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Subject Guide for Latin American Studies

 

  • Start here!
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • News
  • Anthro,History,Gender etc
How do I?

 

¬°Bienvenidos a la biblioteca!

 

This is a guide of librarian-selected materials that will assist you with your research and reporting. Use the tabs above to locate research resources. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you wish to set up an appointment for research help.

 

 

+ Focussing a topic

Once you have determined a topic, issue or subject of interest, you will need to focus the topic into a researchable question. Some tips for doing so are:

  • Brainstorm about your topic. Identify related issues, people, events etc.
  • List what you already know about your topic, and what you need to know or want to know.
  • Determine what perspective will you take on your topic.
  • Deternine the geographic region on which you will focus.
  • Choose a specific time period.

Often doing some preliminary reading or background research is extremely helpful in developing a focus. Move to the next step 'Getting Background Info' for some tips.

+ Finding Background Information

Developing a comprehensive understanding of your topic is essential when embarking on research. One way to gain background information is to utilize reference sources. This will help you to focus and concentrate your interest in a researchable portion of your topic. For help developing background information:

Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures. CU

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture CU

Literature of Latin America CU

 

Cambridge encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean. 1992
REF F1406 .C36 1992

 

Encyclopedia of Latin American politics. 2002
REF F1410 .E56 2002

 

Encyclopedia of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean cultures. 2000
REF F1406 .E515 2000

 

Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture. 1996
REF F1406 .E53 1996

 

Historical dictionary of U.S.- Latin American relations. 2005
REF F1418 .F457 2005

 

Iberia and the Americas : culture, politics, and history : a multidisciplinary encyclopedia. 2006 (3 volumes)
REF E18.75 .I24 2006

 

Latin America, history and culture : an encyclopedia for students. 1999
REF F1406 .L38 1999

 

Bibliographies and Guides  

Handbook of Latin American studies CU

 

REF A Bibliography of Latin American Bibliographies. 1984-2000
Z1601 .A2 G76

 

REF A Guide to Latin American, Caribbean , and U.S. Latino Made Film and Video. 1998
PN1995.9.L37 G85 1998 

 

Latin American Films, 1932-1994: a Critical Filmography. 1997
PN1995.9.L37 S38 1997

 

REF Latin America and the Caribbean : A Critical Guide. 1992
Z1601 .L3225

 

Latin American studies: a basic guide to sources. 1990
Z1601 .L324 1990

 

 

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+ Finding Keywords

Before you start to research a topic, you need to develop keywords that represent your research interest, question, or inquiry.

 

Keywords are significant words (usually nouns or noun phrases) which can be used as search terms in online catalogs or databases. Keywords will determine the quantity and relevance of results you retrieve when searching.

 

First you will identify and articulate your topic in your own words:

Example: I am interested in investigating the representation of corruption in Latin American cinema

Next you will designate the main concepts or ideas that describe the topic:

 

representation
corruption
Latin American cinema

 

Then develop other terms and vocabulary that represent the topic. Some terms may be broader, narrower, or synonyms. Adding terms that represent geographical distinctions, time periods, or significant figures about your topic may also be useful.

 

It's important to think of alternate words to describe your topic; either synonyms, or broader and narrower terms. This will ensure that you can find a wide range of results.

 

Everyday Example

 

Synonyms: NFL, American football, Friday Night Lights

 

Narrower Terms: Quarterback, Denver Broncos

 

Broader Terms: College Sports, Team sports, Ball game

 

Research Paper Example

 

Concept 1:

portrayal

illustration

account

embodiment

Concept 2:

bribery

extortion

fraud

perversion

Concept 3:

Spanish American

Movies

Film Industry

Motion pictures

 

+ Browse the Collection

The following subclasses of the Library of Congress Classification Outline allow more precise browsing of the library's collection of the different areas that encompass Latin American Studies.

