Iberia / Latin America / Latino
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Abstracting and Indexing
Bases de Datos del CSIC
Created by the Center for Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC) for the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Spain, the Bases de Datos del CSIC contains three databases that index Spanish journals and conference papers.
ISOC - 1975-present; contains seventeen subdatabases in the social sciences and humanities.
ICYT - 1979-present; contains ten subdatabases on science and technology.
IME - 1971-present; biomedicine.
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Bibliografía de la Literatura Española desde 1980
1980-present; a resource for scholars of Spanish literature, Bibliografía de la Literatura Española provides bibliographic information on a wide range of subject areas including literary theory, literary genres, popular literature, Hispanism, bibliographies and authors.
Hispanic American Periodical Index (HAPI)
1970-present; HAPI is an online source for information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Included are complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in over 400 key scholarly social science and humanities journals published worldwide.
General and Interdisciplinary
Academic Search Premier * * *
Current; multidisciplinary full text database, designed for the academic community. Includes full text coverage for just under 4,700 journals, including 3,600 peer-reviewed journals.
AccessUN * * *
1944-present; provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications.
1984-present; indexes articles on anthropology and archaeology, including art history, demography, economics, psychology, and religion.
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
1975-present; source for information in all arts and humanities disciplines. Useful for retrieving recent articles that cite a known earlier article.
Declassified Documents Reference System
1979-present; provides an index and abstracts to nearly 75,000 declassified documents from the CIA, FBI, Department of State, Department of Defense, National Security Council, and other agencies.
Ethnic NewsWatch and ENW: A History * * *
1980-present; Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press beginning in 1990. ENW: A History covers the years 1960-1989. The experiences and contributions of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Peoples, Asian Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans and Arab Americans illuminate three critical decades in U.S. and world history.
1954-present; article abstracts and citations of books and dissertations on the history of the world from 1450 to the present. Excludes the U. S. and Canada.
International Political Science Abstracts * * *
1989-present; abstracts information from major journals in political science, including public law, and international relations.
LexisNexis Academic * * *
Current; said to be the world's largest full-text, online database, containing more than a billion full-text articles, citation abstracts, and documents. Emphasis is on current news and legal and business information. For help in getting started, see Introduction to LexisNexis Video Tutorial.
Literature Resource Center (LRC) * * *
Current; provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. The LRC covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, and indexes publications such as Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Authors.
MLA International Bibliography
1926-present; the MLA International Bibliography is a bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. The electronic version of the bibliography contains over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers.
PAIS International * * *
1914-present; includes periodicals, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications, and Internet resources. Subjects include politics, public policy, government, international relations, law and ethics, human rights, economics, business, finance, and other social sciences.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text * * *
1637-present; ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. PQDT Full Text includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350 word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150 word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text also offers researchers unlimited access to digital copies from their own institutions as well as affordable copies from others.
Social Sciences Citation Index
1900-present; source for information in all major social sciences disciplines. Useful for retrieving recent articles which cite a known earlier article.
Web Of Science
1900-present; The Web of Science includes the three ISI citation indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.
Current Index to Statistics Extended Database
1974-present; a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. The database indexes both journals and books.
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Data Services * * *
The EIU DataServices portfolio comprises the following global business databases: EIU Country Data, a comprehensive database of economic indicators and forecasts, covering more than 320 economic series for 150 countries, as well as 45 regional aggregates, running from 1980 and forecasting out five years; EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts, a powerful database of economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major countries, stretching back to 1990 and forward five years; EIU City Data, a global database of product prices and business costs providing over 330 prices levels on more than 160 products and services in 123 cities worldwide from 1990 to the present, and Combination of Country Data and Market Indicators, which is a combination of EIU Country Data and EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts.
Facts on File Databases * * *
An online version of Facts on File, these databases include the World News Digest from 1940-present, as well as Issues and Controversies and links to special reports.
POPLINE 1974-present; but also includes older substantive literature. POPLINE has information on topics relating to population such as demography, vital statistics, family planning, and related health, law,and policy issues. POPLINE indexes books, book chapters, journal articles, technical reports, conference papers, theses, dissertations, laws, bills, court decisions, and unpublished reports. [This resource is publicly available.]
World Development Indicators * * *
Current; published by the World Bank, WDI contains statistical data for over 550 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2003 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.
Brown University Resources
Iberian, Latin American and Latino Resources at Brown University Library
Selected Internet Sites
Dicionário Enciclopédico Verbo
An encyclopedic dictionary from Portugal.
Handbook of Latin American Studies
1935-present; An annual bibliography prepared by a group of scholars and published under the auspices of the Library of Congress. It lists new publications under broad subject headings, and includes annotations.
Resources for Iberian studies from the UC Berkeley Library.
Internet Resources for Latin America
Created by Molly Molloy, New Mexico State University Library. Together with LANIC, this gateway is one of the most comprehensive web resources available on Latin America.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
A gateway sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin. LANIC provides useful and current information on many aspects of Latin America, including economics, literature, politics, and media. It includes a section of information arranged by country.
Latin American Studies Consortium of New England (LASCNE)
Brown is a founding member of the Latin American Studies Consortium of New England, which also includes the Council on Latin American Studies at Yale, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
The libraries of the participating institutions have an agreement to provide access and borrowing privileges for LASCNE students, faculty and visiting scholars, opening to them a resource of some 800,000 volumes and nearly 5,000 serials covering all aspects of the region. LASCNE member libraries use the consortium as a tool for collection development given that it sets the criteria for regional specialization. The Latin American Studies collection at Brown University Library focuses on Mexico, Cuba and Brazil.
Michaelis Moderno Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa
Political Database of the Americas
Compiled by the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies and the Organization of American States, this site provides country summaries, constitutions, election data, and much more information (including many primary documents) on Latin American governments and politics.
Real Academia Española
Contains an online version of the 22nd ed. of the Diccionario de la Lengua Española. Other bibliographic tools include the Corpus diacrónico del español (CORDE) and the Corpus de referencia del español actual (CREA).
Spanish History Index
The Spanish History Index is a joint project between Sisscoweb (The Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea Web Site), the European University Institute's Library, and the History and Civilization Department.
Verbix is an independent non-profit organization that aims to promote and protect linguistic diversity. This site contains verb conjugations for 300 languages. Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Valencian, Asturian, Basque, Miskito, Papiamento, St. Lucien, Portugûes de Corlai, and Jamaican are among the languages of interest to Iberian and Latin American Studies.
Vox language dictionaries
Includes language dictionaries for Spanish, English-Spanish, French-Spanish, and Catalan-Spanish.
The Association of College and Research Libraries, Western European Studies Section. WESS-WEB provides access to scholarly resources in Iberian Studies.