The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States. The Latin American: Mexican and Central American Collections, offers one of the largest collections for historical research and contemporary Mexico and Central America. Although the library itself is open to anyone who wishes to use it, access to some of its more valuable materials is restricted to researchers with a demonstrated need.
The Benson Latin American Collection is the most comprehensive research library at the University of Texas at Austin. It specializes in materials from and about Latin America, and on materials relating to Latinos in the United States. It contains all kinds of materials, from the manuscripts of the sixteenth century to contemporary publications. It covers all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, especially the collections on Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Central America.
Center for Research Libraries – Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) is a consortium of research libraries that seeks to increase free access to information and the Latin American studies. This project focuses on improving bibliographic access to over 300 journals published in Latin America. Allows you to search the contents of the selected newspapers and find specific articles. It also offers digital images of over 75,000 pages of Mexican and Argentine presidential speeches of the early 19th century to the present.
The Latin American Library at Tulane University, is among the world’s foremost collections of Latin American archaeology, anthropology, history, literature, literary criticism, cultural studies, linguistics, art, architecture, film, women’s studies, economics and many other subject areas. The collection consists of over 460,000 volumes, including over 500 current periodical subscriptions, and is one of the most comprehensive of its kind, including rare materials and pre-Hispanic codices. The library has more than 100 of manuscripts from the sixteenth to the twentieth.
The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is a free internet portal on Latin American studies. It is affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. LANIC’s editorially-reviewed directories contain over 12,000 unique URLs, one of the largest guides for Latin American studies content on the Internet. Information can be found in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Content can be browsed by subject (history, education, literature, etc.) or by country.
The Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI), is an intergovernmental organization for collaborative work between Latin American countries in the fields of education, science, technology and culture in the context of global development, democracy and regional integration. This cooperative offers a section Digital Libraries in Latin America with several links to various digital libraries in Latin America.
REDIAL – Red Europea de Información y Documentación sobre América Latina (European Network for Information and Documentation on Latin America) is an information and research portal in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences to disseminate academic and research topics related to Latin America.
The Hispanismo website contains three databases which store and display information on university departments of Hispanic and Latin American studies from all around the world, university teachers and researchers and associations of hispanists, with more than 14,900 entries. The website presents news, announcements, events, conferences, seminars, job offers, courses, thesis, grants and awards relating to Spanish studies from around the world. A bibliography section offers publications of interest for researchers and professionals of Hispanic and Latin American studies.
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) has the primary mission of providing access to all materials in Latin America without format condition and the development of Latin American collections in order to support academic research. The Special Collections section provides links to several special collections of materials on and in Latin America.
World Digital Library (WDL) offers free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials and unique culture of libraries and archives around the world. It includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, and prints and photographs. It has a separate section for Latin America and the Caribbean.