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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • HLAS Online
    HLAS Online is a multi-disciplinary database on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by academics from around the world.
    Coverage: 1935 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • PAIS International & Archive
    PAIS International & Archive contains citations and abstracts to articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and statistical directories in the fields of economics, political science, public policy, business, finance, law, international trade and relations, public administration, and government.
    Coverage: 1915 - Present. Updated: Monthly.
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)  Icon  Icon
    CIAO is a source for theory and research in International Affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes.
    Coverage: 1991 - Present. Updated: Monthly.
  • Latino American Experience  Icon
    Latino American Experience contains full text and primary sources which explore the history and culture of U.S. Latinos. Content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas, through the Spanish and Mexican settlement of what is now partially the United States, to the triumphs and challenges facing the present-day U.S. Latinos.
    Updated: Continually.
  • Clase and Periodica  Icon
    Clase and Periodica is an index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes. Password protected.
    Coverage: 1975 - Present. Updated: Quarterly.

Search Tips

Tips & Tricks

Watch this tutorial to learn how to find full-text articles:

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
"Latin America*" AND (democracy OR politics)

Here's another example:

Hispanic wom* AND (literature OR writer*)
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