HIST 427: Borderlands

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Library Databases for Journal Articles

America: History and Life - articles in journals covering American history
Chicano Database - broad coverage of topics in hispanic american studies
Fuente Academica - journal articles in spanish-language journals from all disciplines
Gender Studies Database - gender-engaged scholarship from many fields
HAPI - citations and abstracts for articles in hispanic studies
Summon - search almost everything the library has in print and online
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
- atricles in politics journals

News / Newspaper Sources

Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
Los Angeles Times Historical (1881-1989)
New York Times Historical (1851-2009)
Cleveland Plain Dealer (1845-1991)
Chicago Defender (African-American Newspaper) 1910-1975
Ethnic NewsWatch (contains hispanic newpapers and magazines, 1959-current)
La Opinion - Spanish-language newspaper in Los Angeles
     (1926-1940) Main Microfilm Newspapers / (Ethnic Newswatch has 1992-present)
     Google newspaper scans (1926-1999)
African-American Newspapers (1827-1998)
African-American Periodicals (1825-1995)
Lexis-Nexis Academic - current news from major and smaller newspapers and wires, with backfile into the 1980s for some papers
Access Newspaper Archive - covers mainly smaller and medium-sized town newspapers (19th century to today)

Databases Containing Primary Source Material

Lexis-Nexis Academic - federal and state court cases dating back to early 1800s
iPoll - public opinion poll data back to 1935
ProQuest Congressional - documents of US Congress 1789-present
Historical Census Browser - census data 1790-1960, national, state and county level
Historical Statistics of the United States
American Factfinder - community demographics and data from census and other surveys, back to 1990
American History in Video - newsreel footage and archival footage in documentary films
Readers' Guide Retrospective - index to popular magazines (1890-1992)

Primary Source Material on the Web

Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection (Harvard University)
Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande (Library of Congress)
Bracero History Archive includes oral histories (Center for History & New Media)
Experiencing War: Hispanics in Service interviews with veterans (Library of Congress)
California Gold: Folk Music from 1930s California (Library of Congress)
Tejano Voices: Oral histories (University of Texas at Arlington)
Study of the spanish-speaking people of Texas 1949 photograph collection (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
Cuban Heritage Digital Collections (University of Miami)
Latino Artists - Archives of American Art (Smithsonian)
VOCES: hispanic veterans oral histories (University of Texas at Austin)
Prelinger Archives - historical film that includes public service announcements, commercials, documentary and amateur footage


Last updated:
February 24, 2014