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Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies
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  • 1. Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies Jesús Alonso-Regalado University at Albany, SUNY University Libraries
  • 2. Hispanics/Latino Population and Spanish Language in the US 42.7 million The estimated Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2005, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 14 percent of the nation’s total population. (This estimate does not include the 3.9 million residents of Puerto Rico.) Source: US Census 102.6 million The projected Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2050. According to this projection, Hispanics will constitute 24 percent of the nation’s total population on that date. Source: US Census 31 million speak Spanish The number of U.S. household residents age 5 and older who speak Spanish at home. Spanish speakers constitute a ratio of more than 1-in-10 U.S. household residents. Among all those who speak Spanish at home, more than one-half say they speak English “very well.” Source: American FactFinder
  • 3. Selective Reference Materials in the Reference Collection Area (I)
    •  Latin American & Caribbean Studies
    • Latin America and the Caribbean: a Critical Guide to Research Sources . (Ref F1408 Z999 L385x 1992)
    • Bibliographic Guide to Latin American Studies . (Ref F1408 Z999 G55X)
    • Handbook of Latin American Studies. (Ref Z 1605 H23)
    • South America, Central America, and the Caribbean . (Ref F 1414.2 S68X 2005) Latest issue shelved in Ref
    • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures . (Ref F 1406 E515 2000)
    • Statistical Abstract of Latin America . (Ref HA 935 S8) Latest issue shelved in Ref.
    • Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean . (Ref HA 751 U52X) Latest issue shelved in Ref. This yearbook is also available for consultation on the ECLAC website http:www.eclac.cl/publicaciones under Institutional Periodical Reports.
  • 4. Selective Reference Materials in the Reference Collection Area (II)
    •  Spanish Language and Literature
    • Guide to Reference Works for the Study of the Spanish Language and Literature and Spanish American Literature . (Ref PC 4071 W664X 1997)
    • Sourcebook for Hispanic Literature and Language . (Ref PC 4071 Z 999 B54 1995)
    • Bibliograf ía de la Literatura Hispánica . (Ref Z 2691 S52)
    • Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature (Ref PQ 7081 A1 E53X 1997)
    • Diccionario de Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana . (Ref PQ 6006 D6 1993)
    • Gramática Descriptiva de la Lengua Española . (Ref PC 4105 G735 1999 )
  • 5. Selective Reference Materials in the Reference Collection Area (III)
    •  U.S. Latinos
    • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States . (Ref E 184 S75 O97 2005)
    • Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States . (Ref E184 S75 E587 2005)
    • The Hispanic Databook : Detailed Statistics and Rankings on the Hispanic Population, Including 23 Ethnic Backgrounds from Argentinian to Venezuelan, for 1,266 U.S. Counties and Cities. (Ref E 184 S75 H5673 2004)
    •  General Encyclopedias in Spanish
    • Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Europeo-Americana . (REF AE 61 E6)
  • 6. Spanish Language on the Internet
    • 4 th language most used on the Internet (7,9%)
    • 27.8% of Spanish-language Internet users are in the U.S.
    • 4.6% of the web sites are created in Spanish.
    • 2% of the web sites in Spanish are indexed by search engines (68% of those in English)
    • Source: Informe La difusión del español en Internet realizado por la consultora Accenture para la Fundación Caja de Burgos y la Fundación de la Lengua Española (2006)
  • 7.
    • LANIC - Latin American Network Information Center
    • http://lanic.utexas.edu/
    Subject Directories (I)
    • Main gateway to links to academic resources on Latin America.
    • Links organized by country or topic.
    • LANIC also offers some resources in full-text.
  • 8.
    • Portals to the World
    • Iberia, the Caribbean and Latin America
    • http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/ countries/countries.html
    Subject Directories (II)
    • Guide to Internet resources specialized in Latin America and Iberian Resources.
    • Resources organized by country and then by topic.
    • Selected and annotated by LC Hispanic Division staff.
    • Includes a section devoted to information about the United States in Spanish.
