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Acceda Noticias (English interface) Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
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.
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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
An extensive multidisciplinary database providing full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journals.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
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.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
1926-present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
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.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.
ATLA Religion Database Restricted Resource
1949-present. Covers religious and theological scholarship in over a thousand international journals and 14,000 multi-author works.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource
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

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.

Library Catalogs

Google Book Search
Provides full-text of many books no longer under copyright, and allows searching of the contents of many more titles.
Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
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.
WorldCat Restricted Resource
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.

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).
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.
Hispanic Origin: US Census Bureau
Provides current and historic census information and a helpful frequently asked questions section.
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)
INEGI recopila, procesa y distribuye de información acerca del territorio, la población y la economía de Mexico.
Latinos in Iowa
Provided by the State Data Center of Iowa and the Iowa Office of Latino Affairs.
World Bank Data Resource contains quantitative 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 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 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. 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 Britannica Online Restricted Resource
Digital multimedia version of the premier English-language encyclopedia.
Reference Universe Restricted Resource
Customized search engine for the library's print and online reference works, with some full text.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (6 volumes)
Print Location: REF F1406 .E53 2008

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

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 edition)
Print Location: 1st Flr Oversize E 184. S75 O97 2005

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.

Primary Sources

20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art Digital Archive
The International Center for the Arts of the Americas provides access through this digital archive to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of 20th-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States.
A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War
Seeks to promote awareness of and scholarly activity concerning the U.S. - Mexico War. A joint project initiated in 2011 by the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the Library at the University of Texas at Arlington.   
Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection Restricted Resource
Online database pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. Content is drawn from Arte Público Press's Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, an effort to locate, preserve, and disseminate Latino-Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form, from colonial times to 1960.
Farmworker Movement Documentation Project: University of California San Diego Library
Seeks to compile and publish primary source accounts from the volunteers who worked with Cesar Chavez to build his farmworker movement during the period, 1962-1993.
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 Collection: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Part of the Theological Commons, the Latin American Collection is a new and growing digital resource that currently contains over 3,000 books and periodicals in theology, biblical studies, and related fields — all freely accessible online.
Biblioteca Digital Mexicana
La novedad de esta iniciativa es que es interinstitucional en su dirección y en su convocatoria, de manera a formar una base que refleje la riqueza documental del país dentro y fuera de él.
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.
A bilingual cyber center and community of scholars and students that offers interactive primary documents and pedagogic resources about Mesoamerica’s past and present.

Web sites

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.
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)
Provides open access to the full text of scientific materials from over 1,000 journals published throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, 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

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."
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.
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.
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: 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.
Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper
Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries via Fisher College.

Resources at Grinnell

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