The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative of partners within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean that provides users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections.


The easiest way to start searching in dLOC is from the home page.  The basic search now allows you to access bibliographic citation information of the items in dLOC and receive results in record time.  In addition, users can explore the topical collections or take advantage of any of the advanced search options described below:


Map Search:  If you are looking for items with discrete geographic locations, you can now take advantage of the new map search.  Just a few clicks allow you to highlight your specific geographic area of interest, and once you click search, you will receive results for all items with the corresponding longitude and latitude noted in the metadata.


Advanced Search:  If your basic search returns too many results to easily and efficiently organize, the advanced search feature will allow you to restrict your search terms by categories such as title, author, subject keyword, country and more.


Full Text Search:  If you would like to search through the full text for a specific word or phrase, simply click on the text search tab.   If you would like to include the newspapers in your search, click the check box below the search bar and then type in the search term and wait while dLOC searches each full text file for you.  In seconds, you will receive results that include the term either in the citation or the full text.  If the term is found in the full text, all pages with that term appear in the “matching tiles” box at the top left of the screen.


This exhibition is a collaboration between the University of Puerto Rico Libraries, the George A. Smathers Libraries, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and the Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP).