Search LIBRARY CATALOGS to find the locations for books and journals in library collections. Catalogs help you to find books, retrospective research reports and other information as background for a current project or issue. Many US government documents, state of New Mexico documents, and Mexican government publications can be found in the NMSU catalog system. Check the “full record” in your results to link to other relevant materials with the same subject headings. You can also search the catalog directly using subject headings, for example, the subject heading search “mexican american border region” yields many relevant materials.
Subject headings (selected) for border studies:
Mexican American Border Region
Mexican American Border Region—Social conditions
Mexican American Border Region—Economic conditions
Offshore assembly industry—Mexico
Mexico—Emigration and immigration
Author, Title, Subject Search
Use this search if you know the exact author or title of the book/journal that you are looking for.
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human organization Journal Title
latin american perspectives
journal of borderlands studies
vila, pablo Author
fronteras no mas Title
down by the river
Many different databases provide online indexes to articles published in journals, newspapers, magazines, conference proceedings, etc. A complete list of the databases to which the NMSU library subscribes can be found here. Journal articles not available via the Library's subscriptions can be obtained from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan, or .
The best databases for research on Comparative Politics, International Affairs and other politics and government topics are listed below.
Many researchers are finding it handy to use Google Scholar to find references to journal citations. The steps outlined below describe how researchers at NMSU can customize Google Scholar to facilitate exporting the citations to EndNoteWeb.
First, about Google Scholar:
Setting the preferences is necessary when using a computer with an off-campus IP address. This will let you use the New Mexico State University Library Full-Text @ NMSU links for citations as well as export the citations to EndNote Basic.
The websites listed here are a good place to start for links to many substantive information resources.
Provides links to thousands of websites for reliable information on the region. http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/
The Library’s video collections are included in the catalog. Videos may be checked out from the Circulation Desk in Branson Library. Below is a list of some of the videos on U.S.-Mexico border topics.