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Databases and Indexes

Use these databases to locate articles in journals, monograph series, dissertations, and much more. Do a title search in ORBIS to find out if Yale owns the particular publication you are seeking. Access to these online databases through the links below is restricted to Yale IP addresses.

Anthropological Literature (Cambridge, MA: Tozzer Library, 1989- )
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; KLINE, Anthropology / Z5112 A57 (LC)
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Indexes articles and essays in anthropology and archaeology, and is recognized as one of the most important tools in the field. Quarterly with annual cumulation. The online database covers 1984 to present. The printed volumes cover 1979-1984 and 1989 to the present. 1984-1988 are on microfiche in SML Main Reading Room and at Kline. For citations to literature published before 1979, see the Catalogue of the library of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (no. 10). Continues: Anthropological Literature (Pleasantville, NY: Redgrave Publishing 1979-1983) and Anthropological Literature (Cambridge, MA: 1984) and Anthropological Literature [microform] (Cambridge MA: Tozzer Library, v.6 (1984)-v. 10, no 4 (Fall 1988).

Art Abstracts and Art Index Retrospective (New York: H. W. Wilson, 1929- )
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; ART/ARCHITECTURE, Reference and CD-ROM/ Z5937 +A78 (LC)
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An author and subject index to articles and book reviews in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, fine arts, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape design, photography and film, and related subjects. Quarterly with annual cumulation. CD-ROM and online databases cover Sept. 1984-present. The printed index goes back to 1929.

ARTbibliographies Modern (Santa Monica: ABC-Clio, 1970- .)
ART/ARCHITECTURE, Reference, Index Z5937 +L151 (LC) and CD-ROM
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Abstracts of periodical articles, books, exhibition catalogs and dissertations covering 19th and 20th century art. The CD-ROM covers 1984 to present. The print volumes date back to 1970.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Philadelphia: Insititute for Scientific Information, 1975- .)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z5937 +A795 (LC)
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An international interdisciplinary index to the literature of the arts and humanities, indexing the contents of about 6,100 journals, covering about 1,000 fully and about 5,100 selectively. Those selectively covered are titles in the sciences and social sciences indexed by Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index, from which articles of possible interest in the arts and humanities are drawn. Published in three parts:
* Citation Index (through which you can find citations of earlier books/articles by later articles)
* Source Index (an author index)
* Permuterm Subject Index (which offers keyword access to the titles of articles)
The database covers 1980 to the present, and the print volumes go back to 1975.

Bibliographie latinoaméricaine d'articles. Vol. 1-, 1981- (Paris: Centre de Documentation, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique Latine, 1981-) Semiannual.
SML / Z1605 +B53 (LC)
Indexes articles in over 150 journals and annuals, many of which are published in Latin America. Arranged by country and subdivided by discipline.

Bibliography of the History of Art: BHA = Bibliographie d'histoire de l'art (Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Institut de l'information scientifique et technique; Santa Monica, CA: J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Art History Information Program, 1991- )
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; ART/ARCHITECTURE / Z5931 +B538 (LC)
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The primary index to the world's literature in art, architecture and related fields, with abstracts of current books, journal and newspaper articles, Festschriften, symposia, exhibitions, museum publications, and dissertations in post-Classical European art and post-Colombian American art. Includes author and subject indexes, the latter available in both English and French. About 4,000 serials are indexed. Quarterly, with annual cumulation.
Continues: RILA = International repertory of the literature of art (New York: College Art Association, 1975-1989) and Repertoire d'art et d'archeologie (Paris: Centre de documentation sciences humaines, 1910-1989)

Chicano Database (Chicano Studies Collection, Ethnic Studies Library, University of California at Berkeley)

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The Chicano Database identifies all types of material on Mexican-American topics and about Chicanos. Updated quarterly, the Chicano Database covers at least 1967 to the present, with more than 48,000 records. Records added since 1992 have expanded its scoop to include the broader Latino experience, including Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. The Chicano Database also includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database, covering psychological, sociological, and educational literature.

