University Library PAGE Is the place to start. It contains an overview of library research services available.
FINDING PRIMARY CONTENT IN BOOKS
To find CSULB Books, use OneSearch Advanced Search
Search for pioneers, politicians and historians as an AUTHOR or SUBJECT or KEYWORD ANYWHERE. Then sort or limit your results by date to locate items published at the same time as the historical event or written during the person's life. These items MAY be primary.
To get results with higher relevancy to you topic, use subject keyword searches. These may produce results with higher relevancy to your search.
These subject keywords will tend to find content with emphasis on material culture, visuals
Combine one of these terms above with a country or geographical region of Latin America:
If you want to find more results on any of your topics, check the box that reads Books & Media (all CSU) and you will find many more relevant items loanable from other CSU's.
Book and Journal Loaning Options from other libraries
To find articles in many of our databases, look for the SFX icon in each citation. It may look like this It’s a shortcut to finding the article online.
Academic Search Complete Accesses nearly 6000 full text interdisciplinary journals. Coverage: 1990 to date.
America History & Life (for U.S. History) and Historical Abstracts (for World History). These are the two premier scholarly periodical indexes for historical content published since the mid 1950s. Both databases may be searched simultaneously. See this example..
ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Content ranges from prehistoric times to the present.
Dissertations and Theses Provides full text access to thousands of PhD dissertations back to the 1960s
Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective, 1900-1984 Identifies articles within books and selected serials. Covers a wide array of subjects: classics, history, folklore, political science, religion and other topics.
Getty Images. Contains thousands of journalistic and artistic images that can be viewed for free. Great for primary visual sources
Handbook of Latin American History Online. Produced by the Library of Congress, contains links (no full text) to scholarly journal articles and books, and book chapters..
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980. Full text historic newspapers in Spanish and a few in English.
Historical Los Angeles Times, 1881-1991 Complete full text online coverage of every article, ad, comic, classified, editorial, photograph.
Historical New York Times, 1851-2007 Complete full text online coverage of the NYT.
Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective 1907-1983 Covers 1200 scholarly journals. Use it for finding coverage of worldwide events in the 20th Century.
JSTOR Journal Archive An archive of core scholarly full text journals going back to the 1800s. Contains selected journals in the social sciences and humanities.
LatAm-Studies; Estudios Latinamericanos Wide array of scholarly social science and humanites topics from 46 Latin American countries.
Latino American Experience. Online research, articles and journals regarding Latin America.
Project Muse Contains over 200 full text, scholarly, frequently used journals in the humanities and social sciences journals from the 1960s to date.
Readers’ Guide Retrospective, 1890-1983. Covers popular magazines from 1890-1983. Good for finding popular coverage of historic events in the 20th Cent.
FINDING ARCHIVES, RARE MATERIAL
ArchivesGrid includes over 4 million records describing archival materials, historical documents, personal papers, family histories, from over 1000 different archives.
Citing Historical Materials
Google tips and techniques
Example “nation of Georgia”
Example (maps OR cartography OR charts OR atlases)
Example “nation of Georgia” and (maps OR cartography OR charts OR atlases)
Note: No need to put quotation marks around single word terms, only for phrases.
site:edu (to find sites located at colleges, universities)
site:org (to find sites at nonprofit organizations)
site:gov (to find government sites, government documents)
site:ru (stands for Russia. Use two letter country codes for domains in a country.