Hispanic Studies (Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

Subject Librarian
email Jesus Alonso Regalado

emailjalonso-regalado@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3554
location_onUniversity Library: LI-204

Key Databases

MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association and consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It draws on scholarly research in over 5,000 journals and series, also covering relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. Contains more than 2.5 million citations to published scholarly literature.

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Coverage:
1886+
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Selective
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts  (LLBA)

Covers international literature in all aspects of the study of language (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics) and linguistics (including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics).

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Coverage:
1973 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

The Web version of the Hispanic American Periodical Index covers information on Central and South America as well as Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the U.S.-Mexican border region, and Hispanics in the U.S. The database contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works and other materials from key journals worldwide.

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Coverage:
1970 +
Updated:
Biweekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Handbook of Latin American Studies

A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. The Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook.

Coverage:
1935 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
CLASE: Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades

Includes bibliographic information for more than 1,500 journals and 250,000 bibliographic entries (mainly journal articles) published in Latin America and the Caribbean. Specializes in social sciences and humanities.

Allows a search limit by full text only but the full text links to external sources.

Coverage:
Varied
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Latin America in Video

Latin America in Video offers original language documentaries from producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America. The films were produced in Latin America, by Latin Americans, about Latin American issues, such as cultural identity, political history, human rights, popular culture, agribusiness, education, religion, and much more

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

A collection of reference ebooks from ABC-CLIO.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
As new titles are purchased
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Alt-PressWatch

Alt-PressWatch is a full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Includes critical perspectives on local and international issues confronting contemporary society within a broad spectrum of subject areas. The database offers free text searching and complete indexing. It is a current and retrospective collection and it provides viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge the coverage of the mainstream media.

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Coverage:
1988 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to two concurrent users
Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Index of names and their biographical sources, including biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias and literary criticism

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Coverage:
Ongoing
Updated:
Twice per year
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Biography Reference Bank

Description of this resource: Biography Bank contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to present, along with thousands of images. It contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, including all the articles from all volumes of Current Biography, the World Author Series, Nobel Prize Winners, World Artists, World Film Directors, American Reformers, and numerous biographical books on musicians and composers throughout history. Also included are thousands of biographies from others publishers, including Macmillan UK, Greenwood, Houghton Mifflin, and Harvard University Press.
In addition to the full text biographies, Biography Reference Bank contains millions of magazine citations (many of which contain full-text) from all of the Wilson Indexing Databases, including all citations from Biography Index Database after 1984, as well as thousands of links to book review citations, including review excerpts and full text reviews from book Review Digest Plus.
The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.

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Coverage:
1984+
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Four simultaneous users
Compludoc

Provides bibliographic access to articles mainly published in Spanish journals but also in other countries and languages.

Coverage:
Varied
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Contemporary Women's Issues

Offers content from mainstream periodicals, alternative press, hard-to-find newsletters and NGO research reports. Focuses on the critical issues and events that influence women including health, the workplace, parenting, human rights, reproductive rights and legal issues.

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Coverage:
1992 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dialnet

Includes bibliographic information for more than 3,000 journals and one million documents (Spain and Latin America).

Provides full text access to some articles and dissertations as links to external sources.

Coverage:
Varied
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
DIGITALIA

Collection of ebooks in Spanish language

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
As new titles are purchased
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, with the goal of covering all subjects and languages. More than 800 open access journals are in the directory.

DOAJ is hosted by Lund University Libraries Head Office . The project is funded by Open Society Institute - Budapest and also supported by SPARC, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

Coverage:
Varies by individual title
Updated:
Includes information regarding titles added in the last thirty days
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations & Theses

The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. Also includes master's theses, educational specialist materials, and other projects accepted for master's degrees by accredited colleges and universities.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing dissertations
1980 + Abstracting dissertations

1997 + Full text
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations @ SUNY Albany

Includes all dissertations written at the University at Albany.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing
1988 + Abstracts
1997 + Full text
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
EBSCOhost eBook Collection

This is a SUNYConnect collection of eBooks with access to 1369 copyrighted books and 3823 public domain titles.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No Limotation on concurrent users.
Essay and General Literature Index

Provides access to more than 86,000 essays in over 7,000 collections and anthologies. Covers the entire range of the humanities, including theatre, art history, drama and film. Selective coverage of the social sciences.