A General
  AP62-65 Periodicals-Span. and Port. General
  AS60-90 Academies and Societies
  AY430-729 Almanacs
B Philosophy and Religion
  B1001-1084 Modern Philosophy (1450/1600-)
  BL2490 History and Principles of Religion
  BL2520-2532  
  BL2580-2592 LAS
  BR600-730 Christianity-History
Liberation Theology
  BT660/G8 Miracles
  BV2829-2853 Missions
  BX1425-1489 Denominations--Roman Catholic
  BX1739-1740 Inquisition
  BX2529.5-2589 Roman Catholic Religious Orders
  BX2912-4114 Specific Orders
  BX4610-4675 Denominations--Roman Catholic Churches, Biog.
  BX4833-4836 Protestantism
C History, Auxiliary Sciences
  CD3650-4280 Archives
  CS95-399 Genealogy
  CT329-758 National Biography
E History: America
  E65 Pre-Columbian America; The Indians
  E110-125 Discovery
  E141-143 Descriptive Accounts to 1606-1810
  E183.8 United States--Foreign Relations
  E184 United States--Population--Mexicans
  E401-415.2 War with Mexico, 1845-1848
  E714-735 War of 1898
F History: America
  F1201-3799 History, Latin America and Caribbean
     
 

F1201-1392

Mexico
 

F1219-1219.8

Antiquities, Indians
 

F1223-1228.9

History, general
 

F1228.98

1492-1519
 

F1230

1519-1535, Spanish Conquest
 

F1231

1535-1810, New Spain
 

F1232

1810-1849, Independence
 

F1232.5-1236

1849-present
 

F1236.6-1391

Regions, states, territories
     
 

F1401-1419

Latin America, general
 

F1421-1440

Central America, general
 

F1441-1457

British Honduras/ Belize
 

F1461-1477

Guatemala
 

F1435-1435.3

Antiquities, Indians
 

F1481-1497

El Salvador
 

F1501-1517

Honduras
 

F1521-1537

Nicaragua
 

F1541-1557

Costa Rica
 

F1561-1577

Panama
 

F1569.C2

Panama Canal
 

F1601-1629

West Indies
 

F1630-1640

Bermudas
 

F1650-1660

Bahamas
     
 

F1751-1849

Cuba
 

F1769

Antiquities, Indians
 

F1772

Historiography
 

F1776

History, general
 

F1779-1785

1492-1895, Colonial period
 

F1786

1895-1898, Spanish American War
 

F1787

1898-1959
 

F1788-1788.22

1959- Communist regime
     
 

F1861-1896

Jamaica
 

F1900-1941

Haiti (Island), Hispaniola
 

F1912-1930

Haiti (Republic)
 

F1931-1941

Dominican Republic
 

F1951-1983

Puerto Rico
 

F2001-2151

Lesser Antilles
 

F2161-2175

Caribbean Sea
     
 

F2201-2239

South America, general
 

F2251-2299

Colombia
 

F2301-2349

Venezuela
 

F2351-2471

Guianas
     
 

F2501-2659

Brazil
 

F2510

Social life and customs
 

F2510.9

Geography
 

F2511-2517

Travel
 

F2518.5-2520

Antiquities, Indians
 

F2520.3

Historiography
 

F2524-2534

1500-1821, Discovery, Colonial Period
 

F2536

1822-1889, Empire
 

F2537-2538.3

1889-present
 

F2538.5-2660.9

Regions and states
     
 

F2661-2669

Paraguay
 

F2701-2799

Uruguay
 

F2801-3021

Argentina
 

F3031-3031.5

Falkland Islands
 

F3051-3285

Chile
 

F3301-3359

Bolivia
 

F3401-3619

Peru
 

F3429

Antiquities, Indians
 

F3701-3799

Ecuador
G Geography and Anthropology
  G5-6 Societies
  G1535-1779 Atlases
  G4390-5668 Maps
  GA481-775 Cartography
  GB133-170.2 Physical Geography
  GB711-719 Hydrology; Water
  GB1031-1080  
  GB1231-1280 Rivers
  GF514-532 Human Ecology--Settlements
  GR114-133 Folklore--Folktales
  GT4213.5-4241 Manners and Customs
  GT4813.5-4841
 
