The Key to Good Research -- Patience is a Virtue!!!
When you begin a research project, it is helpful to do some background reading to get some basic information on your topic, e.g., keywords, important names, dates, etc. CredoReference is a fulltext online reference service comprised of over 3 million entries from hundreds of well-regarded reference titles. Content includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and subject-specific titles.
Subject-specific reference materials can provide beginning researchers with the following:
Hint: Look for the word count at the bottom of each entry to find longer articles.
The Library provides access to some general reference books on the Latin American region that will have individual discussions on your country. And these are right at your fingertips!
South America, Central American and the Caribbean
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture