Tip: Latin American and Iberian Studies is an inter- and multidisciplinary research field, therefore you can search for Latin American and Iberian Studies topics in other subject databases. For example, you can search a Political Sciences database to search for articles about political issues in Latin America, Spain, or Portugal.
Sample searches could be:
Many universities have moved in this direction with the good outcome that many theses and dissertations are freely available as part of the Open Access movement. Still, there are many other dissertations that are unavailable since they are under embargo--meaning that they are not be made available to the public until a certain amount of time has passed (3-5-10 years depending on the discipline).
The links below will guide you to where to find these very important sources!
What are Open Access Resources?
Many organizations in Latin America, Spain, the US, and around the world are working hard to make accessible thousands of scholarly works free of charge to researchers and the general public. Below is a list of organizations that offers OA publications related to Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal.