Databases by subject: Mexican American Studies

Major Indexes

Arizona-Sonora Documents Online

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

Chicano Database

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

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.

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

Find hundreds of fully digitized Spanish-language and bilingual Spanish-English newspapers printed in the United States from 1808-1980. Based on the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project" directed by Professor Nicolas Kanellos.

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.

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

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

Additional Indexes

Anthropology Plus

Find journal articles and reports from 19th century to the present in anthropology/archaeology and related interdisciplinary fields.


Find articles and book reviews from anthropology journals of the American Anthropological Association.

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.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Find articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals from ethnic, minority, and native presses.

Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press

Find articles from newspapers and magazines in this digital collection that documents and showcases historic Mexican and Mexican American publications published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s.