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Acceda Noticias (English interface) Restricted Resource

2000-present. Online resource that provides full-text information from over 40 Spanish-language newspapers and news services based mostly in the United States, Mexico, and some countries in Central and South America.

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Mostly 1990s-present. Online resource that provides full-text information from nearly 4,000 United States and international newspapers, news services, magazines, blogs, transcripts, and more.

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LANIC: Newspapers and News

Search online versions of major Spanish- and English-language newspapers from countries throughout Latin America. Or: search over 100 major sources with LANIC's Latin American News Custom Search Engine.

Databases

Handbook of Latin American Studies

A bibliography on Latin America edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Provides access to future, current, and retrospective volumes of the Handbook.

Clase and Periodica Restricted Resource

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities, includes articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews, and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues. Please note: database interface and citations are in Spanish.

LatAm-Studies Full-Text Online Restricted Resource

Database of Spanish-language journals and other academic content on Latin America from the Caribbean, Central and South America, and around the world. Topics include culture, environment, finance, history, law, and literature.

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1915-present. Index of scholarly and non-scholarly articles, books, government documents, reports, and more, covering global public policy and social issues, from the Public Affairs Information Service.

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1949-present. Covers religious and theological scholarship in over a thousand international journals and 14,000 multi-author works.

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1970-present. A collection of hundreds of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.

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1926-present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

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Covers psychology and related disciplines including sociology, education, and sport. Worldwide coverage includes references to over 1,800 journals, dissertations, and book chapters.

Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource

1952-present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Restricted Resource

Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

Latin American Newspapers Restricted Resource

1805-1922. Searchable collection of 35 historical Latin American newspapers published in Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad, and Venezuela.

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Data and Statistics

Censos y Conteos de Población y Vivienda

In Spanish. Current and historical data from the Mexican government's Censo de Población y Vivienda (Census of Population and Housing, conducted in years ending in zero) and Conteo de Población y Vivienda (Count of Population and Housing, conducted in years ending in five).

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)

INEGI recopila, procesa y distribuye de información acerca del territorio, la población y la economía de Mexico.

World Bank Data

Provides statistics and data for hundreds of economic and social indicators, going back 40 years in some cases, for every country in the world. Includes a catalog of available World Bank datasets of use to policymakers, advocacy groups, journalists, and academics.

Reference Resources

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Restricted Resource

Digital multimedia version of the premier English-language encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations Restricted Resource

This A-to-Z reference details the important people, places, and events that have shaped the relationship between the United States and the countries of Latin America, including Mexico and the nations in Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.

Oxford Reference Restricted Resource

Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (6 volumes)
Print Location: REF F1406 .E53 2008

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Online edition) Restricted Resource

Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East on such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Print edition)
Print Location: REF E 184. S75 O97 2005 Restricted Resource


Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States
Print Location: REF E184.S75 E587 2005


Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
Print Location: REF F1406 .E515 2000

Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture
Print Location: REF F1210 .E63 1997

Reference Universe Restricted Resource

Customized search engine for the library's print and online reference works, with some full text.

Primary Sources

Center for Research Libraries: Latin American Studies

CRL's collection of documents and resources on Latin American history. Many collections are digitized; other materials may be ordered through ILL and will typically arrive in about three days.

Web sites

LANIC

Latin American Network Information Center. Provides links to information about and from Latin America.

Digital Library of the Caribbean

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative of archives, libraries, and private collections. Available collections include: newspapers, archives of Caribbean leaders and governments, official documents, documentation and numeric data for ecosystems, scientific scholarship, historic and contemporary maps, oral and popular histories, travel accounts, literature and poetry, musical expressions, and artifacts.

LANIC: Immigration and Migration in Latin America

Includes resources for several Latin American countries, as well as links to regional and international information centers.

Latin American Migration Project

The Latin American Migration Project (LAMP) is a multidisciplinary research effort between investigators in various countries of Latin America and the United States. LAMP is currently based at Princeton University and the University of Guadalajara.

Latindex

Database of scientific journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal with articles in Spanish and Portuguese.

REDALYC (Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal Sistema de Información Científica Redalyc)

Provides open access to the full-text of scientific materials published throughout Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

SciELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online

O Biblioteca Científica Electrónica en Línea es un modelo para la publicación electrónica cooperativa de revistas científicas en Internet. Especialmente desarrollado para responder a las necesidades de la comunicación científica en los países en desarrollo y particularmente de América Latina y el Caribe. 

Style and Citation Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: MLA

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th. edition (2009)
Print Location: Perm Reserve LB2369 .G53 2009

On permanent reserve at the circulation desk.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: APA

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.

Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
Print Location: Perm Reserve LB2369 .T8 2007 Restricted Resource

Kate Turabian's classic guide is subtitled  "Chicago Style for Students and Researchers."

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper

Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries.

RefWorks

Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

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