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Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Acceda Noticias (Spanish interface) Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
2000–present. Online resource that provides full-text information from over 50 Spanish-language newspapers and news services based mostly in the United States, Mexico, and some countries in Central and South America.
PressReader Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
A comprehensive digital news resource offering over 5,000 newspapers and magazines from around the world. PressReader provides same-day full-content access to periodicals in over 60 languages.
Access World News Research Collection Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
1978–present. Online resource that provides full-text information from nearly 4,000 United States and international newspapers, news services, magazines, blogs, transcripts, and more. To get to the international newspapers, use the "World" link under Shortcuts in the left sidebar.
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.
Online Newspapers
Provides links to thousands of newspapers worldwide.


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.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
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.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Restricted Resource
Subjects covered include the nature, use, and teaching of language as well as linguistics, phonetics, speech, communication, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, hearing and speech physiology, and related topics.
Humanities Source Restricted Resource
Offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Covers the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities and includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more.
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.
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.
Database of scientific journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal with articles in Spanish and Portuguese.
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.

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.
Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press Resource contains newspapers
Created by University of Arizona Libraries, The Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press collection documents and showcases historic Mexican and Mexican American publications published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s.
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.
Spanish Periodicals and Newspapers: Women's Magazine Digital Collection
Collection of women's magazines acquired by the University of Connecticut from bibliophile Juan Perez de Guzman y Boza. These periodicals were published by men during the 19th century, with privileged Spanish women as their intended audience. Content includes poetry, short stories, play reviews, music sheets, needlework patterns, advice on proper ettiquette, and engraved images of Paris fashion. In Spanish.

Library Catalogs

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.
Center for Research Libraries
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.

Primary Sources

Gabriel García Márquez: Digital Collections, University of Texas at Austin
ThIs searchable, online archive is comprised of approximately 27,500 items from García Márquez's papers.  Included are manuscript drafts of published and unpublished works, research material, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, clippings, notebooks, screenplays, printed material, ephemera, and an audio recording of García Márquez's acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. 
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.'
Biblioteca Digital Hispánica
La biblioteca digital de la Biblioteca Nacional de España. Proporciona acceso libre y gratuito a miles de documentos digitalizados, entre los que se cuentan libros impresos entre los siglos XV y XIX, manuscritos, dibujos, grabados, folletos, carteles, fotografías, mapas, atlas, partituras, prensa histórica y grabaciones sonoras.
PARES: El Portal de Archivos Españoles
Ofrece un acceso libre y gratuito, no solo al investigador, sino también a cualquier ciudadano interesado en acceder a los documentos con imágenes digitalizadas de los Archivos Españoles.
Hispana: Directorio y recolector de recursos digitales

Offers access to close to 2.5 million digital images from over 120 Spanish archives, libraries and museums in accordance with the Open Archives Initiative.

Catálogo Monumental de España
The Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España (IPCE) and the Instituto de Historia del Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) have collaborated to restore, digitize, and make accessible examples from the Catálogo Monumental de España.

Spanish Legal Documents (15th-19th Centuries)
Made available online by the Library of Congress, the majority of Spanish legal documents in the collection are briefs, i.e., forensic writings related to disputes on inheritance and titles of nobility, taxes, church privilege and the like. Items of special interest include documents pertaining to the Spanish Inquisition; papal bulls and ecclesiastical concordats; as well as laws, statutes, instructions and decrees of Spanish kings and government officials.
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.
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."
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.   
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.
Los Primeros Libros de las Américas: Impresos Mexicanos del siglo XVI en las Bibliotecas del Mundo
Este proyecto construirá una colección digital de los primeros libros impresos en México antes de 1601. Estas monografías son muy importantes porque representan las primeras impresiones en el Nuevo Mundo y proporcionan fuentes primarias para estudios enfocados en una variedad de sujetos académicos.
Códices de México: Memorias y Saberes
La exposición Códices de México, Memorias y Saberes celebra los 50 años del Museo Nacional de Antropología y los 75 años del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Por primera vez, en su historia, los códices resguardados en la Biblioteca Nacional de Antropología e Historia se muestran al público para compartir su belleza artística, la profundidad de su contenido y su relevancia universal.
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

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

Credo Reference Restricted Resource
An easy-to-use online reference tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles, as well as numerous images, audio files, and video clips.
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.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Restricted Resource
Digital multimedia version of the premier English-language encyclopedia.
Literary Encyclopedia Restricted Resource
Online encyclopedia that addresses literary works, writers, cultural movements, and historical events around the world, with interactive features that enable the user to place literature within its historical context.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (print)
Print Location: 1st Flr Oversize E 184. S75 O97 2005