  GV1626-1641 Dancing
H Social Sciences
  HA751-1100
Statistical Data
  HB122-133
Economic Theory
  HB940.5-990
Demography, Fertility
  HB1360.5-1410
Demography, Mortality
  HB1990.5-2040 Demography, Migration
  HB2620.5-2670
Demography, Occupations
  HB3530.5-3580
Demography, Classes
  HC121-239.5
Economic History and Conditions
  HD320.5-580
Land Use (agrarian reform)
  HD1531
Agricultural Laborers
  HD1696
Water Resources
  HD1790.5-1915
Agricultural Economics
  HD2810.5-2843
Industry
  HD3450.5-3483
Cooperative
  HD4010.5-4135
State Industries
  HD4610.5-4643
State and Municipal
  HD4980.5-5013
Labor--Wages
  HD5330-.5-5363
Labor Disputes
  HD5730.5-5763
Trade Unions
  HD6995.5-7021
Cost/Standard of Living
  HD7130.5-7163
Social Security
  HD7305.5-7331
Welfare; Housing
  HD8110.5-8370
Labor
  HD9014
Agricultural and Food Products Industries
  HD9114
Sugar
  HD9199 Coffee
  HE215.5-241
Transportation
  HE2810.5-3000
Railways
  HF130.5-179
Commerce
  HF1480.5-1530
Commercial Policy
  HF3230.5-3490
Commerce
  HF5073.5-5151
Business--Directories
  HG185 Personal Finance
  HG660.5-920
Finance--Money
  HG2710.5-2970
Banking
  HG4091.5-4130
Business and Corporate Finance
  HG5160.5-5420
Investment
  HJ15-39
Public Finance
  HJ799.5-999
History
  HN110.5-370 Social History and Conditions
  HQ560.5-610
Family, Marriage, Woman
  HQ1460.5-1585
Feminism
  HS560.5-593 Freemasons
  HT127.5-129 Classes, Races; Urban Groups
  HT1052.5-1152
Slavery
  HV8160.5-8193
Welfare, Penology
  HX110.5-235 Socialism, Communism, Anarchism
J Political Science
  J131-258
Official Documents
  JL590-3899
Constitutional History and Administration
  JS1840-2778
Local Government
  JV7310-7539
Emigration and Immigration
  JX361-620
International Law
  JX1515-1541
International Relations; Diplomatic History
L Education
  LA420-609 History
  LA2331-2367 Biography
  LC2667-2698 Special Aspects
  LE7-78 Individual Institutions
PC Language
  PC4001-4071
Spanish Philology
  PC4073--4977
Spanish Language
  PC5001-5041 Portuguese Philology
  PC5043-5498 Portuguese Language
PQ Literature
  PQ7081-8560 Literature of Spanish America
  PQ9500-9698.36 Brazil
R Medicine
  R464.5-483 History (indigenous)
  RA450.5-482 Public Health
S Agriculture
  S165-214 Documents
T Technology
  TC773-788 Canal Projects
  TN27.5-54 Mining
  TN873 Petroleum Engineering
  TX716 Cookery
U Military Science
  UA602.3-645 Armies
Z Bibliography
  Z210-213
Book Industries and Trade--Printing
  Z490-531 Booksellers and Publishing
  Z738-786 Libraries
  Z1411-1945 National Bibliographies
  Z6953.8-6954 Subject Bibliography--Periodicals, Newspapers
 

 

 

How do I?

 

Find books and articles on Latin American literature, (including authors, novels and poetry) as well as film and theater.

 

To find books: Search Chinook, the catalog for CU Libraries.

 

To find articles: Search databases that CU Libraries subscribes to:

 

Chicano Studies | Spanish | Women's Studies

 

+ Novel Resources

 

  • Articles
  • Books

To find critical journal articles about a novel, try the following databases. Look under the title of the work, as well as under the author's name.

