From the wall of names commemorating the civil war in San Salvador, El Salvador (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
The following sources provide overviews of ideas, people, and branches of study in the history of colonial Latin America. They are a quick way to find out the basic facts and current points of debate.
When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.