Latin American and Iberian Cultures: Home

A selective guide to research resources available at Columbia that are useful in beginning research.

Key Resources


The Columbia University Libraries have an extensive collection of materials from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain, although they are not all located in a single physical space. The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library collects in architecture, fine arts, and archaeology. Butler Library holds materials on history and humanities, the Burke Library has resources for theology and religious studies, and Lehman Social Sciences Library contains social science materials, especially political and international affairs. 

Useful Tools For New Scholars

Here are some useful tips for searching in CLIO, Columbia Libraries' online catalog.

You may also be interested in some help with citation management software (such as Zotero and End Note) to help streamline and organize your research.