- PILAS Postgraduate Resources
- General Postgraduate Resources
- Resources for Research on Latin America
- Fellow Postgraduate Organizations
- PILAS JISCMail Forum
Below are a number of downloadable documents which cover a variety of research issues and resources of relevance to postgraduates working in the field of Latin American Studies. We hope these will be of help in facilitating your research!
- PILAS Guide to On-Line Organisations and Academic Resources [PDF]
Provides brief explanations of the main organizations associated with Latin America in the UK (and further afield), as well as other academic resources available online (Written by the 2008-2009 PILAS Committee; updated by Chandra Morrison, University of Cambridge).
- 10 Tips for Postgraduate Publishing [PDF]
(Written by Cara Levey, University of Leeds)
- Interviews: A general overview of practices and techniques [PDF]
(Written by Chandra Morrison, University of Cambridge)
- Journals and Periodicals [PDF]
A list of some of the many journals and periodicals relevant to Latin American Studies, including those specifically dedicated to postgraduate research. (Compiled by Cara Levey, University of Leeds)
- Money for Nothing (and your PhD for Free) [PDF]
A guide to funding sources for postgraduate students of Latin American studies in the UK. (Written by Dan Ozarow, Middlesex University)
- Presentation Skills [PDF]
(Written by Catriona McAllister, University of Cambridge)
- Networking: Tips and Practices [PDF]
If you would like to write a contribution to be included in the PILAS Research Resources, please be in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your proposal!
Postgraduate studies can be both an exhilarating and challenging experience. Below are some helpful on-line resources which might be of use to any postgraduate student.
- Postgraduate Toolbox
Postgraduate Toolbox has been created to bring together the huge wealth of resources available to support postgraduate students throughout the course of their studies, and aims to cater for doctoral and masters students working in all subject areas.
- Beyond the PhD
Beyond the PhD is a career resource for arts and humanities doctoral researchers. On this site are some thought provoking personal and professional perspectives that aim to inspire researchers to think about their own future, beyond the PhD. The website contains a range of articles, video discussions and links for researchers looking for careers both in academia and elsewhere.
- Writing Across Boundaries
The Writing Across Boundaries website is dedicated to the support of social science researchers, working with qualitative data, who wish to engage more effectively with the practical and intellectual issues that arise in the quest to produce texts which are engaging, accurate and analytically insightful. The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Durham and Newcastle.
- Powerpoint presentation on accessing research resources on Latin America
to view presentation click here
This powerpoint was kindly provided by Aquiles Alencar Brayner of the British Library.
Online open access databases and catalogues Latin American materials
- Advisory Council on Latin American and Iberian Information Resources (ACLAIIR)
- Catálogo Colectivo de Impresos Latinoamericanos (CCILA)
- Catalogue UK Academic Libraries (Copac)
- Cuban Theatre Digital Archive
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Fundacion MAPFRE - Directorio Web de Archivos Iberoamericanos:
- ISSUU (Open e-resource for magazines and documents)
- Latin American Government Documents Archive (LAGDA)
- Latin American Electronic Data Archive (LAEDA)
- Latin America and Caribbean Social Science Virtual library (CLACSO)
- Latin American Knowledge Harvester (LAKH)
- Latin American Open Archives Portal (LAOAP)
- Open Archive Initiative (OAIster)
- Open Library
- Oxford Latin American Economic History Database (OxLAD)
- Portal de Archivos Españoles (PARES)
- Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal (Redalyc)
- Red Europea de Información y Documentación Sobre América Latina (REDIAL)
- Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM):
- Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciElo)
- Serials Union Catalogue for the UK (SUNCAT)
- Archive of Early American Images (JCB)
- Biblioteca Ayacucho Digital
- CaribMap (cartographic history of the Caribbean):
- E-Texto (free subscription)
- Internet Archive
- Latin American Pamphlet (LAP)
- LatAm Studies
- NYPL Digital Gallery
- Project Gutenberg
- World Digital Library
- Asociación Aleph
Asociación de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Literatura Hispánica.
- The Brazilian Association of Post-graduate Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom (ABEP-UK)
The ABEP-UK is a civil nonprofit association that brings together Brazilian postgraduate students and researchers residing in the UK.
The PILAS JISCMail Forum is accessible at: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=pilas
JISCMail is the ‘National Academic Mailing List Service’, which is designed specifically to facilitate communication and collaboration within the academic community. While the PILAS account was established in the initial stages of PILAS, way back in the 1990s, it fell off the radar and remained inactive for a number of years, until being revived in 2009.
The JISCMail forum is an excellent way for postgraduates to distribute information about regional events and announcements. All PILAS members are invited to post information about relevant events, seminars, training workshops, conferences, grant opportunities, calls for papers, and publications – anything which would be useful for UK postgraduates in the field of Latin American Studies.
We encourage all PILAS members to sign-up and use this fantastic resource!