 

CU MLA international bibliography

 

CU Chicano database

CU Contemporary literary criticism

CU Hapi: Hispanic American periodicals index

CU JSTOR

CU Literature Online

CU Project Muse

 

CU = Available to CU affiliates only.
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To find books about a novel, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook under the author's name and under the title of the work (use both).E.g. Roberto Bola√Īo AND 2666

 

Once you find a record that looks useful you can search by the subject heading to find similar works, or physically browse the stacks around the call number.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings:

 

Use and adapt these subject keywords
Spanish American Literature History And Criticism

Spanish American Literature Women Authors History And Criticism

Spanish American Literature Social Aspects

 

 

 

 

 

+ Author Resources

 

  • Articles
  • Books

To find books by an author do an AUTHOR search in Chinook.

 

To find books about an author or an author's work, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook and type in the author's name.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

Or do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to browse the subjects in the catalog:

 

Use and adapt these subject keywords
Biography (e.g. Anaya, Rudolfo biography)
American literature -- Hispanic American authors
Women authors, Latin American -- Biography -- Dictionaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
+ Poetry Resources

 

  • Articles
  • Books

To find articles about a poem, search in the following databases. Use the title of the work to see if there are specific references. Using the author's name may retrieve general critical discussion about an author's poetic work.

 

CU MLA international bibliography

 

Also:

CU Columbia Granger's world of poetry

CU Hapi: Hispanic American periodicals index

CU JSTOR

CU Literature Online

CU Project Muse

 

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Books about a specific poem generally are not found in the Library. However, sections of books which provide a critical discussion of an author's overall work may discuss a specific poem.

 

Do a KEYWORD search in Chinook under the author's name or the title of the anthology in which the poem is found

eg Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada

to find where those books are in the Library. Go to that area and look in each book's 'Index' under that specific Poem's title.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings

 

Use and adapt these subject keywords
Latin American poetry -- History and criticism
Spanish American Poetry 20th Century
Experimental poetry, Spanish American -- History and criticism

 

 

 

 

 
+ Theater Resources

 

  • Articles
  • Books

To find articles or reviews about a play or director, use the following databases:

CU Hapi: Hispanic American periodicals index

CU International Index to the Performing Arts

CU JSTOR

CU MLA international bibliography

 

CU = Available to CU affiliates only.
How to connect from home: Remote access information.

 

Also see Theater and Dance Subject Guide

To find books about a play, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook using the name of the director or do a TITLE search using the play's title.

 

To find a copy of the play, do a TITLE search in Chinook.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings:

 

Use and adapt these subject keywords
Feminist Theater
Theat* (*replaces up to 5 characters-eg retrieve theater/theatre)
American drama -- Mexican American authors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
+ Film Resources

 

  • Articles
  • Books

To find articles or reviews about a film or director, use the following databases:

 

CU Chicano database

CU Hapi: Hispanic American periodicals index

CU MLA international bibliography

CU Film and Television Index

CU LexisNexis Academic

 

CU = Available to CU affiliates only.
How to connect from home: Remote access information.

 

Also see Film Studies Subject Guide

To find books about a film, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook using the name of the director or do a TITLE search using the film's title.

 

To find a copy of the film, do a TITLE search in Chinook.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
+ Literary Theory Resources

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism Online [CU]

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms [CU]

 

Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory
PN212 .R68 2005

 

Introducing literary theories : a guide and glossary
PN81 .I62 2001

 

The Norton anthology of theory and criticism
PN86 .N67 2001

 

Studying literature : the essential companion
PN59 .G67 2001

 

Twentieth-century literary movements dictionary : a compendium to more than 500 literary, critical, and theatrical movements, schools, and groups from more than 80 nations, covering the novelists, poets, short-story writers, dramatists, essayists, theorists, and works, genres, techniques, and terms associated with each movement
PN597 .T94 2000

 

The Bedford glossary of critical and literary terms
PN41 .M874 1997

 

Texts and contexts : writing about literature with critical theory
PE1479.C7 L96 1994

 

CU = Available to CU affiliates only.
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Researching Guaraní land rights or development agencies in Latin America? Try the following tools to help:

CU = Available to campus IP addresses. Remote access information.

