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Indexes and abstracts approximately 2300 journals dealing with the history the world since 1450, excludes Canada and the United States.
A bibliography of scholarly materials related to Latin America, multidisciplinary for Humanities, the Arts, and Social Sciences: Anthropology (including Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Ethnology), Art, Economics, Geography, Government and Politics, History, International Relations, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Sociology.
MLA International Bibliography
Indexes more than 4000 journals, book series and dissertations covering literature, languages, linguistics and folklore. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database that provides citations and full-text for articles published in nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.
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Columbia International Affairs Online Journals
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) covers theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. In addition, its atlas feature provides basic country data, detailed maps, and economic and political reports and analysis conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of group that publishes The Economist magazine.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences
Provides online full-text access to the archives of more than 1300 scholarly journals, some of which date from the 19th century. JSTOR does not include recently published articles. Due to publisher restrictions, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the issues available in JSTOR.
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for academic research including journal articles, books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and other scholarly material.
Using the library links ensures that you don't have to pay for articles. Just use the "Find it @ WOU" link located to the right of or below the article (you need to use the expand arrows to see it when it is below the article).
Primary Source Documents
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other historical materials that document voluntary immigration to the United States from the ratification of the Constitution in 1789 to the Great Depression.
Latin American Travelogues
The Latin American Travelogues digital collection draws on the expertise and special collections of Brown University. The goal of this project is to create a digital collection of Latin American travel accounts written in the 16th-19th centuries. The works selected are linked to critical essays produced by undergraduate students who are enrolled in courses on Latin American history. This site serves as a free-access visual and research tool for students and scholars alike.
Primary Sources: Central, Latin, South America & The Caribbean
A comprehensive list of primary sources related to Central, Latin & South America from Christopher Newport University. Organized by country and source type.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides online access to the full-text of 25 major reference books in various academic disciplines. Gale also provides a few titles in an alternate interface, The Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society, Encyclopedia of Religion, andWest's Encyclopedia of American Law.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium
Provides full-text for more than 100 dictionaries and other reference books, including English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian dictionaries. Also, thesauri, quotations, and reference sources in many subject areas, including the Arts, Business, History, Literature, Politics, Religion, and the Sciences.
A to Z the world
An international resource for social, cultural, travel, and business information. The database covers 175 countries and territories and includes information on demographics, economy, holidays, currencies, visas, climate, passports, immunization, entry and departure, emergencies, internal travel information, country and regional maps, airports, international dialing guides, and more.
Biography Reference Center
This database contains more than 450,000 full-text biographies and obituaries, and more than 32,000 photographs of notable individuals. Content is drawn from many highly respected reference sources published by H. W. Wilson and others, including Current Biography, the World Author Series, Nobel Prize Winners, and World Artists. Search by name, profession or field of renown, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, birth date, death date, keyword, and availability of images.
Databases for Spanish-Language and/or Latin American Journals
Fuente Académica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. The database is updated weekly.
Informe Revistas en Espanol
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
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