The Handbook is a selective, annotated subject bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America. Works reviewed include books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. The print edition of the Handbook has been issued annually since 1935, with volumes alternating between coverage in the social sciences and humanities since 1962. It is on the Web as HLAS Web and HLAS Online.
To search the historical record of Latin American studies scholarship you need to consult HLAS Online, which includes all volumes since vol. 1 (1935). Try basic keyword searches, then utilized the assigned subject headings in a given record.
The introductory essays for volumes 1-49 (1935-1989) of the Handbook are also searchable in HLAS Online. To search only the essays, use the "Annotation and HLAS Chapter Introduction" field in the Expert Search form.
Coverage is of vol. 44 (1982) and forward only. Offers a guided search feature and the ability to limit and sort search results by date or author. The essays in vols. 50-65 (1990-2010) are only available as hard-coded links from the TOCs page, as noted above.
The Handbook essays are chapter introductions that provide a "state of the research" overview for a particular field. The essays for vols. 50-65 (1990-2010) are linked from the individual volume Tables of Contents pages.
Handbook of Latin American Studies.
[Z1601 .H23 Main]
The print volumes are particularly useful for browsing the subject essays in the latest volumes. The essays for vols. 62-71 (2002-2016) are only available in the print volumes.
Bibliography of Latin American Bibliographies. Madison, Wisc.: SALALM Secretariat, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983-1984. Annual. [Z1601 .A2 B4 Remote Storage]
Bibliography of Latin American and Caribbean Bibliographies. Madison, Wisc.: SALALM Secretariat, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986- Annual. [Z1601 .A2 B4 Remote Storage]
A Bibliography of Latin American Bibliographies. Arthur E. Gropp. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1968.
[Z1601.A2 G76 1968 Remote Storage]
First Supplement: Z1601 .A2 J7 1968 Suppl.
Second Supplement: Z1601 .A2 J7 1968 Suppl.2
Third Supplement: Z1601 .A2 J7 1968 Suppl.3
A final update, edited by Lionel Lorona, brought coverage up to 1989: Z1601.A2 B41 1993
The Complete Caribbeana, 1900-1975: A Bibliographic Guide to the Scholarly Literature. Lambros Comitas. Millwood, N.Y.: KTO Press, c1977. 4 vols. [Z1595 .C63 Main]
Especially valuable for non-Hispanic Caribbean research.