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Latin American Library Research Basics

A self-guided learning tool for building research skills in Latin American, Caribbean, Latinx, and Iberian Studies at Tulane University.

6.1. Learning Goals: Use Library Guides

In this module, you will:

  • learn what a library guide is and how to access LAL guides

6.2. What is a Library Guide?

The previous modules aimed to give you the tools to navigate key library resources for scholarly research on Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Now that you know how to do effective keyword searches in academic databases, find and check out books, and access scholarly articles, you're well equipped to navigate Tulane Libraries' wide variety of Library Guides.

Watch this video to learn more about what Library Guides are; how they can benefit your research; and where to find them on your course Canvas page:

6.3. Accessing LAL Library Guides

There are two ways to access The Latin American Library's Library Guides:

1. Go to The Latin American Library website,, scroll to the RESEARCH SUPPORT section, and click on Library Guides:


2. Go to the Tulane Libraries homepage, click on the LIBRARY GUIDES button, then find the subject section for LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES:







6.4. Links to LAL Library Guides

Below are links to all the Library Guides that The Latin American Library creates and manages:


  1. Pick the guide above that seems most relevant to your research and explore the different sections. Identify at least one resource that's new to you that you think will be helpful for your research project.

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