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POL 264 Virtual Handout


Flags of the member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), from the 2015 summit in Costa Rica (Luis Astudillo C., CancillerĂ­a del Ecuador, Flickr)

Welcome to the POL 264: Comparative Politics: Latin America Virtual Handout ! Use the tabs on the side to find...

  • Where to Search: ONESearch and more databases
  • What to Search for: learn specifics about finding journals, books, and more!

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Latin American Network Information Center

LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center


The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is part of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. Since 2011, LANIC has also been a part of the University of Texas Libraries as one of the initiatives that is under the LLILAS Benson Collaboration.

LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region.

Recommended Resources

Want to jump right in? ONESearch is a great starting point!

Or take a look at the top databases for Political Science! The tabs on the side have even more to explore and will give you more info on using these resources and the materials you'll find in them.

Complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

JSTOR is a fully-searchable database containing the back issues of several hundred scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, music, ecology and botany, business, and other fields.

Military and Government Collection provides full text for nearly 400 publications. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and offers indexing and abstracts for 500 titles.

Campus Research combines breadth of news and business information with superior depth in law-related information to provide a complete, 360-degree view of any issue. Database includes legal statutes at federal and state level, Company Profiles, EDGAR, Hoover Profiles, as well as national and international news sources.