Chile and the United States: U.S. Policy toward Democracy, Dictatorship, and Human Rights, 1970-1990 (Alexandria, VA? : Chadwyck-Healy ; [Washington, D.C. : National Security Archive])

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This is a collection of 2,842 declassified records documenting the controversial history of U.S. policy toward, and relations with, Chile from 1970 when the Nixon administration decided to intervene against the Socialist government of Salvador Allende, to 1990 when the U.S.-supported military regime that deposed Allende was finally forced to step down. The collection covers a range of major issues, including the Nixon administration's policy-making process related to overthrowing Allende, the implementation of covert operations to bring about regime change, as well as its assistance in consolidating the military government led by General Augusto Pinochet. The set also contains documentation on U.S. policy toward human rights violations; international terrorism; the historic, and peaceful return to democracy in Chile; and the pursuit of justice against Pinochet.

Colombia and the United States: political violence, narcotics and human rights, 1948-2010 (Alexandria, VA? : Chadwyck-Healy ; [Washington, D.C. : National Security Archive], 2000)

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The National Security Archive's Colombia collection traces more than 60 years of U.S. involvement in Latin America's longest-running internal conflict, from the early days of the Cold War through the deluge of recent political scandals, which have revealed unprecedented levels of corruption in the country's major political institutions.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 (Ann Arbor, Mich. : ProQuest LLC, 2007-)

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The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 presents an integrated, comprehensive record of U.S. decisionmaking during the most dangerous U.S.-Soviet confrontation in the nuclear era. Some 3,400 unique records relevant to the crisis, totalling approximately 17,500 pages, are reproduced in the microfiche. Much of the documentation focuses on U.S. decisionmaking during what Robert Kennedy called the "Thirteen Days" of the missile crisis—from McGeorge Bundy's October 16, 1962 briefing of President Kennedy on the discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba to Nikita Khrushchev's October 28 decision to withdraw the weapons. The numerous intelligence reports, diplomatic cables, political analyses, military situation reports, and meeting minutes included in the set portray both the deliberative process and the execution of critical decisions made by the Kennedy administration during the crisis.


The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited (Ann Arbor, Mich. : ProQuest LLC, 2007-)

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T he documentation from the briefing books from the Bay of Pigs and missile crisis conferences makes up the core of this unique collection. (To those records have been added hundreds of documents declassified as part of the Archive’s 1987 FOIA request that were not released in time for inclusion in the first published collection.) For the first time, archival evidence from the three main governments in this dramatic international confrontation have been put side by side—offering an unparalleled progression and comparison of the deliberations, decisions, actions and reactions that led up to, and through October 1962 when the world came closest to nuclear conflagration.

This document set contains 1,463 records, covering a date range from 1959, when Castro took power, all the way through the mid 1970s when the issue of Soviet submarines docking for repairs in Cuba briefly recreated the tension of the missile crisis in Washington's relations with Moscow.

Death Squads, guerrilla war, covert operations, and genocide: Guatemala and the United States, 1954-1999 (Ann Arbor, Mich. : ProQuest LLC, 2007-)

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Death Squads, Guerrilla War, Covert Operations, and Genocide: Guatemala and the United States, 1954-1999 contains 2,071 declassified documents describing U.S. relations with Guatemala during the decades of violent conflict sparked by the CIA-controlled coup in 1954. The documents include CIA operational records produced during the coup, National Security Council deliberations on consolidating a post-coup regime friendly to the United States, and extensive intelligence and embassy reporting on Guatemala's U.S.-trained security apparatus. The material includes detailed information on the human rights catastrophe that gripped Guatemala during its 30-year civil conflict. Finally and most uniquely, the set contains an extraordinary and chilling record smuggled out of the archives of Guatemalan military intelligence - the grim, 54-page diario militar, or "death squad diary," obtained by National Security archive staff, which ties the Guatemalan army directly to the disappearance of dozens of Guatemalan citizens.