  • 9.
    • Iberian Studies in SALALM
    • http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/University_Li brary/ISIS/
    Subject Directories (III)
    • Selective guide to resources about Spain and Portugal.
    • Links to resource guides, databases, foundations, publishers, thesis & dissertation websites, etc.
    • Information about library collections specialized in Spain and Portugal.
  • 10. Search Engines
    •  Motores de búsqueda
    • Use search engines focused on specific countries and/or language such as Google.es, .ar, etc. Google Acad émico (Scholar) http://scholar.google.es/schhp?hl=es
    • Directory of search engines. http://www.buscopio.net/
    •  Federated Search
    • Existes (contents in Spanish).
    •  Social Search Engine
    • Gennio http://www.gennio.com/
    Full-Text E-books Ex. Google Búsqueda de Libros http://books.google.es/
  • 11. Bibliographic Databases (Books and Articles)
    • A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
    • Coverage: 1935-
    • Links to full-text are provided for some articles. Allows access to full-text articles included in journals subscribed by the library through SFX.
    Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas/ Access to Advanced Search Options (available 1990-) http://hlasopac.loc.gov/
  • 12. Bibliographic Databases Periodicals (I)
    • Provides access to bibliographic information of scholarly articles and book reviews from key journals worldwide primarily on Latin American and U.S. Latino topics.
    • Coverage: 1970-
    • Links to full-text articles will take you to either journals the library subscribes to or to freely available articles on the web.
    Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Access via the Database Finder
  • 13. Bibliographic Databases Periodicals (II)
    • CSIC is the Spanish National Research Council.
    • Its bibliographic database contains bibliographic information about the Spanish scientific production since the 70’s
    • Offers access to several free databases organized by main disciplines.
    CSIC Bibliographic Databases http://bddoc.csic.es:8080/
  • 14. Bibliographic Databases Periodicals (III) Compludoc (created by U. Complutense, Spain) Indexes journals mainly published in Spain but also published in other countries. http://europa.sim.ucm.es/compludoc/ Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents, LAPTOC (created by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project, LARRP) Indexes journals published in Latin America and the Caribbean. http://lanic.utexas.edu/larrp/laptoc.html
  • 15. Bibliographic Databases with Access to Some Open Access Full-Text Journal Articles (I) Dialnet (created by U. de la Rioja, Spain) http://dialnet.unirioja.es/
    • Includes bibliographic information for more than 3,000 journals and one million documents (Spain and Latin America).
    • Provides full-text access to some articles and also dissertations.
    • Offers an alert service for new journal issues.
  • 16. Bibliographic Databases with Access to Some Open Access Full-Text Journal Articles (II) CLASE Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (created by UNAM, M éxico ) http://www.dgbiblio.unam.mx/clase.html
    • Includes bibliographic information for more than 1,500 journals and 250,000 bibliographic entries (mainly journal articles) published in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    • Specialized in social sciences and humanities.
    • Allows to limit by full-text only.
  • 17.
    • CLACSO is the Latin American Council of Social Sciences.
    • Virtual library specialized in in the social sciences and published in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    • Access to full-text documents from other digital libraries and portals.
    • Access to the databases of CLACSO researchers and research projects.
    Open Access Full-text Journal Article Databases (I) Latin American and Caribbean Social Science Virtual Library (CLACSO) http://www.clacso.org/wwwclacso/espanol/html/biblioteca/fbiblioteca.html
  • 18.
    • Access to scientific journals organized by country and topic.
    • Decentralized system. Scielo web sites in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Spain and Venezuela.
    SCIELO Scientific Electronic Library Online http://www.scielo.org/ Open Access Full-text Journal Article Databases (II)
  • 19.
    • Access to scientific journals organized by country and topic.
    • Also includes journals about Latin America but published in other countries.
    Open Access Full-text Journal Article Databases (III) Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (Redalyc) (Coordinated by U. Autónoma del Estado de México) http://redalyc.uaemex.mx/
  • 20. Digital Libraries/Portals Hispanic Culture (I)
    • Most comprehensive hispanic digital library.
