Finding High-quality Research Resources on Latin American, Iberian, and US Latino Studies Jesús Alonso-Regalado University at Albany, SUNY University Libraries
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
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.
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 )
Selective Reference Materials in the Reference Collection Area (III)
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)
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
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.
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.
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/
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/
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/
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
Digital Libraries/Portals Specific Topics and Audience
Devoted to the Iberoamerican academic community.
Directories, information on grants, courses, etc.
Portal del Hispanismo
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.
(part of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project)
Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (USA) US Latinos
Pew Hispanic Center (USA) US Latinos
Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos (Spain )
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
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/