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HIST 315: Modern Latin American History

Modern Latin American History


Omni includes content from the various research databases to which QUL subscribes but not everything is included.

If you are looking for information on a very specific topic, or a topic that is subject specific, it is recommended that you search databases that specialize in that subject area for more thorough results.

Finding Articles

Articles are smaller in scope than books and can therefore focus on more particular aspects of a given topic. Since articles are faster to produce and publish, the most up-to-date research often appears in this form.

Articles in scholarly journals are peer-reviewed—that is to say, they have gone through an anonymous formal vetting and editing process—whereas articles in magazines or newspapers are accepted at the discretion of a single editor.  

Key Journal Indexes

Historical Abstracts
HA covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present. It indexes articles from more than 2,600 journals, selected books and dissertations.

Prisma Database with HAPI Index
PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Paired with HAPI, the Hispanic American Periodicals Index provides complete bibliographic citations to the contents of scholarly journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970.

Other Relevant Databases

America: History and Life
Covers the history of the United States and Canada from pre-historic times to the present.

Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database which provides indexing (with abstracts) to peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, monographs and reports.

Ethnic NewsWatch
 is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press.

HLAS Online (Handbook of Latin American Studies)

Latin American News

Public Affairs International (PAIS)
PAIS provides coverage of public affairs, public and social policies, and international relations.

A digitized collection of articles from key periodicals (about 342 history titles are indexed as well as 56 Latin American Studies titles), excluding the most current 2 to 5 years of a title. 

It can be a good starting point to find material but if you are doing high level research, you will want to search relevant subject specific databases.

Featured Journal Titles

The Americas
Bulletin of Latin American Research
Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Comparative Studies in Society and History
The Hispanic American Historical Review
Historia Mexicana (text in Spanish)
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research
Journal of Latin American Studies
Latin American Perspectives
Latin American Research Review
Mexican Studies
NACLA Report on the Americas
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture

Why use an Index?

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

Some will contain the full text of journals and those that don't usually provide links to the full text if it is available via other databases in our collection.

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

Always double check Omni to see if we do have the journal title and volume desired.

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 Title in Omni

Once you’re in Omni: 

• Select "Journal Search" from the top menu
• Type in the name of the journal
• Press 

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