The Core Database in this discipline is MLA Bibliography.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jody Caldwell, x3487.

Name Description Guide
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Encyclopedia covering the 5th to the 15th century.

Ethnic Newswatch

Research related to African American, Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Island, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, Multi-ethnic and Native Peoples.

Historical Abstracts

Index of journal articles, books and dissertations on world history, excluding US and Canadian history, since 1450.


Full text database of over 300 journals; generally does not contain most recent materials. Most journals lack the last several years, but holdings are very deep, with many journals running back more than a hundred years.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Selectively indexes, with full text, over 5700 publications in news, business, law and matters of popular interest, mostly from the last ten years.

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Indexes linguistics and related literature.

MLA Bibliography (Modern Language Association)

Indexes scholarly materials in journals and essay collections on literature and language, 1926 to present. Core Database for English and Language Studies.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Encyclopedia covering Latino and Latina experiences in the United States.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

Encyclopedia covering “Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America.”

Project Muse

Articles from over 100 scholarly journals, 1993-present; covers literature, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, and gender studies.

Proquest Research Library

A general index to popular, professional and scholarly publications. Many full text articles available.


Web Sites

The Core Database in this discipline is MLA Bibliography.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jody Caldwell, x3487.

  • Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art

    Access to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of twentieth-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States; from the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts/Houston.

  • Handbook of Latin American Studies

    Web version of the Handbook of Latin American Studies from the Library of Congress contains the most recent volumes of the scholarly bibliography. Most of the items listed are not available electronically. Earlier volumes of the bibliography are available in the Drew Library.

  • Latin American Business History – Resources and Research
  • Latin American Network Information Center

    Top-ranked collection of sites on Central and South America, covering a full range of interests. University of Texas.

  • Lydia Cabrera Papers
  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide – The OWL at Purdue

    Purdue’s Online Writing Lab’s guide to the most commonly used citation format in the humanities.

  • Portuguese Culture

    Portuguese Culture is a special Digital Library Project undertaken by the National Library of Portugal with the financial support of the Luso-American Development Foundation.

    With this initiative both institutions recognize the importance of promoting the internationalization of Portuguese culture by making freely available on the Internet English translations of works by Portuguese authors and other works in English that deal with Portugal and aspects of the Portuguese culture.

  • Termium Plus

    The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank.

  • VoS: Spanish & Portuguese

    Pulls together carefully selected web sites on literature in Spanish. This is a section of one of the most highly regarded directories in the humanities, maintained by UC/Santa Barbara.

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago