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Informe Academico Restricted Resource
This database provides a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. The interface is configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.
Academic OneFile Restricted Resource
This database offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use resource for serious academic research. Includes nearly 14,000 indexed periodicals and journals covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other many subjects in a variety of languages. Full-text articles are available in either PDF or HTML formats.
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.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
PAIS International Restricted Resource
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.
AnthroSource Restricted Resource
1888–present. Full-text online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
EconLit Restricted Resource
1969-current. Provides citations for journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics from hundreds of sources.
GenderWatch Restricted Resource
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.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
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.
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.


Online Newspapers
Provides links to thousands of newspapers worldwide.
Ethnic NewsWatch Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Full text of newspapers published by U.S. ethnic communities including African American, Arabic, Asian, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hispanic, Italian, Jewish, Native American, Pacific Islander, Russian, and more.

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

Hispanic Newspapers, 1808–1980 Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
A collection of full-text newspapers that reflect Hispanic American history, culture, and daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Latin American Newspapers Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
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.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
WorldCat Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.

Primary Sources

World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Restricted Resource
This multidisciplinary database brings together content from scholarly journals, newspapers, and periodicals with interactive multimedia tools relating to Latin America and the Caribbean from the 15th century to the present. From historical perspectives on the colonial period to analysis of current events, researches will find a wide array of integrated primary and secondary sources.
Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 Restricted Resource
Covering a span of 400 years, this digital primary-source collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, customs, and momentous events in the Americas from the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Materials include books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other documents from an assortment of genres—from sermons and political tracts to legislation and literature—drawn from Joseph Sabin’s famed bibliography, 'Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time.'
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports Restricted Resource
1941–1996. As the United States' principal historical record of political open-source intelligence for more than half a century, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report provides insights into six decades of turbulent world history. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe, and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Digitized from original paper copy and high-quality microfilm, this fully searchable collection features full-text transcripts from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, China, Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Soviet Union. Includes the FBIS Daily Report Annexes and five topic-based sub-collections.
Ibero-American Institute (IAI)
An interdisciplinary center and home to the largest specialist library in Europe for the Ibero-American region. Digitized collections include Cultural Magazines of Latin America and Argentine Theater and Literary Periodicals.   
Latin American & Caribbean Digital Primary Sources: SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials)
Provides links to open access digitized collections of primary sources related to Latin America and the Caribbean. The materials listed are freely available to the public and were created or are hosted at academic institutions around the world. Categories of primary sources include "Historical Texts by Country," "Statistics," "Recorded or Audiovisual Sources," "Visual Material by Country," and "Miscellaneous."
Theological Commons: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 120,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books and also includes periodicals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscript collections, and other formats.
A bilingual cyber center and community of scholars and students that offers interactive primary documents and pedagogic resources about Mesoamerica’s past and present.

Data and Statistics

Latin American Statistics: A Guide: Tulane University
Websites for national statistical agencies of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Latinos in Iowa
Provided by the State Data Center of Iowa and the Iowa Office of Latino Affairs.
MOxLAD: Montevideo-Oxford Latin American Economic History Data Base Resource contains quantitative data
Contains statistical series for a wide range of economic and social indicators covering twenty countries in the region for the twentieth century up to today. Its purpose is to provide economic and social historians worldwide with a systematic collection of available statistical information in a single on-line source.

Reference Resources

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Restricted Resource
Digital multimedia version of the premier English-language encyclopedia.
Global Issues in Context Restricted Resource
Designed to support global awareness, this database brings together a wide range of authoritative content that enables students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world. Over 600 international newspapers, magazines, and academic journals are represented, with dedicated topic pages for 250 countries and 400 global issues such as economics, diplomacy, climate change, and more.
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 Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (online) 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. Over 900 A-to-Z articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.
Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
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

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
Print Location: 2nd Flr F1406 .E515 2000

Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture
Print Location: 1st Flr Oversize F1210 .E63 1997

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (print)
Print Location: 1st Flr Oversize E 184. S75 O97 2005

Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States
Print Location: 1st Flr Oversize E184.S75 E587 2005

Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History
Print Location: 2nd Flr E 184. S75 R69 2006

Hispanic Americans : A Statistical Sourcebook
Print Location: 2nd FLR E184. S75 H5655 2009

Latino and Latina Writers
Print Location: REF PS153. H56 L39 2004

Latino Chronology : Ahronologies of the American Mosaic
Print Location: 2nd FLR E 184. S75 F543 2007

Laws and Regulations

Finding the Law of Latin America: Yale Law School

This research guide focuses on electronic resources to help you find the law in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Approaching Latin American legal research is similar to approaching legal research of any country, including the United States....

Mexican Law and Legal Research: Overcoming the Challenges
Available as a downloadable .pdf, this guide covers all aspects of Mexican legal research. Its purpose is to provide a contextualized overview of how to conduct research on Mexican law, referencing applicable Spanish language resources and highlighting any available sources in English.

Web sites

Web portal maintained by the Universidad de La Rioja (Spain) offering a table-of-contents alerting service and some full text of Spanish-language journal articles and dissertations. Note: Grinnell College does not have a subscription to Dialnet; full-text access is limited to the portal's small percentage of free content.
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. 
REDALYC (Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal)
Provides open access to the full text of scientific materials from over 1,000 journals published throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal.
Bases de datos: CSIC
Spain's Consejo Superior de Invesigaciones Científicas (CSIC) provides online indexing and some full text access to scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, science, technology, and medicine.  Note: Grinnell College does not have a subscription to CSIC; full text access is limited to the small percentage of this site's free content.     
Database of scientific journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal with articles in Spanish and Portuguese.
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.
Latin American Network Information Center. Provides links to information about and from Latin America.

Style and Citation Guides

Chicago Manual of Style (online) Restricted Resource
Completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides convenient tools, such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets, along with fully searchable Q&A content.
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
Kate Turabian's classic guide is subtitled  "Chicago Style for Students and Researchers."
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.
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 (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
MLA Handbook, 8th. edition (2016)
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.

Resources at Grinnell

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