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Seminar on Race and Nation in the U.S.-Mexican Borderland

Spring 2012

Listed in: History, as HIST-467; Rick A. Lopez (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

Book Review Digest (1908 to present)
Reviews of English-language fiction and nonfiction books from U. S., Canadian, and British periodicals.

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present)
News and analysis from ethnic popular and scholarly publications.

HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (1970 to present)
Covers analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts.

Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

Project Muse
Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)

ProQuest Search Platform


American National Biography
Information on over 17,400 men and women.

Chicago Manual of Style

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

Primary Sources

Ancestry Library
Access to more than 1.2 billion names, primary source documents, census records, and images and a variety of genealogical and historical research features.

Primary-source collection descriptions from WorldCat records and archival finding aids.

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers, Series I and II (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).

American Periodicals Series (1740-1940)
Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 18th and 19th century newspapers and periodicals.

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Latin American Newsletters (1967 to present)
Daily news from Latin America translated and with analysis.

Historical Maps of Texas
From the Perry-CastaƱeda collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

Chronicling America (1860-1922)
Search or browse hundreds of newspapers through the Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program. Includes descriptions of papers, and images are downloadable.

American Song
Nearly 7,000 albums of music from America's past, including civil rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, wars, and more.

Smithsonian Global Sound
In partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.

Edward S. Curtis's North American Indian
Over 2000 photogravure plates of traditional customs and lifeways of 80 Indian tribes, digitized by Northwestern University with the Library of Congress.

Social Explorer
Free version of tool that incorporates historical census data in map interface

Old Maps Online
Search or browse for New York across multiple historical collections by date

A union catalog of millions of records representing open-access digital resources.