HIST 316: Latino Social Movements

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Research Tools to Know

OBIS - books and holdings of Oberlin College Library
OhioLINK - shared statewide academic library catalog, self-service requesting of materials
WorldCat - catalog of libraries all over the US and beyond
Center for Research Libraries - Oberlin is a member; we can borrow from this vast collection of unique source materials
ILLiad - System for ordering materials through InterLibrary Loan (order books not avail. in OhioLINK, order articles, CRL items)
Journal Finder - most accurate list of all serial holdings, print and online, for journals, newspapers, magazines, etc.
RefMe - citation manager tool, saves sources and generates bibliography in any style

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
- articles in politics journals

News / Newspaper Sources

Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
Los Angeles Times Historical (1881-1989)
New York Times Historical (1851-2012)
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)
Factiva - 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)

Government, Congress, and Law - Research Sources

ProQuest Congressional - documents of US Congress 1789-present
Lexis-Nexis Academic - federal and state court cases dating back to early 1800s
US Congressional Serial Set - (1817-1994) reports and documents produced by Congress, broad coverage of American political and social history

Databases Containing Statistical Sources

iPoll - public opinion poll data back to 1935
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
Data-Planet - largest single repository of data; cross search and display data from hundreds of different source organizations

More Primary Source Materials Online

Readers' Guide Retrospective - index to popular magazines (1890-1992)
Periodicals Archive Online - (1800-2000) academic periodicals from all fields of study, US and UK publications
American Peridicals (1740-1940) broad subject coverage
American History in Video - newsreel footage and archival footage in documentary films
American West - searches online scans of source material documenting the history of the American West
Prelinger Archives - historical film that includes public service announcements, commercials, documentary and amateur footage
Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection (Harvard University)


Last updated:
September 30, 2015