgia's statewide virtual library), and other information resources.You can start an InterLibrary Loan request, get quick online help through "Chat with a Librarian", and lots more. Beware that some of these services are NOT on the front of the page! Use the roll-over functions along the top of the page.
Multi-Search - This is the central box located in the middle at the top of the homepage. It is a program that can help you search both GIL and several databases at the same time, giving you lots of sources with just one search.
§ CAUTION: Multi-Search might also lead you astray! Multi-Search does not search in all databases that are available to you - especially for Latin American and Iberian topics. The information most helpful you to might be elsewhere in GALILEO (Georgia's statewide virtual library) - see above for recommended databases.
Books & More -This searches in just the GIL catalog, without the distraction of links to articles in databases.
§ Experiment: Try searching "motorcycle diaries" in both Multi-Search and Books & More to compare the results.
E-Journals by Title - This only searches electronic journals! To find printed journals that UGA owns, look in GIL-Find.
Google Scholar - This is a good way to find scholarly information on the web without the distraction of entertainment pieces, sales pitches, emotion-based opinion pieces, and possibly "false news" pieces that are part of the simple Google search.
§ Experiment: Try searching "motorcycle diaries" and compare to the results in Multi-Search or Books & More above.