Handbook of Latin American Studies

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The Handbook of Latin American Studies consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.

Publications listed are primarily from 1990 to the present, but earlier works are also included. The Library of Congress is planning to incorporate into this database all the printed volumes of the handbook into this database.


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Dates covered

1990 to the present.

Updating frequency

Updated weekly. Social sciences and the humanities are covered in alternate years.


Books, book chapters, articles, and conference proceedings.

Type of coverage

Over 60% of records contain evaluative annotations.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Corresponds to the printed Handbook of Latin American Studies from volume 50 forward.

Producer/content provider

Hispanic Division, Library of Congress

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Library of Congress

Supplementary Subject(s)