Latin americans

Compiled by noted Latin American scholars, this set of area studies bibliographies represents numerous disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, economics, literature, art, anthropology, and political science. Sample topics range from indigenous studies and the Conquest and colonial history and society, to race, immigration, the role of women, significant political events and cultural studies in contemporary Latin America. New bibliographies are scheduled to be added in each Fall and Spring.

The Latin American Council for the Social Sciences (CLACSO) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international organization founded in 1967 by a group of prominent Latin American social science researchers. CLACSO is organized as federation of approximately 100 independent and university-based research centers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Three databases, Proyectos de Investigación, Libros Publicados por CLACSO and Centros de Investigación, are available for searching.

The database includes the full-text content from 24 historic and influential newspapers published in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and other Latin American countries. Publication dates range from 1845 to 1922.

The collection contains 300 plays and more than 100,000 pages of poetry and prose written by Latin American women authors from 19 countries. Spanning a period from the colonial era to the present day, the literary works, memoirs, feminist essays, and other materials are available full-text in their original language.

Latino Literature contains approximately 380 plays and 67,500 pages of prose and poetry by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. The majority of Latino Literature is in English,with selected works of particular importance (approximately 25% of the collection) presented in Spanish.

Coverage: 1850-present
Tags: Language, Latin Americans, Literature

The UC Davis Library no longer subscribes to the LADB.LADB is a news and educational service in English about Latin America. LADB produces three weekly news bulletins about Mexico (SourceMex), Central America and the Caribbean including Cuba (NotiCen), and South American (NotiSur). An online searchable database of over 24,000 articles from back issues of LADB publications and Latin American journals is also available. LADB also offers free lesson plans about Latin America designed for secondary school teachers, and a teaching materials and resources database.

Coverage: 1986 - present
Tags: Cultural Studies, Latin Americans