Oxford Art Online Restricted Resource
Gateway to art research and access point for full-text Oxford art reference publications, including The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. Searchable database also includes specially commissioned articles and bibliographies.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
Print Location: 2nd Flr F1406 .E515 2000

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

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

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DP233.5 .E63 1999

Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature
Print Location: REF PQ6055 .F46 2002

Larousse gran diccionario
Print Location: REF PC4640 .L393 2004

Latin American Writers
Print Location: REF PQ 7081. A1 L37 1989

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

Film and Video Collections

Films on Demand – Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Streaming video for thousands of full-length videos and video clips in subject areas including anthropology, art & architecture, communications, education, English & language arts, history, music, philosophy & religion, political science, psychology, sociology, and world languages.

Language Learning

Transparent Language Online Restricted Resource
One of the most complete language-learning systems for independent learners; requires users to set up an individual account (in order to track language learning).
Ethnologue: Languages of the World Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 7,097 known living languages.
Forvo: The Pronunciation Guide
Forvo is an online pronouncing dictionary representing approximately 150 languages. Anyone can add words and languages, and over 20,000 volunteer editors have participated. Definitions are not provided.
Foreign Language Videos Resource contains video
Collection of short video clips of native speakers of various languages. Provides samples of their speech on a variety of topics, including culture and daily life.

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.
Mexican Cookbook Collection: University of Texas at San Antonio
Digitized selections from a collections of more than 2,000 cookbooks, from 1789 to the present, with most books dating from 1940-2000. In addition to broad general coverage, the collection includes concentrations in the areas of regional cooking, healthy and vegetarian recipes, corporate advertising cookbooks, and manuscript recipe books.
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.
COMPLUDOC: Base de datos de artículos de revistas
COMPLUDOC es una base de datos que contiene las reseñas de los artículos publicados en una selección de cerca de cuatro mil revistas científicas analizadas en la Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense en Madrid.
La cobertura de los títulos se remonta a 1940. De cada artículo se recogen los siguientes datos: Autor, Título del artículo y Título de la revista (título de la revista, año, vol. y nº.).

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.     
RACO: Revistas Catalanas con Acceso Abierto
RACO (Catalan Journals in Open Access) is a cooperative, open access repository of full-text articles from scientific, cultural and scholarly Catalan journals.  Spanish journals are also included, and RACO's website offers Catalan, Spanish and English search interfaces. 
Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana en Internet
Seminario de Literatura “Menéndez Pelayo,” Fundación Universitaria Española (Madrid).
Canel UNED
La UNED es la mayor universidad de España, con sus más de 250.000 estudiantes que cursan sus titulaciones oficiales (27 grados, 65 másteres universitarios, 18 programas de doctorado).
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.
Enlace Zapatista
An archive of documents related to the Ejército Zapatista de Libernación Nacional
available from the Centro de Información Zapatista located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.
La Biblioteca: Podcasts from the Library of Congress Resource contains audio
An exploration of the Library’s collections focusing on the cultures of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Hispanic community in the US.  Includes readings from wrtiers sucha as Gabriel García Márquez, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz and Mario Vargas Llosa.     
Hemeroteca Digital: Biblioteca Nacional de España
Nace en marzo de 2007 para proporcionar acceso público a la colección digital de prensa histórica española que alberga la Biblioteca, con una colección inicial compuesta por 143 títulos de prensa y revistas.  El formato de las publicaciones digitales es PDF con OCR, lo que permite buscar cualquier tema que se desee en el texto de la publicación.
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
La sección de "Lengua" reúne una importante colección de textos de carácter lingüístico y tiene como principal objetivo dar a conocer las obras filológicas que a lo largo de la historia han contribuido a hacer del antiguo dialecto de Castilla la lengua en que actualmente se comunican más de cuatrocientos millones de hispanohablantes y el vehículo de expresión de una rica y variada tradición literaria.
Quijote Interactivo
Proyecto de la Biblioteca Nacional de España.
Biblioteca Africana
Nace con el objetivo de difundir la producción literaria en español escrita por autores africanos. Además, el usuario de este portal encontrará, junto con los textos de creación, estudios sobre el continente africano, reflexiones críticas y teóricas sobre autores o corpus concretos, enlaces de interés, así como un material audiovisual que permite dar a conocer de manera más profunda y desde diferentes perspectivas las condiciones de creación de este corpus emergente.
LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
Affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin, LANIC provides access to Internet-based information to, from, or on 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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