The Bibliographic Guide to Black Caribbean Literature was compiled by Thomas Weissinger (African American and Philosophy Bibliographer, 2001-present) and Nelly Sfeir v. de González (Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian, 1975-2008) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The database is updated and edited intermittently and is a work in progress. In addition to entries about the Black Caribbean, material about the Black experience in Central and South America are also included. The compilers wish to acknowledge the Library Executive Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, which provided ICR grant seed funds in 2006 to support implementation of this project.