Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Major Research Tools

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Digital collection of over 1,200 books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history of the Caribbean Islands. Can be searched or browsed by subject, genre, place of publication, language, etc.

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A combination of two databases indexing articles from Latin American journals. Clase covers humanities and social science journals from 1975 to the present; indexing is in Spanish only. Periódica covers science and technology journals from 1978 to the present; indexing is in English and Spanish.

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Coverage: 1935-present

A searchable annotated bibliography of articles, books and reports on Latin America. Produced by the Library of Congress.

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Digest covering a broad range of Latin American news and media.  Topics include economy & business, politics, Latin America & US, and travel & tourism.

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Collection of digitized Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Features titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere. Most of the content is in Spanish, with some in Portuguese or English.

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Scholarly essays and shorter entries describing Latin America’s peoples and experiences from pre-Colombian to contemporary times. Still a work-in-progress.

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Collection of seven different document archives covering Freedom Riders in the South (1961), Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States (1930-44), Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers (1942-45), the National Farm Worker Ministry (1939-85), the Mexican Revolution (1910-24), the National Domestic Workers Union (1965-79), and the U.S. Civilian Advisory Effort in Vietnam (1950-54).

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A portal providing access to digital resources from various Latin American and Iberian national libraries.  Collections include maps, prints, drawings, and photographs, manuscripts, sound recordings, and incunabula amongst others.

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Collection of digitized documents, books, newspapers, and other materials relating to Caribbean culture and history.

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"Collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820."

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Collection of ethnographic films for the study of human culture and behavior. "Covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century."

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Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.

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Skillman Library's list of select, online resources related to Latin American history.

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Coverage: 1907-1984

Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Gateway

This gateway site from the University of Texas is one of the most comprehensive Web sites for Latin American studies. Information is organized by subject or by country.

Gateway

Gateway to online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean.

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Research, opinion polls (national and global), and news coverage on politics, religion, immigration, demography, and the media. Includes daily tracking of policy trends by state. Its Hispanic Center focuses on the U.S. Hispanic population and its growing impact on the nation.

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Database of political information, documents, and links on Western Hemisphere politics, focusing on Latin America. From the Center for Latin American Studies (Georgetown Univ.) and the Organization of American States.

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Part of the American Memory project from the Library of Congress, this site focuses on writings about the early history of Puerto Rico.

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Streaming collection of feature films spanning the silent era through contemporary international cinema. Covers classic and contemporary cinema from Africa, Asia (primarily China, Japan, and India), Europe (including Soviet films), Latin America, and the Middle East.