I. IUCAT: Indiana University Libraries
Keyword searches are a good way to get a quick idea of what is
available on your topic.
Terms in keyword searches should be connected
women and work and latin america
Use Exact when you know the author or title, or Library of
Congress subject heading. Subject searches often produce better results
then keyword searches.
Some helpful subject headings:
women latin america social conditions
women caribbean area social conditions
family latin america
Use Advanced Search to limit results by date, language or format
Finding your Primary Source
Search Premier - searchable database of journal and magazine articles
in many subject areas. Covers many popular publications such as
Life and National Geographic. (Mostly full text; some
images, but not always of good quality. Most sources are available in
print in the IU Libraries: follow the search IUCAT for
availability link at the end of the citation.)
Dow Jones Interactive - two giant full text news databases.
Coverage of most major newspapers, usually only back to the 1980s. In
Lexis-Nexis, use the guided search for best results. (Full text, but no images. Many original sources are available in print in the IU Libraries.)
19th Century Reader's Guide (1890-1899) and
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1900-present) -
Complete index of 150-200 most widely circulated American
periodicals. (Citations only; most of the
are available in the IU Libraries. Reader's Guide is shelved
across from Reference Desk, AI3 .R21).
Periodicals Contents Index (PCI) - Searchable index of nearly 2,500 journals in the humanities and
social sciences, from their first issues (the earliest is 1780) through
1990/1991. Covers Harper's Monthly back to 1850. (Citations only)
- Search can be limited to a specific time period, using the
year of publication limit field
Newspapers Online - Electronic index to the New York Times, 1851-1923
and the London
Times, 1790-1945. (Citations only; text is available in Microforms,
AN2.N5 T5 and AN4.L8 T5)
- Tip: use these searchable indexes to find significant dates to guide
your reading of other newspapers that are not indexed.
Making of America - A digital
library of primary sources. Currently contains
approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with
19th century imprints.
- Library of
American Memory - Digitized, searchable, collections of primary
sources, primarily U.S. but with many individual items relating to Latin
- III. Finding Journal Articles on your
Historical Abstracts and
America: History and Life -
World and American history from 1450 to the present. Historical
Abstracts indexes about
2,000 journals; includes some books and dissertations. America: History
and Life also indexes about 2,000 journals, and includes book reviews
about 100 journals. Most of the article citations include abstracts of
- Note: Latin America is covered by both
America: History and Life and
Abstracts, with more coverage in Historical Abstracts.
- Tip: Use Advanced Search. Select
subject terms from the browsable index for best results.
JSTOR - a collection of digitized journals, including important
journals for Latin American Studies. Search by author, title, keyword, etc
or browse by journal title. View/print digital images of original full
text of articles.
MLA (Modern Language Association) Bibliography - searchable index to journals, book chapters, etc, in modern languages, literature, linguistics and folkl
Good source for scholarship on gender theory. (Citations only)
Latin American Studies - searchable index to books, journals and conference
proceedings in Latin American Studies. 1990-present. (Citations only)
HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index -
Similar to the Handbook but covers journal articles only;
1970-present. (Citations only)
Contemporary Women's Issues
and Women's Resources International - searchable indexes to feminist publications/women's issues. Women's Resources International
has coverage back to the 1970s, but no full text. Contemporary Women's Issues only goes back to 1992 but is mostly full text.