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West Indiana & Special Collections (2nd Floor)
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The West Indiana & Special Collections Division, located on 2nd floor, aims to be the premier repository for unique Caribbean materials. See MORE INFORMATION>>

Divisional Librarian - Ms. Karen Eccles 662-2002 Ext. 83506, 83361
Special Collections Librarian - Ms. Lorraine Nero 662-2002 Ext. 83599
Head, West Indiana and Special Collections - Dr. Glenroy Taitt 662-2002 Ext. 83365
Divisional email for enquiries:

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Digital Collections/
Displays/Photo Gallery



These are some of the Special Collections in which articles, documents, photographs, etc. have been digitized to allow the user to browse online.

- Diaries of Sir William Young
Eric Williams Memorial Collection
- ICTA Photographs
- The Colonial Bank Correspondence
- The Hochoys
- V.S. Naipaul Photo Gallery
- Forging the Nation's Identity: Trinidad and Tobago in 1962

To see the full list of Special Collections, see below >>


  New Books

Floor Layout
(2nd Floor)

This will assist you in locating the bookshelves, study areas and other resources. See 2nd Floor layout >>
See also Tips for finding books on the shelf >>



Indexing Unit

The Indexing Unit indexes the contents of some 70 West Indian journals, published within the Caribbean region. It also indexes:
• UWI theses
• Conference papers
• Book Reviews

Subjects covered are: Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Technology and Agriculture



Main Collection

The Main Collection contains:
• Books
• Caribbean Studies Projects
• Maps...See Our Map Collection
• Microforms
• Newspaper Clippings
• Newspapers
• Pamphlets
• Photographs
• Serials
• Theses
• Vertical Files



Other West Indian Material


Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal >>
This is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works by Caribbean writers and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form.

CAREC Surveillance Reports >>

Caribbean West Business Forecast Report 2006 >>

Grenada Statistical Reports >>


Caribbean Maps >>
Insurance Maps of Port of Spain and San Fernando >>


Bulletin Humanitas >>
A monthly publication of the Humanities and Education Division of the Alma Jordan Library on the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies.

OPReP Newsletter >>
The OPReP Newsletter is the official organ of the Oral and Pictorial Records Programme, established in 1981 at the Alma Jordan Library on the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies.
See more INFORMATION >>.


Economic Survey of the Caribbean >>
The Trams (and Trolleybuses) of Trinidad & Tobago>>

REPROGRAPHIC SERVICES: Richo Copier Scanner - West Indiana and Special Collections


Budget Memorandum 2007 >>
(Acrobat Reader Ver 7 and above required to view)



Research Assistance

he following are some of the resources which will help you to improve your research methodology. Please contact the West Indiana and Special Collections Librarians for assistance at or 662-2002 Ext 83506, 83361.

You can find articles using our online databases to which The University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus Libraries currently subscribes. See Databases >>

Electronic Journals
Browse through the electronic journals to which the Library currently subscribes. See Electronic Journals >>

Reference Sources
These are the reference materials to which The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine Campus Libraries currently subscribes.
See Reference Sources >>

Selected Websites
These are web sites which have been selected as being useful for students' research needs. The sites have been assessed by subject divisional librarians and added for your benefit.
See Selected Websites >>



Special Collections

The Special Collections constitute a separate category of materials within the West Indiana and Special Collections Division. These comprise unpublished source materials such as:
• Personal papers
• Archival materials
• Rare Books
See Special Collections >>



UNESCO Memory of the World International Register

The West Indiana and Special Collection has three of its special collections listed on this register. They are:

The C.L.R. James Collection
The Derek Walcott Collection
The Eric Williams Collection