The three dictionaries reviewed here are part of the Latin American Historical Dictionaries Series edited by A. Curtis Wilgus and published by Scarecrow Press. Inasmuch as each author is given the freedom to arbitrarily select the subject matter included, the dictionaries are of uneven quality and different emphasis. Their usefulness gives little beyond that of serving as a handy ready reference for locating names, dates, battles, constitutions, and even the local names for exotic plants, native liquors, and the like. Listings of presidential administrations with dates and lists of colonial administrators are helpful. Of the three considered here, that on Colombia by Robert H. Davis is the best. His includes a helpful chronology of Colombian history and a forty-seven page bibliographical guide to Colombian history. The volume on Honduras is broader in scope and entries include a wide variety of subjects. The volumes on Costa Rica and Colombia are primarily historical.