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This guide is designed to point you to resources that will be useful as you gather information in order to create your online presentations that provide a comprehensive overview of the Latin American country you're researching.
Europa World Plus - South America, Central America and the Caribbean
South America, Central America and the Caribbean
This is an excellent place to start your research! Choose the entry for your country, and then dig down into its history, geography, economy and much more. Europa also has a tool that will create graphs of comparative statistics between your country, and others in the region.
The online version of the Europa World Year Book and the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. The Yearbook covers political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories, while the Surveys provide in-depth, expert analysis at the regional, sub-regional and country level.
Data & Statistics
Statistical Abstracts of the World
The Statistical Abstracts of the World is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the World.
Selected statistics by country from the World Bank.
A central data source and a way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. You can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.
Search Primo for Books
To find both print and electronic books available in Collins Library about your country, use the dropdown menu in Primo to select "Collins" and then search for the name of your country, and a keyword, for example:
Chile and history
Country Studies: Library of Congress
Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
U.S. State Department Country Information
Contains country information including people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, U.S. relations, travel and business.
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for world entities.
Latin American Herald Tribune
Aims to be the main source of news for the English-reading public about Latin America and to satisfy the need for fair and balanced information about politics, economics, business, sports, literature, the community and other topics of interest.
Provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format.