To find an item in Loyola's collection that is not listed at right, please use Loyola's online catalog. Some suggested Library of Congress Subject Headings for titles on Latin American law are:
Rule of Law--Latin America
Civil Law--Latin America
Human Rights--Latin America
Judicial Process--Latin America
Justice, Administration of--Latin America
Latin America--Politics and Government
To locate books on individual countries, substitute "Latin America" with the name of the country (e.g., Law--Chile).
To locate books in libraries outside the Loyola University Chicago system, use the WorldCat database. Loyola Chicago Law School patrons should use ILLiad to request materials from non-Loyola libraries.
The following book provides a good introduction to specialized Spanish legal terminology:
There are several Web-based initiatives that serve as online repositories for books:
HathiTrust: HathiTrust is a partnership of over 50 major research institutions and libraries. Works that are in the public domain contained in the HathiTrust database are available to all researchers. Many search options are offered, including full-text.
Google Books: Books contained in Google Books come from two sources: 1) The Library Project and 2) The Partner Program. Books included from the partnered Library Project that are no longer in copyright may be viewed in full text, while only snippets of books still in copyright are available. Only previews of books are available through the Partner Program.
Bilingual Spanish/English legal dictionaries are located in the 3rd Floor Reference Section in the K52 range.
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) contains millions of items related to the Caribbean region. Its multiple partners include the University of Florida, Florida International University, and the University of Miami.
Prepared in the summer of 2009, updated in February 2012, this 23-page guide offers instructions and tips on how to research foreign, comparative, and international law at the LUC Law Library. The annotated guide lists print reference sources, subscription databases, free websites, and current awareness sources that may be useful when approaching foreign, comparative, and international law questions.