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Latin American History
The library has a growing collection of material relating to Latin American history and culture. In addition to searching the library catalog for full-length books and printed primary sources, and JumpStart for secondary source journal articles, you can use the following specialized databases to locate additional sources. Sources on this page may help you research the history and culture of Latin America and/or the history and culture of Hispanics in the United States.
Secondary Sources in Latin American History
A multi-disciplinary database of English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. Coverage: Mid 1990s-present. Full-Text.
Indexes documents published in Latin American journals in the social sciences, humanities, science and technology, in the languages of Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English. Coverage: 1975 to present. Citations Only.
Handbook of Latin American Studies
An essential guide to English and non-English materials on Latin America, covering topics in both the social sciences and humanities ranging from 1935 to present. Coverage: 1935 to present. Citations Only.
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) covers journals published in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, also journals published in other countries if the topic includes Latin America or Hispanics in the US. The coverage ranges from 1970 to present. Mostly index only, with occasional full text. Coverage: 1970 to present. Some Full-Text.
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
Historical primary and secondary sources, and contemporary scholarship on the region. Includes monographs, peer-reviewed journals, news sources, multimedia, and maps. Coverage: contains primary sources. Some full text.
Primary Sources in Latin American History
The databases listed below will help you find primary sources on Latin American history, though you should also use the other techniques found on the Primary Sources page.
Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1 & 2
A collection of articles, pamphlets, and other texts pertaining to US Hispanic history, literature and culture. The content is 80% Spanish, 20% English, but is indexed in both languages. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941. Coverage Range: Colonial era to 1960
Subjects: Africana Studies
, American Studies
, Dickinson History & Special Collections
, Equity & Inclusivity
, Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies
, Master's Program in Managing Complex Disasters
, Middle East Studies
, Native American / Indigenous Studies