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Latino and Chicano Resources at Brown University Library

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Electronic Indexes and Bibliographies

    Resources with Substancial Latino/Chicano Coverage:
    • Chicano Database
      1960 to present; the Chicano Database identifies all types of material on Mexican-American topics and about Chicanos, providing extensive coverage from the 1960s to the present, with selective coverage dating back to the early 1900s. Also includes the broader Latino experience, including Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants.
    • Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
      1935-present; an annual bibliography prepared by a group of scholars and published under the auspices of the Library of Congress. It lists new publications under broad subject headings, and includes annotations.
    • Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
      1970-present; HAPI is an online source for information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Included are complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in over 400 key scholarly social science and humanities journals published worldwide.
    Resources with Partial Latino/Chicano Coverage:
    • Academic Search Premier
      Current; multi-discipline, full text reference database, designed for the academic community. Includes full text coverage for just under 3000 journals, including 1,850 peer-reviewed journals.
    • Alternative Press Index
      1991 to present; international and interdisciplinary, Alternative Press Index provides access to nearly 290 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change.
    • America: History and Life
      1954-present; article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
    • Biography Index
      1984-present; indexes more than 2,700 English-language periodicals for biographical information.
    • Contemporary Women's Issues
      1992-present; full-text access to global information on women, including journals and gray literature on women in over 150 countries.
    • ERIC
      1982-present; source for information on all aspects of education, including counseling, tests, and measurement.
    • Essay and General Literature Index
      1985 - present; Essay and General Literature Index focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science and history to criticism of literary works, drama and film. Essay and General Literature Index provides access to the wealth of literature often hidden in compilation works.
    • Ethnic Newswatch
      Current; a full-text comprehensive collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic and minority press.
    • Literature Resource Center
      Current; provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. The LRC covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, and indexe s publications such as Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Authors.
    • MLA Bibliography
      1963 to the present; produced by the Modern Language Association of America, it consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. The MLA International Bibliography provides access to scholarly research in nearly 4,000 journals and series. It also covers relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats.
    • PAIS International
      1972-present; information on political science, government, international relations, law, economics, business, finance, and other social sciences.
    • PsycArticles
      1988 to present; provides full text access to articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA)and allied organizations. Topics include general psychology, as well as specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.
    • PsycInfo
      1887-present; international source for journal articles, dissertations, and books in psychology and related disciplines, such as sociology, linguistics, law, business, and anthropology.
    • Social Sciences Citation Index
      1988-present; source for information in all major social sciences disciplines. Useful for retrieving recent articles which cite a known earlier article.
    • Social Services Abstracts
      1980-present; CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
    • Sociological Abstracts
      1974-present; information in sociology and related disciplines.

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Top left: Original watercolor of an Inca (possibly Manco Capac) found in vol. 2 of Borrones: un recuerdo para la historia del Alto Perú. Undated. Church Collection. John Hay Library.

Left: details from "Calavera Carrancista" by José Guadalupe Posada.

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