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INTL 190: Breaking the Cycle: How to Build Peace and End the Drug War in Mexico: Finding Articles

Key Latin American Studies Periodicals

The following are some of the journals dedicated to publishing articles on Mexico or Latin America. It may be useful to browse the table of contents (you should be able to do this electronically for most or all) to see if you can find any  special issues focusing on your theme or particularly useful articles.

Américas (Washington, Organization of American States) 

EcoAméricas: A Monthly Report on Development and the Environment in Latin America

Estudios Mexicanos/Mexican Studies

Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR)

Journal of Latin American Studies (JLAS)

Latin American Research Review (LARR)

Latin American Perspectives (LAP)

NACLA Report on the Americas

Subject or Regionally Specific Databases Useful for Latin American Searches

More General Databases Useful for Research for this class

Academic Search Complete 

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Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.
Border and migration studies online 
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A collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others. Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the collection is organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues.
Center for Security Studies: Resources
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online 
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Full text of working papers, conference proceedings, policy briefs, economic indicators, and other resources in international affairs.
CQ Press Electronic Library 
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Find reporting, analysis on US Congressional issues in the news and coverage of the status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee actiity and backroom maneuvering. Includes: CQ Almanac, CQ Researcher Plus Archive, CQ Weekly, Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, and Supreme Court Yearbook. All include information on Latin America particularly in the context of US-Latin American relations.
Digital National Security Archive 
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Nearly 40,000 declassified government documents from 1945 to present, organized into collections, each focused on a single topic.


Full text of law reviews/legal periodicals plus primary sources such as the Code of Federal Regulations; Federal Register; Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS); Treaties and Agreements Library; United States Code; U.S. Attorney General Opinions; U.S. Congressional Documents; U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals; U.S. Federal Legislative History Library; U.S. Statutes at Large; World Constitutions Illustrated. Includes additional databases: National Survey of State Laws; Religion and the Law; Subject Compilations of State Laws; Women and the Law (Peggy); World Treaty Library

Historical Abstracts 
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1954-present. International database for research on history of all regions (except the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the current decade.
IMF eLibrary 
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Provides comprehensive access to International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS), Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS), and Government Finance Statistics (GFS) databases. Also provides access to the International Monetary Fund's recent publications, including periodicals, books, analytical papers, and statistical tools.
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Search by subject or browse full text of more than 2000 titles, predominantly scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, 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.
Military & Government Collection 
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Offers current news on all branches of the military and government through a collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites.
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) 
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1972-present. Lists print and electronic articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.
Sociological Abstracts 
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1963-present. Abstracts journal articles, monographs, dissertations, conference proceedings, other research covering sociology, social work, and related social sciences. Also includes selected web resources.
SSRN: Social Science Research Network/Political Science Network
TRAC: Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium 
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TRAC provides detailed profiles of terrorist groups and vulnerable regions. Also includes articles on ideologies, targets, tactics, and current chatter. For more information, click the "How to Use" link in the database
World Bank e-Library 
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The World Bank e-library is an online, fully cross-searchable portal of World Bank documents. The collection consists of World Bank publications and Policy Research Working Papers, plus each new book and paper as they are published.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts 
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1975-present. Research within the political science discipline and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Use the UC-eLinks button to find full text, print, and/or request the item from another library.
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Includes over 26,000 videos available. The videos come from leading producers such as the BBC, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Kino Lorber and PBS, with more content added each year. Many of the films are from independent and specialty producers, with a focus on documentary films.