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Consult the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS): A Resource Guide for a chart comparing the two online versions. The Guide also offers a search overview, tips for beginners and experienced researchers, and help and FAQs for both versions.


Notice: The Library of Congress will retire HLAS Online in the coming months. Bibliographic records for HLAS Volumes 36 (1974) onward are accessible via HLAS Web. The Library is working on a solution to provide continued access to the bibliographic records for the first 35 HLAS volumes and all of the introductory essays. Please update your links and bookmarks to point to HLAS Web.


The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose between 2,000-3,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.

The Handbook is available in three formats: print volumes published by the University of Texas Press; a CD-ROM produced by the Fundación Histórica TAVERA (Madrid, Spain); and the two web versions. HLAS Online provides rapid, comprehensive access to future, current, and retrospective volumes of the Handbook, along with the introductory essays for volumes 1-49. HLAS Web is mobile-friendly, offers multiple search options and limits, and provides easy options for citing, saving, and emailing search results. 

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Dolores Moyano Martin, HLAS Editor (1934-2003)
This web site is in memory of Lewis U. Hanke, Founding Editor of HLAS

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