Digitalia: Hispanic Database of e-books and e-journals

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Provides the broadest access to high-quality content in Spanish Language. Thousands of e-books from the most renowned Spanish and Latin American Publishing Houses, as well as relevant journals that cover all topics of interest. More than 4.000 e-books are organized in collections such as Art and Architecture, Literature, Science, Cinema, Engineering and Computer Science, History, Philosophy, Caribbean, Latin-American, Religion, Business & Economy, Linguistics and Philology, Politics, Law or Social Sciences. Digitalia's collections don’t include only e-books, but well well-renowned journals that complement these collections, as part of an ongoing effort of offering the most complete access to all relevant information of our times. Some of the most renowned journals are Anthropos, (Cultural Studies) Quimera, (Literature), Archivos de la Filmoteca (Cinema studies) or El Viejo Topo (Political Science).
Dissertation Abstracts International (Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1861- )
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z5055 U49 +D57 (LC)
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Lists dissertations accepted for the Ph.D. and other doctoral degrees by American and Canadian degree-granting institutions. Dates of coverage 1861 to the present. Coverage is identical for both print and CD-ROM, although the CD-ROM does not include abstracts for dissertations prior to 1981. Issued in three parts after 1969:

* Dissertation Abstracts International. Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences (1969-present)
* Dissertation Abstracts International. Section B: Sciences and Engineering (1969-present)
* Dissertation Abstracts International. Section C: European Abstracts (1976-1988) and Dissertation Abstracts International. Section C: Worldwide (1989-present)
See also American Doctoral Dissertations (Z5055 U49 +A62 (LC)

El Salvador: the making of U.S. policy, 1977-1984 (Ann Arbor, Mich. : ProQuest LLC, 2007-)

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El Salvador contains more than 27,000 pages of documents covering one of the most hotly debated subjects of the last decade: the U.S. role in the civil war in El Salvador, including intelligence-gathering, policy-making, and extensive reporting on human rights abuses.

El Salvador: war, peace, and human rights, 1980-1994 (Ann Arbor, Mich. : ProQuest LLC, 2007-)

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The second set of declassified U.S. records concerning El Salvador, this collection incorporates several thousand U.S. government documents relevant to the human rights cases that were studied by the United Nations Truth Commission. Following the March 15, 1993 release of the commission's ground-breaking investigation, From Madness to Hope: The 12-Year War in El Salvador, members of the United States Congress wrote to President Clinton asking that the government documents be declassified for public inspection.


Film Index International (Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1993- )
SML CD-ROM Reference Center
This CD-ROM, produced by the British Film Institute, includes cast lists, summaries, and citations to articles about 90,000 films and 30,000 persons, 1930-present.

Handbook of Latin American Studies (Gainesville,FL: University of Florida Press, 1936- )
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1605 H35(LC)
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An annotated bibliography of works on Latin America covering various fields in both the humanities and social sciences. Volumes have been published annually since 1936, by Harvard University Press, the University of Florida Press, and the University of Texas Press. HLAS is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. The printed version and the online database covers from 1936 to the present.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center Publications, University of California, 1970-)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z6953.8 +H36 (LC)
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HAPI is the largest index of journal information from and about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. From analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts and letters, HAPI contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials. The printed volumes and the online version of HAPI cover from 1970 to the present.

Index to Latin American Periodical Literature, 1929-1960 (Columbus Memorial Library. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1962. 8 vols.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1601 +P35 1929-60 (LC)
Indexes articles from more than 3,000 periodicals, most of which are published in Latin America (1,600 titles listed, although more are indexed). Two supplements cover 1961-1970. Invaluable source for locating articles published on a subject between 1929-1970.

LAPOP, the Latin American Public Opinion Project
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    The Latin American Public Opinion Project surveys analyzing major topics of great interest to political and social scientists, Latin Americanists, government officials, and interested citizens. LAPOP surveys analyzing citizen views on system support, political tolerance, citizen participation, local government, corruption, and views on authoritarianism have been conducted and are now being archived for: BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, GUYANA, HAITI, HONDURAS, JAMAICA, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, SALVADOR, URUGUAY, and VENEZUELA.

