Latin American Studies is the scholarly study and research of Latin American countries and its people. Latin America refers to those countries and territories in the Americas where Spanish and Portuguese are the primary spoken language. Geographically, this area includes Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.
Latino Studies is the scholarly study and research that focuses on the people of Latin American or Spanish-speaking descent, origin, or culture who were born and reside in the United States. This includes descendants of immigrants from Latin American countries as well as the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese colonists that settled and inhabited portions of the United States historically.
The following PUL databases are general, interdisciplinary databases that may contain Latino and Latin American-based materials: