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Latin-American and Caribbean Resources

Caribbean eBook Collection

The eBook Caribbean Collection is a highly focused eBook subscription collection featuring titles that address issues pertinent to studies of the Caribbean, West Indies, and Latin America. Subjects include history, music, literature, biology, political science, sociology, sports, language, and more.

Caribbean Search

Caribbean Search is a multidisciplinary database that provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. The collection contains over 730 Caribbean focused scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books making this the largest collection of full text content available to academic, school and public libraries in the region. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.


The EvIDeNCe Portal is a continuously updated repository of research, syntheses and Caribbean policy-relevant documents. The Portal includes clinical, population health and health systems research but excludes basic/biomedical research. The types of syntheses included are evidence briefs for policy, rapid syntheses, overviews of systematic reviews, systematic reviews and economic evaluations. The policy relevant documents originate from the CARPHA, CARPHA Member States and the World Health Organization. The EvIDeNCe portal also includes a guided overview of sources of Caribbean data, pre-appraised research evidence and other types of information, tools, resources and training material to support evidence-informed decision-making.

Digital Library of the Caribbean

The Belize National Library Service and Information System (BNLSIS), through its National Heritage Library, contributes to the Digital Library of the Caribbean project from its small but diverse collection, including maps, postcards, rare books, newspapers and stamps.


A database of around 1500 organizations. The main objective of Mapeo is to promote mutual knowledge between different entities (universities, research centres, non-profit organisations, international organisations, SME´s, governmental entities/agencies, individual researchers and post-graduated students) from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union. It is a tool to promote possible alliances and synergies in thematic areas relevant to the bi-regional partnership.

The Regional Clearinghouse [Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre]

The Regional Clearinghouse is an Online archive and information exchange system for climate resilient decision making. By using the Clearinghouse Search, decision makers and practitioners will be able to retrieve, request, contribute and exchange information and data on climate change in the region.

Virtual Health Library

The Virtual Health Library (VHL) was established in 1998 as a model, strategy and operating platform for technical cooperation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for management of health information and knowledge in the LA&C Region.

The VHL is a Network of Networks built collectively and coordinated by BIREME. It is developed, by principle, in a decentralized manner by national instances (Argentina VHL, Brazil VHL etc.) and thematic networks of institutions related to research, education and health services (Nursing VHL, VHL Ministry of Health etc.).

Virtual Library [The European Union-Latin America and the Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC)]

The Digital Library is a repository for knowledge on EU-LAC relations, mostly since 1999 when the bi-regional Partnership was formally launched. However, it also holds some older key documents. It offers a one-stop facility for researchers and others wanting to find out more about the bi-regional partnership and the topics discussed within it. The Digital Library contains:

  • Articles and other academic publications
  • Bibliographical references
  • Summit Declarations and Action Plans resulting from the bi-regional EU-LAC Summit


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Legal & Regulatory

Business Source Corporate

Designed to meet the diverse information needs of today's companies, this business resource contains full text from quality magazines and journals. Sources include top business magazines, trade publications, country reports, company profiles and more.

Market Research

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier covers the expansive academic disciplines offered in colleges and universities. It provides comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 for more than 120 journals and searchable cited references for more than 1,000 titles.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full-text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.


The CINAHL Index Plus Additional Nursing and Allied Health Literature and Resources. The expanded version of the CINAHL index, CINAHL Plus provides an even wider scope of nursing and allied health journals as well as a higher number of records, full-text and cited references. In addition, it provides full-text evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and continuing education modules.

Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general health topics, including diseases such as cancer and diabetes; weight management and exercise; allergies; senior care; social-emotional health; developmental disorders; and natural health.

Customer Health Complete

The information provided on Consumer Health Complete™ is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.

Education Research Complete

Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Environment Complete

Comprehensive Coverage for Environmental Studies. This leading full-text database offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Offering full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs, it is an invaluable resource for students and scholars across all environmental disciplines.

Hospital & Tourism Complete

Hospitality & Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books

Middle Search Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full-text information dates as far back as 1990.

Primary Search Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for primary school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math, and science.

Vocational Studies Premier

Vocational Studies Premier is specifically designed to support research in two-year colleges and offers content geared to academic institutions offering associates degrees and vocational programs