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Hispanic and Latin American Studies

A research guide to find scholarly articles, primary material, books and resources related to the Hispanic and Latin American Studies program

Scholarly Articles

Scholarly articles are commonly required as part of university-level assignments. This is because scholarly articles are written by scholars or experts and have been approved by other experts in the field through a rigorous review processes such as peer-review. Scholarly articles are not without flaws, but their publication process includes many steps for verifying facts, reducing bias, and identifying conflicts of interest. 



Find Scholarly Articles:

Tip: Many databases house a variety of information sources (not just scholarly articles). If you want to only see scholarly articles in your results, look for a way to limit to "peer-reviewed" or "academic articles" or another similar option to take out any results that are not scholarly articles. These options can usually be found in the advanced search section of a databases or in within the limiter options on the side of the results list.


 It should be noted that this is a limited list and since Hispanic and Latin American Studies examines many cultures and societies from a variety of disciplines, its can be helpful to check out other research guides depending on your research topic or context (e.g. for Artwork from a certain time period, check out the Visual Arts or Medieval and Renaissance studies guides).