    • Aims to preserve and make accessible the hispanic cultural heritage: text, images, video, etc.
    • Includes portals by topic: authors, institutions, etc.
    • Offers an ask a librarian service.
    Virtual Library Miguel de Cervantes http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/
  • 21. Digital Librarie/Portals Hispanic Culture (II)
    • Offers digital contents focused on teaching Spanish as a second language, hispanic literature and the arts.
    • Audience: Academic faculty, students, translators and hispanists.
    • Specialized subject directory: Oteador
    • Focused on Spanish language and culture.
    Centro Virtual Cervantes (created by the Cervantes Institute) http://cvc.cervantes.es/
  • 22. Digital Libraries/Portals Hispanic Culture (III)
    • Offers digital collections focusing on hispanic culture. Content provided by LC and other major hispanic collections worldwide.
    • Access to the Handbook of Latin American Studies and Portals to the World .
    • Services: Ask a librarian, webcasts (events sponsored by LC,etc.)
    Hispanic Division Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/hispanic-home.html
  • 23. Digital Libraries/Portals Specific Topics and Audience
    • Universia
    • http://www.universia.net/
    • Devoted to the Iberoamerican academic community.
    • Directories, information on grants, courses, etc.
    • Portal del Hispanismo
    • http://hispanismo.cervantes.es/
    • For hispanists
    • Full-text archive
    SOL Servicio de Orientaci ó n de Lectura Infantil y Juvenil http://www.sol-e.com/ Specialized in Spanish Language Children’s and Yound Adults literature.
  • 24. Digital Libraries/Portal Spanish Language
    • Offers free access to all the RAE dictionaries and databases.
    • Ask a linguistic question service.
    Real Academia Espa ñola (Spanish Language Royal Academy) http://www.rae.es/
  • 25. http://www.comunidadandina.org/bda/
    • Biblioteca Digital Andina
    Biblioteca Digital del Caribe http://www.dloc.com/ Digital Libraries/Portals Regional Areas
  • 26. Digital Libraries/Portals Research Institutes
    • Latin American Open Archives Portal
    • (part of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project)
    • http://lanic.utexas.edu/project/laoap/
    • Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (USA) US Latinos
    • http://www.trpi.org/
    • Pew Hispanic Center (USA) US Latinos
    • http://pewhispanic.org/
    • Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos (Spain )
    • http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/
  • 27. Digital Libraries/Portals Official Publications Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC/CEPAL) http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/ International Monetary Fund (IMF/FMI) http://www.imf.org/external/pubind.htm Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) http://www.iadb.org/publications/ Organization of American States (OAS) http://www.oas.org/ Official National Portals Colombia http://www.gobiernoenlinea.gov.co/ M é xico http://www.gob.mx/ World Bank Documents & Reports http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ Latin America & Caribbean www.worldbank.org/lac
  • 28. Digital Libraries/Portals Historic Sources Archivo Virtual de la Edad de Plata (1868-1936) http://www.archivovirtual.org/ Virtual Archives: Papers of Latino and Latin American Artists http://www.aaa.si.edu/guides/site-archivos/index.cfm The Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora http://www.centropr.org/lib-arc/idprog/index.cfm Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Hist ó rica http://prensahistorica.mcu.es/ Biblioteca Digital (Pa í s Vasco) http://www.euskadi.net/LiburutegiDigitala / Cuban Heritage Collection (U. of Miami) http://digital.library.miami.edu/chcdigital/
  • 29.
    • Banco de Im á genes y Sonidos (M º de Educación, España )
    • http://recursos.cnice.mec.es/bancoimagenes4/
    • Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America 1520-1820
    • http://www.smith.edu/vistas/
    • REALIA: Rich Electronic Archive for Language Instruction Anywhere
    • http://www.realiaproject.org/
    • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (U. of Texas Austin)
    • http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas.html
    Digital Libraries/Portals Images

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