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EcoAméricas is a subscription-based concise 12-page independent monthly report on development and the environment in Latin America for an international audience of businesses, NGOs and public agencies. Articles provide current unbiased information from experienced correspondents throughout Latin America and include detailed contact and resource information.


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.

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Selected Databases

Selected Databases

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

  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)  Icon  Icon
    CIAO is a source for research in international affairs. Includes a range of materials from 1991 onward, including university institute working papers, foundation-funded research projects, papers from NGOs, proceedings from conferences, policy briefs, books, journals, and original case studies written by international affairs experts.
  • Clase and Periodica  Icon
    An Index to scholarly Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities, with citations to articles, book reviews, conference proceceedings, technical reports, books, and interviews. Password protected.
  • HLAS Online
    A searchable bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by prominent scholars. Covers the humanities and social sciences, and includes materials in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • PAIS International & Archive
    Containing citations and abstracts for publications from many countries throughout the world, this database focuses on areas of public concern and potential legislation. Indexes journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, and web content.
  • Political Science Complete New!
    This database provides coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Subject areas include organizational studies, peace and conflict studies, economics, human rights, and public policy and administration. Coverage: 1958-present.
  • Humanities Source New!
    Humanities Source contains scholarly articles on a wide range of topics with the Humanities, including: Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Literary and Social Criticism, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion. In addition to journal articles, the database also contains obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, and plays.
  • All Databases for Latin America and Caribbean Studies . . .

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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