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Caribbean History

Key Journal Indexes

America History and Life
History of the United States and Canada from pre-historic times to the present.
Historical Abstracts
Time period is from 1450 to the present. Indexes over 1700 journals published worldwide, selected books and dissertations
Bibliography of British and Irish History
Covers history of the British Isles, and of the British Empire and Commonwealth. Indexes books, articles in collective volumes, and about 700 journals.
HLAS Online: Handbook of Latin American Studies
Selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America with citations (some in Spanish or Portuguese) to materials in the humanities and social sciences.
Full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Includes the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) database.

Other Relevant Databases

Academic Search Complete
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals and other publications

Ethnic NewsWatch
Features news, culture and history from 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press.

Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective (1907-1984)

Google Scholar

Why Use an Index?

Use an article index to find journal articles on your topic, as well as other materials related to history.    

Some will contain the full text of journals but if the full text is not readily available, click on Get It Link Icon.

If the "Get It" link does not find anything, don't assume that the Library does not hold the item.  A search in Omni for the title of the journal (or book) might find it. 

If clicking on a full text link does not take you directly to the article, you will need to navigate a bit to get the article you want - depending on the resource provider

Evaluate Articles

Articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.

But not all journal articles will be useful for your essay so you will need to evaluate before you use them. 

Consult our guide, Distinguishing Scholarly from Non Scholarly Periodicals, to discover the difference.

How to Search for a Journal using Omni

Once you’re in Omni: 

• Select the ‘journal title exact" option
  from the dropdown menu
• Type in the name of the journal
• Press "Search". 

TIP: Search the journal title and not the
        article title.

Both print journals and ejournals will appear in your search results if we have access to them. Check the extent of our print holdlings or the years covered online.