Focus on E-Resources: Latin American databases

In the spirit of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Getty-led initiative exploring Latin America and Latino Art dialogues with Los Angeles that will take place September 2017 – January 2018, we’d like to highlight two databases that relate to Latin America.

HLAS Online Handbook of Latin American Studies

Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and in continuous publication since 1936, this resource is a bibliography of Latin American works selected and annotated by scholars. Each year, more than 130 international academics choose over 5,000 works for inclusion. It is multidisciplinary, alternating annually between the social sciences and the humanities.

HAPI Hispanic American Periodicals Index

A project of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Latin American Institute, this index provides complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials published since 1970 about Latin America and the Caribbean. Coverage is from the arts and humanities to political, economic, and social issues. This index is available to on-site only.

For a quick tour of HAPI, check out this video:

Susan Flanagan, Collection Development Librarian for Electronic Resources

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