 

+ Books

To find books about political topics, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook

 

Once you find a record that looks useful you can search by the subject heading to find similar works, or physically browse the stacks around the call number.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings:

 

Use and adapt these subject keywords
Religion and politics -- Latin America
Socialism -- Latin America
Cuban Americans Florida Miami Politics And Government
 
+ Articles

To find critical journal articles about a political topic, try the following databases.

CU Chicano database

CU Hapi: Hispanic American periodicals index

CU International Political Science Abstracts

CU Ciao : Columbia International Affairs Online

CU PAIS International

 

CU = Available to CU affiliates only.
How to connect from home: Remote access information.

+ Government Documents

 

Access UN

Index provides access to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations.

 

World Bank e-library

Allows users to access The World Bank Publication's entire output since the beginning of April 2000 plus all new documents. While there isn't an exact date range for the content, the oldest documents are circa the late 1980s. As of August 2008, over 5000 reports, books and documents are included in the E-Library. Statistical documents like the World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance are available as PDF files as well.

 

The Government Information Library has gathered government and legal resources from countries and agencies around the world:

Argentina

Bolivia

Chile

Colombia

Cuba

Mexico

Peru

Venezuela

Other Countries

 Central/Latin America development

Organization of American States (OAS)


Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

 

UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL)

 

Also see:

Political Science Research Guide

PSCI 3032: Latin American Politics  

 

+ News and Media

 

Current

Ethnic NewsWatch
Ethnic NewsWatch is a bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. CU

 

Factiva

Search in Factiva.com by Source, Region or Language.

Coverage includes: Spanish and Portuguese material from Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Latin America, North America, South America. CU

 

LANIC Latin American Network Information Center (University of Texas-Austin)

News

Magazines

Academic Journals

LexisNexis Academic
Offers full-text of national and international newspapers. To search Spanish or Portuguese language news sources select "Non-English language News" as a news category and then "Spanish Language News" as a news source. CU

 

ProQuest newspapers

Some Spanish language material. (mostly major titles) CU

 

Alternative Press Index
Some Spanish language material. (alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines) CU

 

Historical

Foreign Broadcast Information Service CU

FBIS, a publication of the U.S. government, provides translations of radio and television broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. These translations can provide intriguing local perspectives on current events.

 

World News Connection

A research tool for anyone who needs to monitor non-U.S. media sources. Information provided by the Open Source Center (OSC); a domestic and overseas bureaus who monitors timely and pertinent open-source materials. Search by region/topic, headline, simple or advanced searches.

Available in library only; username and password restricted to library personnel only. Please ask for assistance at a reference desk

 

 

Keeping up with the politics of the Andes, Banco del Sur or the football World Cup? These databases and websites offer full-text access to magazine and news articles about Latin American Studies.

CU = Available to campus IP addresses. Remote access information.

 

+ Newspapers

On a Topic

Ethnic NewsWatch
Ethnic NewsWatch is a bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. CU

 

Factiva

Search in Factiva.com by Source, Region or Language.

Coverage includes: Spanish and Portuguese material from Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Latin America, North America, South America. CU

 

LANIC Latin American Network Information Center (University of Texas-Austin)

News

Magazines

Academic Journals

LexisNexis Academic
Offers full-text of national and international newspapers. To search Spanish or Portuguese language news sources select "Non-English language News" as a news category and then "Spanish Language News" as a news source. CU

 

ProQuest newspapers

Some Spanish language material. (mostly major titles) CU

 

Alternative Press Index
Some Spanish language material. (alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines) CU

Specific Newspaper

To access a specific newspaper, do a title search in Chinook. A list of databases where you can find the newspaper will appear. 