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Coverage:
1985 +
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Fuente Academica Plus

This full-text database offers Spanish and Portuguese language academic content for researchers studying a broad range of disciplines. It includes scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Gale Ebooks

A collection of reference ebooks. Subject areas covered include arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, library science, literature, medicine, countries, multicultural studies, religion, science and social science.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Google Scholar  

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. (In order to link to materials owned by the University at Albany Libraries, you must set preferences when off campus. When you open up Google Scholar, select Settings. Then under Library Links check University at Albany, State University of New York - Full-Text @ My Library, SUNY - Albany - ProQuest Fulltext, University at Albany SUNY - Cengage Gale Full Text, University at Albany, SUNY - Find It @ UAlbany Libs, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world except for the United States and Canada from 1450 to the present. Includes all branches of history: political, diplomatic, military, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual history and the history of science, technology and medicine. Also includes materials relating to the profession of history. Approximately 50% of the articles are from English-language journals. A good source for finding scholarly sources on international issues.

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Coverage:
1955 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Index Translationum

Published by UNESCO, it is a bibliography of books translated and published in about 100 UNESCO nations. There are over 1,300,000 records covering nearly all subjects including natural and exact sciences, social and human sciences, literature, art, and history.

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Coverage:
1979 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Lexis Nexis - Nexis Uni

Databases for news, law, business, biography, medicine, and reference. A Source List is available for viewing.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies, some daily updates
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Literature Resource Center

Gale's Literature Resource Center focuses on undergraduate students and provides access to biographical, bibliographical, and critical analysis from the core sources Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism, although additional Gale sources are represented. It includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism. In addition, it includes a link to the full-text of Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, 1995. Please review the LRC's own "about file" for information on the database's coverage and updates that will appear frequently.

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Coverage:
Ongoing
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MasterFILE Premier

Full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 440,000 photos, maps and flags.

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Coverage:
1931-present
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Union catalog of electronic dissertations from 170 doctoral level institutions. Some disserations available in full text.

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Coverage:
Mainly 1993 +
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Newspaper Source Plus

  • Cover to cover full text of 185 national and international newspapers
  • Full text television and radio news transcripts from CBS news, CNN, CNN international, FOX News, NPR, etc.
  • Selective full text for 392 U.S. regional newspapers
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Coverage:
1985-present
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection

A collection of online reference books from Oxford University Press. Contains more than one million entries, 12,000 images and 500 maps. Complete title list.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Three times a year
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Project Muse

400 Scholarly journals in literature humanities, social sciences, mathematics, cultural and gender studies from Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal list is available for browsing.

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Coverage:
1993 +
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Redalyc: Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal

Provides access to journals about Latin America in the social sciences and the humanities. Mainly published in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

Coverage:
Varied
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sage eReference

A collection of subject encyclopedias from Sage Publishing.

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Coverage:
2007+
Updated:
varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Twayne's Authors Series

In-depth critical introduction to over 600 authors from three print series: United States Authors, English Authors, World Authors. It covers a wide range of chronological and geographical locations.

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Coverage:
Various literary time periods
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Women's Studies International [via EBSCOhost]

Women's Studies International includes bibliographic information for journals and books drawn from a variety of women's studies sources and essential databases. WSI provides electronic access to Women's Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Database, Women's Studies Librarian, Women of Color and Southern Women: A Bibliography of Social Science Research, and Women's Health and Development: An Annotated Bibliography.

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Coverage:
1972 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to five concurrent users
WorldCat Discovery

Holdings of any type of material held by member libraries of Online Computing Library Center (OCLC) from the 12th century to the present

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Coverage:
12th century +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users