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Databases for Latin American and Border Research

Direct links are provided for resources that are available on the WWW. Subscription databases are available to NMSU students, faculty and staff and generally require that you go through a gateway.
  • PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas)
    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.
  • Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
    Citations to over 400 journals from and about Latin America from 1970 - present.
  • Latin America Data Base (LADB)
    Fulltext articles on Latin American news, economics, politics; 1986 - present.

  • Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
    Citations and abstracts to social sciences and humanities literature on Latin America from 1935 - present. Produced by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division.
  • Informe!
    Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

    Full text of popular Hispanic magazines.
  • ClasePeriodica (Index to Latin American journals)
    CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.
  • Chihuahua News Database
    Fulltext 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. Coverage from 1976--present.

General Databases with Latin American Content

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  • America: History and 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)
    CAB Abstracts Archive, produced by CABI Publishing, is comprised of 17 printed abstract journals produced between 1910 and 1972 and includes over 1,860,000 records. CAB Abstracts Archive provides information on agricultural science, veterinary medicine, nutrition and natural resources. Additionally, other topics covered in the database include: biodiversity, pest control, environmental pollution, animal diseases, food production, managing natural resources, plant and animal breeding and more.
  • CIAO (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.
  • Dissertation Abstracts
    Covers every doctoral dissertation completed in the U.S. at accredited institutions for the last 150 years. Includes some master's theses and foreign language dissertations; available via FirstSearch.
  • 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; available via FirstSearch.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Full-text articles, abstracts and citations from several thousand academic journals, general periodicals, magazines and newspapers.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog
    Index to publications of the United States government including congressional hearing reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments and more ; coverage is 1976 - present; available through FirstSearch.

    Archive of scholarly journals. JSTOR does not include issues from recent volumes, usually the last 2 to 5 years.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
    Full-text access to current news, business, legal, and reference information.
  • MLA Bibliography
    Literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over journals and series published worldwide; 1963 - present; available via FirstSearch.

  • 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.
  • Wilson Select Plus
    Full text journal database with over 800 high-quality periodicals. Comprised of records from Readers' Guide Abstracts, Social Sciences Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, General Science Abstracts, and Wilson Business Abstracts. 1994 - present; available via FirstSearch.
  • 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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