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Please note that there are many different databases listed in the two boxes below and they vary in type and content. Some focus on Latin American content (either material produced/published in Latin America or material on Latin American themes) and some focus on specific subject areas, such as language and linguistics, literary studies, or Humanities and/or Social Sciences more broadly). Please browse through the various options before deciding where to start searching.
Regionally and Subject Specific Resources for Iberian and Latin American Literary Content
Indexes primarily journals from Spain but is adding many from Latin America. Many citations link to article abstracts and/or the full texts of articles.
Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) Virtual Library Database
Contains the publications of 159 research organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean that form the membership of CLACSO. Spanish Language.
Americanismo (CEEIB and Redial)
Portal providing access to Latin American resources identified by two scholarly networks dedicated to scientific and academic cooperation between Spain and Latin America: the Consejo Español de Estudios Iberoamericano (CEEIB) and the Red Europea de Documentación de Información (Redial) sobre América Latina. Includes links to online periodicals, unpublished presentations, digital libraries, and bibliographic databases.
German collaborative project providing access to library catalogs, internet resource links, periodical databases; newspapers, and wikis with content for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal
Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
The Handbook of Latin American Studies is an annotated bibliography of Latin American Studies literature produced by research librarians at the Library of Congress.
For the print version, see:
Handbook of Latin American studies. Austin [etc.] : University of Texas Press [etc.].
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Sistema regional de información en linea para Revistas científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, Espana y Portugal; Regional system of online information for scientific magazines of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. Does not index at the article level. Allows for browsing and searching of periodicals by title, subject, region, country, and publisher. Excellent source to verify publication information.
Literature Resource Center
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.
MLA International Bibliography
New York: Modern Language Assn., 1921-present. Covers dramatic criticism, although scholarly articles (NOT book or performance reviews) about some aspects of theater history and theory, and to some extent performance studies/theory, are included.
Red de Revistas Cientificas de America Latina y el Caribe, Espana y Portugal (Web of Scientific Magazines of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal). Does not index at the article level. Allows for browsing and searching of periodicals by title, subject, region, country, and publisher. Excellent source to verify publication information.
Scientific Electronic Library Online. Provides access to Spanish and Portuguese language articles and journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Iberia. Began as a health sciences resource but has expanded significantly beyond this. Allows for article searching by author, title, and subject; and browsing/searching by periodical title and subject, and publisher.
Spanish Women's Magazines Digital Collection
Selections from bibliophile Juan Perez de Guzman y Boza, the Duque de T' Serclaes’s collection, held at Archives and Special Collections at the University of Connecticut. These women’s magazines were written by men to appeal to a female elite audience.
More General Databases including Iberian and Latin American Literary Content
Academic Search Complete
Multidisciplinary database with 17,800+ journals and magazines, of which 16,000+ are peer-reviewed and 8,750+ are full-text. Also included are books, conference papers and proceedings, government documents, newspapers, video content, and more. Coverage begins in 1887, with material in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
1975-present. Provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching from more than 1100 leading arts and humanities journals. In many cases includes searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images. Part of the Web of Science.
Search by subject or browse 2,600+ full-text titles, predominantly scholarly journals and books in social sciences, history, humanities, and science and mathematics, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years often not included. JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.
Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online
Search by subject or browse full text scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics. More than 700 journals from over 250 university presses and scholarly publishers are available. Coverage begins 1906 or later, depending on the publication. UCSD also has access to over 30,000 book titles.
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Includes over two hundred volumes in the Cambridge Companions to Literature series with surveys of the research on various aspects of an individual writer's work and the full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose.