Academic Search Premier
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)
Coverage: 1970-present. A source for journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. Many articles in Spanish.
HLAS Online--Handbook of Latin American Studies
Coverage: 1935-present. A bibliography of journals and books on Latin America covering topics in both the humanities and social sciences.
Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women`s history, history of education, and more.
Coverage: varies. Includes over one thousand leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous titles. For most JSTOR titles, the most recent years of publication are not covered. If you want the most recent scholarship on a topic, you should probably try another database. However, current issues for more than 150 journals are available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Coverage: 1951-present. Indexes and asbstracts social science and interdisciplinary research. For book reviews, search title of book and REVIEW in Publication Type.
Sociological Abstracts Online
Coverage: 1963-present. Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
eHRAF World Cultures
Coverage: 1997-present. Contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life with a strong emphasis on non-Western cultures. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords. http://www.youtube.com/embed/6uNIRMgu-QY?vq=hd720 A tutorial on searching can be found at
Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook
2008 ed. An authoritative yet accessible introduction to the history, politics, and society of one of Latin America's most enigmatic and culturally diverse countries.
States of Mexico : A Reference Guide to History
2009 ed. This unique volume is the one-stop resource for the most important information on the history, culture, places of interest, cuisine, and more of each of the 32 states of Mexico.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
2008 ed. Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
Encyclopedia of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean cultures
Call Number: Case Ref F1406 .E515 2000 vols. 1-3
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
Pop Culture Latin America! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
2005 ed. A survey of contemporary Latin American popular culture, covering topics that range from music and film to popular festivals and fashion.
Encyclopedia of Latin American politics
Call Number: Case Ref F1410 .E56 2002
Westport, Conn. : Oryx Press, 2002
Europa Plus : South America, Central America and the Caribbean
Europa Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries. This link goes directly to their information about Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cambridge Histories Online
Currently the collection contains more than 258 digitized volumes from the esteemed Cambridge Histories series covering 15 subject areas. Useful for locating background information in almost any subject in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences.
Countries & Their Cultures
2001 ed. Focuses on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.
Encyclopedia of World Cultures
1996 ed. Lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. It is the one of the primary resources for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on most cultures. Additional cultures are covered in the supplement (which is a separate resource)
Encyclopedia of World Cultures Supplement
2002 ed. Lists and describes more than 100 global cultures not covered in the original 10 volume set. Users need to search both the original set and this supplement as there is not overlapping coverage.
Historic Cities of the Americas: an Illustrated Encyclopedia
2005 ed. Explores the history of the Americas through the birth and development of the hemisphere`s great cities. Also includes rare maps, prints, and photographs.
Handbook of Mesoamerican mythology
2000 ed. An introduction to the myths of Mesoamerica from ancient times to the present.
Encyclopedia of Food & Culture
2002 ed. Presents articles on food and its place in human culture and society, including entries on everything from food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines.
Oxford Art Online
Coverage: current. Grove Art Online has been relaunched as Oxford Art Online. Provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, also offering thumbnail art images, line drawings, and extensive image links.
Oxford Music Online
Coverage: current. Includes the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Grove's), the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music. Also contains musical examples available in sound and notated examples, links to sound examples via Classical Music Library and DRAM, and links to music bibliographies in the RILM database.
Access World News - International Edition
Coverage: varies by title. Access World News provides full-text information and perspectives from over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. This title does not include U.S. news.
World News Connection
New interface! Coverage: 1995-2013; extremely limited 1994. Translations from more than 800 non-U.S. media sources, including news articles, Web sites, broadcasts, periodicals, government press releases, and non-classified technical reports. Information is available within 24-72 hours from original publication or broadcast. Earlier content is available from Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996 on the Newsbank platform.
ProQuest interface (2006- ) disappearing in 2014, available from the Databases A-Z list
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports
Coverage: 1974-1996. Translations of foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from foreign countries. Series 1 through 6 have been released. They cover Africa, Asia, East Europe, Latin American, and the Middle East.
Coverage: varies, generally 1980s-- . A multi-disciplinary database, with especially strong news, business and legal material.
Zona Latina: Latin American Newspapers
A portal to Latin American Newspapers all over the world
Historical dictionary of Mexico
Call Number: CASE Ref. F1204 .B74 2008
A quick reference to key issues in Mexican history.
IMF eLibrary Data (International Financial Statistics only)
Coverage: 1900-present. Provides time series data for balance of payments,banking, exchange rates, interest rates, employment, and other economic concepts. (note: there are multiple libraries of data at the IMF eLibrary site - Colgate only subscribes to the International Financial Statistics - we do not subscribe to the other data libraries)
International historical statistics: the Americas 1750-2005
Call Number: Case Ref HA175 .M55 2007
A useful compendium of historical statistics.
OECD iLibrary Books Papers and Statistics
1998+ The OECD iLibrary contains books, articles, and statistics on international economics. In addition to the data, it contains analysis. Users can browse by theme or country. One can perfom searches across all the content or restrict searches to specific content - e.g. just statistical data. The resource also provides a number of tools to allow users to reformat the data and create charts.
Statistical yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean
Call Number: Case Reference HA751 .A58
Print reference source from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Columbia International Affairs Online - CIAO
Coverage: 1991-present. A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.
Political Database of the Americas
The Political Database of the Americas (PDBA) is a non-governmental project of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University in collaboration with institutions like the Secretariat for Political Affairs of the Organization of American States and FLACSO-Chile. PDBA offers centralized information about institutions and political processes, national constitutions, branches of government, elections, political constitutional studies and other subjects related to the strengthening of democracy in the region.
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
Polling the Nations
Coverage: 1986- present. A compilation of surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the United States and 100 other countries.
Maintained by Chris Davidson at Northwestern University. List of links to the official websites of national governments.
Official Government Web Pages
Maintained by Richard Kimber, University of Keele, UK, retired. More up-to-date than Gunnar Anzinger's.
Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection
Maps produced by the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, unless otherwise indicated.