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Credo reference can provide articles about countries, people, culture, and events. It has digitized articles from books like the Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society & Culture, The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S., The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature, and The Companion to Latin American Studies to name a few sources that may provide useful information. Try searching here if you are unfamiliar with a topic, person, or place. You can find articles about Mexican American dance in pacific states by using the search terms “Mexican culture” or use the search terms “Latino identity” to read about the growing use of the words Latino/Latina for describing people of Latin America descent over Hispanic.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium provides a small overview of countries, people, topics, and events. Make sure after searching that you limit the results to free and unlocked; this will be on the left side. Locked articles will not be available. Try using the search terms “Caribbean at war” to learn about the battle of the Caribbean in 1942 or use the search terms “Hispanic Americans” for a quick cultural overview of Latinos or to locate information about Latinos in the US military.
This is a comprehensive collection of statistics about social, political, and economic conditions for the United States. Try searching using terms like “Latino” or “Hispanic”. Also you can search using a country name like “Cuba” or “Venezuela” to find statistical information about Latin Americans in the United States.
Latino American Experience is the first-ever online resource dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos—the largest minority group in the United States. Featuring more than 200 volumes of unique content, the database includes hundreds of primary source documents like maps, images, audio clips, interviews, music files, speeches, documents, links to relevant websites and other material.
The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously
published since 1936, the Handbook offers an essential guide to available resources.
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Scholarly journals published in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.
CQ Researcher is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Reports are published in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications.
Academic Search Complete is the leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text journals for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.