American Periodicals Index (HAPI), via UCLA,
HAPI provides access to the contents of over 400 social sciences
and humanities periodicals from and about Latin America from 1970-present.
HAPI is a source for authoritative, worldwide information about
Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United
States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States.
From analyses of current political, economic, and social issues
to unique coverage of Latin American arts and letters, HAPI Online
contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews,
documents, original literary works, and other materials. Produced
by the UCLA Latin American Center, HAPI includes more than 210,000
citations, and grows at the rate of about 8,000 records a year.
See the web page or email the HAPI office for more information [firstname.lastname@example.org].
InfoLatina provides current and archival access to the full text
of a large array of Mexican publications, including newspapers,
magazines, government documents, legislation and jurisprudence,
etc. For some publications the archive goes back to the early 1980s.
Trial subscriptions are available. For more information via email
via NISC, http://www.nisc.com
Formerly the Info-South database from the University of Miami's
North-South Center. Coverage of Latin American newspapers and journals.
Most articles from 1996 on are available in full-text. Coverage
tends toward mainstream news and business sources, although includes
fulltext of Interpress Third World news service and new resources
are added regularly. Coverage 1988--current. This link goes to the
NISC homepage; from there, click on PRODUCTS for list of databases;
also free trials available from the home page. See http://www.nisc.com/factsheets/qila.htm,
for a factsheet on Info-Latinoamerica
Latin America Data Base (LADB), via University of New Mexico, http://ladb.unm.edu
LADB's professional journalists produce three weekly electronic
news bulletins about Mexico (SourceMex), Central America and the
Caribbean including Cuba (NotiCen) and South America (NotiSur).
These are available on the web or by e-mail with a subscription.
LADB has introduced a new monthly bulletin on Cuba (CubaSource)
in May 2000, now offered on a free trial basis. LADB's searchable
archive of over 24,000 articles since 1986 is updated weekly. This
is a great, content-rich source for economic and political information
on Latin America. See http://ladb.unm.edu/info/prices/
for prices and trial account information. Email: [email@example.com].
for more databases.
GENERAL DATABASES WITH LATIN AMERICAN CONTENT
America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts via ABC-CLIO,
Access to journals, dissertations and some monographs in history.
North America (including Mexico) is covered in America: History
& Life; South America is covered in Historical Abstracts.
Columbia International Affairs Online, http://www.ciaonet.org
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is designed to be the
most comprehensive source for theory and research in international
affairs. Access to working papers, articles and online books published
by Columbia University Press.
Ethnic Newswatch is a full-text database of News, Culture and History
from 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press,
including Hispanic, African-American, Native-American and many other
publications from minority communities in the United States. Nearly
500,000 complete articles dating back to 1990. Archival material
dating back to the mid 1980's. More than 7,500 new articles added
each month. Searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles
in both languages and more than 100,000 articles in Spanish, Ethnic
NewsWatch provides in-depth coverage of a wide range of current
and historical topics easily accessed using free text and fielded
searching. See http://www.softlineweb.com/ethnic.htm
for detail on Ethnic Newswatch. And for sales, customer support,
contact information etc., see http://www.slinfo.com/
The Firstsearch system provides access to over 75 academic databases
in many subject areas. Several databases provide fulltext articles,
while others provide abstracts. User-friendly interface; available
at most academic libraries in the United States. Some of the databases
relevant to Latin American studies include:
" Contemporary Women's Issues: access to articles, books and
other information of interest to women's studies, global coverage
" Dissertation Abstracts: abstracts to dissertations from US
and other universities, 1865--present
" EconLit: coverage of the scholarly literature in economics
" GEOBASE: worldwide literature on geography, geology and ecology
" MLA Bibliography: literature, literary criticism, linguistics,
" PAIS International: abstracts to journal articles, books
government documents and other materials on public affairs worldwide
" Wilson Select: fulltext articles from more than 800 magazines
and academic journals
" WORLDCAT: more than 40 million bibliographic records to materials
in thousands of libraries
NMSU Users: Follow this FIRSTSEARCH link.
INFORME--Revistas en Espan~ol on INFOTRAC, http://www.galegroup.com/servlet/ItemDetailServlet?region=9&imprint=000&titleCode=INFO1&type=4&id=172023
Available via the Gale Group of publishers, this database provides
citations and fulltext for a selection of popular magazines in Spanish.
Coverage from about 1996 to present. Covers many subject areas,
but important for libraries serving Spanish-speaking communities.
See the Informe Title List
Interpress Service: IPS Global Gateway
Progressive news service covering many world areas. Current stories
and archives are available in several languages; full text access
requires subscription. Link for subscription information is on the
A membership organization providing a fulltext archive of complete
runs of over 117 major academic journals in the sciences, social
sciences and humanities. Some titles go back over 100 years in the
database. Several Latin American studies titles will be added to
J-STOR in the near future. [Email: firstname.lastname@example.org].
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, http://www.lexis-nexis.com/universe
Fulltext access to thousands of news sources, including several
dozen Spanish-language titles. Best segments for Latin American
news are "North/South American News" and "Spanish
Language News." You can restrict your search to these sets
Foreign news service provided by the US government through the Foreign
Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) and the National Technical
Information Service (NTIS); WNC provides English translations of
news broadcasts worldwide; extensive Latin American coverage.