This document was produced by UNC-Libraries and is intended to be used in combination with our collections. If you are not able to visit in person, it will enable you to conduct research using the resources listed below. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list but will be a starting point for your research and will concentrate on Open Access resources.
Tutorials for Research
These tutorials may be helpful for those who are new to academic research. (Please note that the databases listed in this tutorial may be subscription only and will only be available to UNC affiliates)
Open Access vs. Paid Subscriptions
Open Access electronic resources are those that are freely available to anyone on the internet. They include e-books, journals, government documents, publications produced by NGOs and multimedia.
Libraries also pay subscriptions for access to electronic publications and databases. Access to these resources is limited to those who are affiliated with the institution.
General Reference on Latin America
CIA World Factbook
Information in The Factbook is collected from and coordinated with a wide variety of US Government agencies, as well as from hundreds of published sources and is updated weekly.
BBC Country Profiles