Databases by subject: Latin American Studies

Arizona-Sonora Documents Online

Provides access to digital images of archival collections relating to Sonora, Mexico dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

Find historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture from colonial times until 1960. The content is in Spanish (80%) and English (20%), and is searchable in both languages. Materials are drawn from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Find manuscript, book and newspaper content about Hispanic American civil rights, religion, and women's rights from the 18th through the 20th century. Materials are drawn from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.

Chicano Database

Find journal articles, book chapters, and newspapers about Mexican Americans/Chicanos in art, education, health, history, labor, literature, and politics.

DRSW Database of Spanish Colonial Documents on Microfilm

Provides the research tools and finding aids to the written record that began with the arrival of the Spanish explorers and includes the diaries of explorers and reports of missionaries and soldiers, from 1530 to 1821.


Find monthly coverage of development and the environment in Latin America for an international audience of businesses, NGOs and public agencies. Also includes an annual guide to key environmental agencies and legislative commissions in Latin America.

Global Development Finance Online (GDF)

Financial flow and external debt for 136 developing countries and over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to the present, for most reporting countries.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)

Find citations to articles and book reviews from the social sciences and humanities about Central and South America, Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S.

HLAS (Handbook of Latin American Studies)

Find citations and abstracts to books, book chapters, and journal articles about all aspects of Latin American studies, many of them published in Latin America, from 1935 to present.

Latin American Newspapers

Search fully digitized newspapers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere, from 1805-1922.

Latin American Newsstream

Find news from newspapers, newswires, and news sites from Latin American countries, 1998 to present.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) with HAPI Index

Find articles on the study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.

World Development Indicators Online (WDI)

Find statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2007 for 227 economies.