Latin American Newsletters (London, England)
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    This has been the leading independent source of political, strategic, economic, and business intelligence on Latin America for over forty years. Since 1967 it provides analysis and insight into key political and economic events across Latin America. The paper version of these newsletters are available in the Social Science Library. Check Orbis for their locations.
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Latin American Newspapers (Readex)

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Digitized Latin American Newspapers (LAN) provides more than 35 fully searchable newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere. LAN offers coverage of the people, issues, and events that shaped this region between 1805 and 1922.



Latin American Newsstand
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    ProQuest's Latin American Newsstand provides full-text information in Spanish and Portuguese from 41 newspapers from Latin America and Puerto Rico. The complete articles are available in ASCII format. Key newspaper titles include Reforma and El Universal (Mexico); O Globo and Folha de São Paulo (Brazil); EL Comercio (Peru); La nación (Argentina); El Mercurio (Chile); El Nacional (Venezuela) and Portafolio (Colombia).
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Latin American Women Writers
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Latin American Women Writers (LAWW) will contain approximately 100,000 pages of prose, poetry and drama by women writers from Mexico, Central, and South America when complete. In this prototype version there are about 4200 pages of prose and poetry. Drama will be added in the next release.

Connect to Latinobarómetro online
An online service providing access to data from, and documents about, Latin America. Latinobarometro is an annual public opinion survey in 18 Latin American countries, with data available from 1995 to (currently) 2005; An ongoing subscription will include access to future years' data releases.

MLA Bibliography (New York: Modern Language Association of American, 1921- )
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z7006 M63 (LC)
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The MLA Bibliography indexes critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore.The database provides access to citations from over 4,000 journals and series published worldwide, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. The print volumes go back to 1921 and the database covers from 1963 to the present. The MLA Bibliography continues the Modern Language Association Annual Bibliography. For earlier volumes, check the SML Card Catalog under "Modern Language Association."

Periodical Contents Index (Chadwyck-Healey)
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PCI Web is an electronic index to the contents of thousands of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences, from their first issues to 1990/1991. Every item or title on the table of contents pages is indexed. The scope is international, including journals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other Western languages. PCI Web currently indexes over six million articles in 1,595 journals. Every year, it adds records for more than two million more articles. It will grow to encompass 3,500 journals and fifteen million individual articles.


Peru: Human Rights, Drugs and Democracy, 1980-2000 (Chadwyck-Healey)
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Peru: Human Rights, Drugs and Democracy, 1980-2000, is a uniquely detailed collection of records documenting U.S. foreign policy at work in Latin America, as well as a fascinating story of domestic politics in Peru. Incorporating the latest U.S. government releases, which significantly enrich the historical record, these documents, virtually all previously classified, provide a compelling primary-source portrait of Peru's civil war, internal repression, and growing authoritarianism during three successive Peruvian administrations, as witnessed by the U.S. embassy in Lima, U.S. military officials, and U.S. intelligence...The set is notable for both its size and content. It includes 679 documents collected from archival sources, hundreds of FOIA requests, and direct State Department releases to Peruvian truth and congressional commissions. While a few contextual documents are included from the 1960s and 1970s, the bulk of documentation in this collection begins with the 1980 inception of civil war between insurgent militants from the Shining Path (and later from the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement-MRTA) and official and non-official government forces.


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PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.


Scientific Electronic Library Online
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SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific literature, contributing to overcome the phenomena known as "lost science". In addition, the SciELO model comprises integrated procedures for the measurement of usage and impact of scientific journals.

Web of Science (Institute for Scientific Information Citation Databases)
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The ISI Citation Databases collectively index more than 8,000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals cover-to-cover, providing users with complete bibliographic data, full-length author abstracts, and cited references from the world's most influential research:
* The Science Citation Index Expanded covers over 5,300 journals (2000 more titles than the print or CD-ROM version) and is updated with 16,000 new records every week.
* The Social Sciences Citation Index covers over 1,700 journals and is updated by 2,800 new records every week.
* The Arts & Humanities Citation Index covers over 1,100 journals and is updated by 2,200 new records every week.
Through the Web of Science, these multidisciplinary databases are available  independently or in any combination. Users will be able to perform current and retrospective searches (back to 1973) of the files using standard graphical Web browsers such as Netscape.
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