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Planning Your Research
Photo of South America from Encyclopedia Britannica
Your interdisciplinary research will require lots of exploring widely, following leads found in the sources you uncover, and circling back to dig some more.. As you plan your research, note down all the differentt search terms you might use. As you read, you'll discover better search terms, so be prepared to return to your favorite search engines to try again.
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together, these databases cover 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English languages. Access is provided by eLibraryMN (ELM).
Interdisciplinary and particularly useful for seeing who has cited whom.
HLAS Online (Handbook of Latin American Studies)
An online annotated bibliography on Latin America edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Coverage alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Over 5,000 new references are added each year.
Full-text backfiles to over 350 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year. To limit your search to full text articles, make sure that the option to "include links to external content" is turned off.
Catalog of digital resources from open archive collections. Represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1000 contributors worldwide. Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click. Access is provided by eLibraryMN (ELM).
Full text articles in mostly social science journals. The search engine is pretty whacked. Try lots of different terms and phrases.
Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
Not just science! Includes social sciences and humanities articles.
You will almost certainly need to use Interlibrary Loan. You can request books using the "find it" button or links or you can fill out a form. (See the other tab, above, for details.)
Use your Gustavus account to log in. Then check your email. A link for downloading articles will only be live for a week, but you can keep the articles forever. Books will be sent here and can be claimed from behind the front desk once they arrive. You can't keep them forever, alas.
, Film and Media Studies
, Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies
, Sociology and Anthropology
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