Database List

The following 12 databases are best for: Latin American Studies

See our Latin American Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Latin American Studies Databases

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CWI (Contemporary Women's Issues)

Fuente Académica

All Latin American Studies Databases

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1    
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
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

Caribbean Search    
A multi-disciplinary database of English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region.
  • Coverage Range: Mid 1990s-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)    
Access to theory and research in international affairs from 1996 to present. Also includes economic information, and map and country data.
  • Coverage Range: 1996 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Columbia University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

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 Range: 1975 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: OCLC

Fuente Academica Premier    
A collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Topics include biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. Most sources are in Spanish.
  • Coverage Range: 1922-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

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 Range: 1935 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Library of Congress

HAPI Online    
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 Range: 1970 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of California Regents

Historical Abstracts    
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including military history, women's history, history of education, history of science, and more. Includes secondary source articles, books, and book reviews published between 1955 to present. Some full-text links included. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link. NOT A GOOD SOURCE FOR ANCIENT OR MEDIEVAL HISTORY, OR FOR NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY
  • Coverage Range: 1955-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers    
Primary sources such as manuscripts, books, and newspapers relating to Hispanic American civil rights, religion, and women’s rights. Gift of Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: 1700s to 1900s
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: eBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

National Geographic Magazine Archive    
The official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, this database includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable.
  • Coverage Range: 1888-1994 (Archive), 1995-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)    
Index access to journal articles, book chapters, reports, and government publications from 120 countries.
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

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 Range: Varied; 1700s to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning