Selected Resources for: Latin American Studies

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Subject Librarian:

Rafael Tarrago

r-tarr@tc.umn.edu

This subject covers: the history, cultures and affairs of South America, Central America, Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean. For resources on Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, see: Language and Literature, Portuguese or Language and Literature, Spanish


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Art Full Text, produced by The HW Wilson Company, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.

Contains bibliographic citations and selected abstracts to the professional and scholarly literature in the field of economics and allied disciplines, including journals, books, chapters in books, conference proceedings and dissertations.

A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities.

Covers topics related to Latin America in the areas of humanities and social sciences, including business and industry; the United States and Mexico border region; Hispanic groups in the United States.

Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.

Use this index for broad coverage of social science issues worldwide. Includes articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters.

This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for 2700 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 357 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975.

Full-text summaries of foreign newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. Formerly published as FBIS and JPRS Reports.


Indexes, Other

Includes articles from more than 800 Latin Ameri- can journals included in the ARL Latin American Research Re- sources Project. It allows for article searches by keyword, title, author, and journal; and ILL requests


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.


General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

Biographical dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean political leaders

Who's who in Latin America

Includes government, politics, banking and industry.


Country Studies

The Library of Congress Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.


Dictionaries

Oxford Spanish Dictionary

Spanish-English/English-Spanish

Random House Portuguese Dictionary


Encyclopedias

Cambridge Encyclopedia Of Latin America And The Caribbean,

Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Search tip: When combining words in search, capitalize AND. For example: revolution AND 1848

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture


Handbooks and Manuals

Cambridge History of Latin America

Latin America and the Caribbean

An annotated bibliography of the scholarly literature on Latin America and the Caribbean.


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

Latin American Weekly Report

This newsletter is especially useful for Latin American polical and economic news.


Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

Statistical Abstract Of Latin America

Annual publication compiling statistical information from Ibero-America


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals

A selected list of sources available in Wilson Reference Services.


Writing Guides

Manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertations


University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

Web page developed by University of Minnesota Libraries subject specialist for Iberian and Ibero-American Studies.


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