Politics of Central America and the Caribbean

This guide will introduce you to some key library resources and websites useful for research on Central American politics and policy analysis. This is just a starting place, so don't limit yourself to the tools on this course guide!

Course number: 
PLS 332
Horan, Jennifer


Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, law, public administration / policy, and public and international affairs.

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Political Science Database

Covers the literature of political science and international relations, including such topics as comparative politics, political economy, international development, environmental policy, and hundreds of related topics. This database provides access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

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Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

The Public Affairs Information Services database provides information on business, public and international affairs, public and social policies and international relations. PAIS includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

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Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.

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eHRAF World Cultures

Provides a cross-cultural database of information on all aspects of cultural and social life, organized into cultures and ethnic groups.

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Using the Library Catalog

Search your country as a SUBJECT to view a hierarchical list of subheadings (e.g. Argentina -- Politics and government). If you click on that subject, you will see a list of books and library materials on that topic. 

A keyword search of your country with the word "videorecording" will retrieve a list of videos.

Starting Points

Background Notes

International relation reports from the U.S. Department of State.

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World FactBook

Database of country profiles produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

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World Bank Data

provides reliable data about countries of the world.  You can search by country, topic, or indicator.

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Includes individual country profiles.
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Official website for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, part of the UN. Resource provides news updates, statistics, publications, and other information related to the region.

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LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center

Internet portal for Latin American Studies content.

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Handbook of Latin American Studies

Bibliography of Latin American studies consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars.

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Latin American Public Opinion Project

Academic institution carrying out surveys of public opinion in the Americas.

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