Below are some of the reference ebooks licensed by Ingram Library. To find entries about Latin American in discipline-specific encyclopedia (like the Ecotourism, Child Labor, International Women's Rights, and others), explore Credo Reference and Oxford Reference. Credo Reference, Oxford Reference, and the books linked below are subscription-based resources. To access these from off-campus you must have the current GALILEO password.
The Companion the Latin American Studies
"This guide gives a brief and accessible overview of the whole of Latin American Studies. Covering all the possible topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book situates Latin America in its historical, linguistic and cultural context. Whether taking a single module or a whole degree in Latin American Studies, this book provides students with a reliable companion throughout the course." (2003)
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature
"From East L.A. to the barrios of New York City and the Cuban neighborhoods of Miami, Latino literature, or literature written by Hispanic peoples of the United States, is the written word of North America's vibrant Latino communities. Emerging from the fusion of Spanish, North American, and African cultures, it has always been part of the American mosaic. Written for students and general readers, this encyclopedia surveys the vast landscape of Latino literature from the colonial era to the present." (2002)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (2005)
The Oxford Encyclopecia of Mesoamerican Cultures (2001)
Pop Culture Latin America! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
"A survey of contemporary Latin American popular culture, covering topics that range from music and film to popular festivals and fashion." (2005)
The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S.
"Latinos in the United States have fought hard to attain equality, especially in the field of education. The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S. focuses on this fight for equal educational access and represents a significant addition to American educational literature." (2007)