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A guide for patrons researching Latin American subjects at the UO Libraries.

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Bienvenidxs, Bem-Vindos, and Welcome to the LAS Research Guide

Black outline of Central and South America (Including Mexico in North America)

This guide will give you an overview and orientation to the resources at UO in support of LAS research. It also contains links and suggestions for free and open access resources. Approximately 72% of scholarly research in Latin America is published through an open access model.1

Subscription resources have a UO lock icon next ot them: UO lock icon. I've indicated OA databases with the open lock icon  when at least some full text or streaming content is freely available.

Use the side tabs to navigate through a research process, and please reach out to your instructor or librarian if you get stuck.


1. Adams, C. (2013). Open Access in Latin America: Embraced as key to visibility of research outputs. SPARC News. http://www.sparc.arl.org/news/open-access-latin-america-embraced-key-visibility-research-outputs

Research is a Process (Infographic)

Research is an iterative process, meaning it's repetitive but you learn as you move forward and make changes. It's more cyclical than straightforward or linear. Use the side navigation to learn about each of the steps of the process, and don't be afraid to jump around between steps.

The "Research is a Process" infographic: Follow the "long description" infographic link for a web accessible description.

Long description of "Research is a process" infographic for web accessibility

Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing remix of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.

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1. Library Proxy Service

Links on library webpages (including  in LibrarySearch, Browzine, and Databases A-Z) run through a proxy server which verifies you are a UO member, and are eligible to access library materials. When you click on a proxied link for the first time in the session, you are prompted to enter your DuckID and password to access the resource.

2. VPN (Virtual Private Network) Service

For certain library resources, using the UO's VPN service will be necessary.  VPN is not necessary for Canvas or LibrarySearch access.

If the proxied links or bookmarklet aren't working for you, the VPN lets you join the UO's network from off-campus. Using the VPN slows your internet speed, so only connect when you need to access resources, and disconnect once you're done.

For more information on accessing Library resources from off-campus, please check the following links:

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