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Information sources for research on Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico border region
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Databases for Latin American and Border Research

Specialized databases for research on Latin America and the border available through the NMSU Library.  

  • Chihuahua News Database
    Full text articles published in newspapers and magazines from and about the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, including text of major papers from Ciudad Juarez and the state capital, Chihuahua. Almost all content in the database is in Spanish. Coverage from 1976--present. To sign in: USUARIO: nmsu CONTRASEN~A (password): library2014

  • Handbook of Latin American Studies
    Citations and abstracts to social sciences and humanities literature on Latin America from 1935 - present. Includes full text of bibliographic essays for most years. Produced by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division.
  • Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
    Citations to articles in a total of 600 (mostly academic) journals from and about Latin America from 1970 - present. Current indexing for about 380 titles. Links to full text provided when available.
  • Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press
    A digital collection from the University of Arizona that documents 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.
    Una colección de revistas populares y academicas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
    A collection of Spanish-language magazines and some academic journals. Topics include business, health, technology, culture, current affairs, etc. For best results use Spanish search terms.
  • Latin America Data Base (LADB)
    Full text articles in English on Latin American news, economics, politics; 1986 - present. The link takes you to the homepage of the database with descriptions of each publication: NOTICEN (Central America); NOTISUR (South America); SOURCEMEX (Mexico). Click on PUBLICATIONS dropdown menu to SEARCH CONTENTS.

    PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) offers full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. PRISMA is provided by PROQUEST and can be searched in combination with other PROQUEST databases such as Historical New York Times, PAIS, etc.
  • Redalyc--Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal
    Open Access journal database produced by Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, with participation from many other institutions. Coverage of sciences, social sciences, arts & humanities.
  • SciELO--Scientific Electronic Library Online
    Open Access database for academic research in Latin America. Includes full text access to more than 1,200 journals and over 500,000 articles.

General Databases with Latin American Content

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  • Academic Search Premier
    A database of scholarly and popular periodicals from most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, social sciences, etc. Combine with other EBSCO databases for full coverage of topic.
  • America: History & Life
    Access to article abstracts in over 2000 history journals; regional focus on the United States and other countries in North America.
  • CAB Abstracts Archive (1910-1972)
    Search both of these agriculture databases via EBSCO for coverage of world agriculture back to 1910.
  • Columbia International Affairs Online
    A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
  • Dissertations & Theses
    Covers every doctoral dissertation completed in the U.S. at accredited institutions for the last 150 years.
  • EconLit
    Contains citations, with abstracts, to articles from more than 600 economics journals. In addition, subject indexing and abstracts of books and subject indexing of dissertation titles are included; 1969 - present.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Full-text articles, abstracts and citations from several thousand academic journals, general periodicals, magazines and newspapers.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Access to article abstracts in over 2000 history journals; coverage Europe, Asia, Africa, South America.
  • J-STOR
    Archive of scholarly journals. JSTOR does not include issues from recent volumes, usually the last 2 to 5 years.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    Full-text access to current news, business, legal, and reference information. Foreign Language News section has many Latin American news sources.
  • MLA Bibliography
    Literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over journals and series published worldwide; 1963 - present. Search in combination with Academic Search Premier for excellent coverage of literature and literary criticism.

  • New York Times Historical Archive--1851-2010
    The New York Times offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • PAIS International
    Index to the literature on public affairs. 1972 - present; available from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.

  • SocINDEX  
    SocINDEX is a comprehensive sociology research database. The index features more than 1,300,000 records with subject headings from a 15,000 term sociology-specific thesaurus. This database also contains informative abstracts for more than 590 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895.
  • Web of Science
    Provides an additional access point to the popular citation databases. Coverage for Science Citation Index is 1900-present and Social Science Citation Index is 1956-present.
  • Worldcat
    The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries; available via FirstSearch.

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