E.g.
País  (1134-6582)

 

Pais
from 02/01/2005 to 12/07/2007 in LexisNexis Academic
País - All Editions (Spanish Language)
from 02/01/1995 to present in Factiva

To find historical newspapers, do a title search in Chinook in the Journals/Serials collection. Chinook will tell you where the newpaper is held, what dates the library has and the format of the holdings (print or microfilm.)

 
+ Magazine Articles

To find digital access to magazines, do a title search in Chinook. A list of databases where you can find the newspaper will appear. 

E.g.
Noticias Financieras (Spanish Language)

 

from 10/28/2002 to present in Factiva

 

+ Breaking News

Most of the Library databases will not include breaking news. Try these websites for alternative Latin American news.

BBC Brasil (also includes video, audio)

BBC Mundo (also includes video, audio)

EuroNews

Google Noticias (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, USA Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Venezuela)

Onlinenewspapers.com

Prensa Escrita

Today's Front Pages

World Newspapers

Zona Latina: Latin American Newspapers

 

+ Radio

Broadcast-Espa√Īol

LANIC-Radio

Pandora (40 free hours a month)

Radio Biling√ľe

Spanish Language Online Radios

Zona Latina Listings of Radio Stations in Latin America

 

+ Blogs etc

 

 

 

How do I?

Find books and articles on Latin American history, media and culture, including film, journalism, communication and mass media.

 

To find books: Search Chinook, the catalog for CU Libraries.

 

To find articles: Search databases that CU Libraries subscribes to:

 

Anthropology | Chicano Studies | History | International Area Studies-Latin American | Spanish | Women's Studies

 

+ Anthropology

 

  • Articles
  • Books

To find critical journal articles about an anthropological topic, try the following databases:

Anthropology Plus
Brings together into one resource Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Updated quarterly. CU

 

AnthroSource
Current issues of American Anthropological Association's journals and bulletins as well as archived issues of all the AAA's journals, newsletters and bulletins. Journal issues generally appear online prior to distribution in print. CU

 

Annual Review of Anthropology
Comprehensive collections of critical reviews written by leaders in the field of anthropology. CU

Human Relations Area Files Databases (Material from the HRAF collection)

eHRAF Collection of Archaeology
A collection of archaeology texts indexed by culture and subject. CU

 

eHRAF Collection of Ethnography
Full-text, fully-indexed cultural database. It focuses on mostly pre-industrial cultures from around the world, and on North American immigrant groups. CU

Ethnic Group Databases (Databases indexing material on specific groups)

Chicano Database
A bibliographic index representing all types of material for information about Mexican-American topics. Provides coverage from the 1960s to the present, with selective coverage dating back to the early 1900s. Records added since 1992 have expanded the scope to include the broader Latino experience, including Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. CU

 

HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Coverage: 1970 - present. CU

To find books about anthropology topics, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook

 

Once you find a record that looks useful you can search by the subject heading to find similar works, or physically browse the stacks around the call number.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings:

Use and adapt these subject keywords
Ethnology Latin America
Mayas Folklore
Material Culture

 

 

 

 

 

+ Film

 

  • Articles
  • Books

To find articles or reviews about a film or director, use the following databases:

 

CU Chicano database

CU Hapi: Hispanic American periodicals index

CU MLA international bibliography

CU Film and Television Index

CU LexisNexis Academic

 

CU = Available to CU affiliates only.
How to connect from home: Remote access information.

 

Also see Film Studies Subject Guide

To find books about a film, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook using the name of the director or do a TITLE search using the film's title.

 

To find a copy of the film, do a TITLE search in Chinook.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings:

 

 

 

 

 

+ Media (Communication, Journalism etc)

 

  • Articles
  • Books

To find critical journal articles about a medial topic, try the following databases:

CU Communication and Mass Media Complete

To find newspaper articles about media topics, try the following databases:

Ethnic NewsWatch
Ethnic NewsWatch is a bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. CU

 

Factiva

Search in Factiva.com by Source, Region or Language.

Coverage includes: Spanish and Portuguese material from Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Latin America, North America, South America. CU

 

LANIC Latin American Network Information Center (University of Texas-Austin)

News

Magazines

Academic Journals

LexisNexis Academic
Offers full-text of national and international newspapers. To search Spanish or Portuguese language news sources select "Non-English language News" as a news category and then "Spanish Language News" as a news source. CU

 

ProQuest newspapers

Some Spanish language material. (mostly major titles) CU

 

Alternative Press Index
Some Spanish language material. (alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines) CU

Specific Newspaper

To access a specific newspaper, do a title search in Chinook. A list of databases where you can find the newspaper will appear. 

E.g.
País  (1134-6582)

 

Pais
from 02/01/2005 to 12/07/2007 in LexisNexis Academic
País - All Editions (Spanish Language)
from 02/01/1995 to present in Factiva

To find historical newspapers, do a title search in Chinook in the Journals/Serials collection. Chinook will tell you where the newpaper is held, what dates the library has and the format of the holdings (print or microfilm.)

To find books about media topics, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook

 

Once you find a record that looks useful you can search by the subject heading to find similar works, or physically browse the stacks around the call number.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings:

 

 

 

+ History

 

  • Primary Sources
  • Secondary Sources

A primary source is a document, object, or other evidence about the topic you are investigating that was created during the time period under study. It provides direct evidence and thus offers an inside view into events of the period. Primary sources come in many forms: documents (diaries, letters, speeches, government documents, books, periodicals, interviews); creative works (novels, music, poetry); and artifacts (photos, pottery, clothing).

 

Finding Primary Sources in Full-Text Databases

Latin American Newspapers CU

Full text newspaper archive of 35 newspapers in English, Spanish and Portuguese printed throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the 19th and 20th centuries. Completion of the estimated 900,000 pages is scheduled for November 2009.

 

Periodicals archive online CU

Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) is an archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It provides researchers with access to more than 200 years of scholarship, spread across a wide variety of subject areas.

ABC-Clio eBook Collection CU

The ABC-Clio eBook Collection includes the online full text of hundreds of reference books on many subjects, including U.S. and world history, politics, government, society, education, religion, folklore, mythology, science, environment and geography.

 

Academic search premier CU

This scholarly multi-disciplinary database contains indexing for over 8,000 publications, with full text for more than 4,450 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

 

Historical abstracts CU

Provides indexing and abstracting for citations on the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States). Currently over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database.

 

HLAS (Handbook of Latin American Studies) CU

Article and book citations about Latin America in the Humanities and Social Sciences. For Humanities, coverage includes: Art, History, Literature, Music, and Philosophy. For Social Sciences, coverage includes Archeology, Ethnology, Economics, Geography, Government and Politics, International Relations, Political Economy, and Sociology.

 

Humanities full text CU

Abstracts and some full text covering diverse subject areas of the humanities.

 

Women's studies international CU

Database includes the latest scholarship in feminist research, including Women Studies Abstracts. Curriculum in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education

 

 

 

+ Women's Studies

 

  • Articles
  • Books

Alternative Press Index
Provides citations for nearly 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines 1991 to present.

 

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study.

 

Contemporary Women's Issues
Provides full-text access to global information on women in over 150 countries. Indexes books, journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies, and fact sheets.

 

Family & Society Studies Worldwide
A core resource in NISC's series of databases on family and gender related topics.

 

PsycINFO

 

Sociological abstracts

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

 

Social sciences citation index (SSCI)

A multidisciplinary index, with searchable author abstracts and cited references, covering the journal literature of the social sciences.

 

Women's Studies International
Covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education.

Historical Databases

 

Defining gender, 1450-1910

 

Everyday life and women in America

 

North American women's letters and diaries

 

Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000

To find books about women's studies topics, do a KEYWORD search in Chinook

 

Once you find a record that looks useful you can search by the subject heading to find similar works, or physically browse the stacks around the call number.

 

Search WorldCat to see what other libraries hold, and request material through Prospector or Inter-Library Loan.

 

To find more specific material do a SUBJECT search in Chinook to find relevant subject headings: