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HIST 318 (Hyland): the United States and Latin America  

Dr. Hyland, Fall 2012
Last Updated: Jan 2, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Suggested Databases

The Library has access to over 70 different databases on the All Databases page, but a shortlist of some subject-specific databases that may be appropriate for your class is provided below:

If your assignment requires scholarly or peer-reviewed articles, don't forget to click the Peer Reviewed check box in the list of database limiters if available!


Database Demo #1: Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database that is a great starting place for most any topic.

Try a sample search as follows:

  • Enter United States in the first search box, Latin America in the second search box, and foreign relations in the third search box
  • Limit your results to Peer Reviewed documents if necessary
    • Do not select the limiter for Full Text - the LinkSource icon on the results page will connect you with articles not full text in Academic Search Complete
  • Click the Search button

On the results page you can:

  • Refine or narrow your results with the options in the left-hand sidebar
  • Use the magnifying glass abstract icon to get a quick overview of the article without having to open the file
  • Check for the full text of the article by looking for the HTML or PDF icons
  • Click on the blue article title hyperlink to print or email the article - be sure to select the proper citation style and check it for accuracy when you email the article to yourself!
  • If there is no full text access to the article, use the LinkSource icon to check for alternate access in another database
  • If there is no online access, check Periodicals by Title to see if the Library has a print subscription
  • If there is no access either online or in print, use InterLibrary Loan to request a copy of the article

      Database Demo #2: CQ Researcher Online

      Each report in CQ Researcher Online contains an overview, background and chronology, current situation, pro/con statements, and more.

      Try a Quick Search for Latin America and:

      • Click on a blue title hyperlink to access the full report
      • Check out the overview, pro/con section, etc.
      • Click the blue author's name hyperlink for author details
      • Use the links at the top to view the PDF version, send via email, or print
      • Click on the Cite Now! link for citation information (also displayed at the bottom of the article)
      • View the Issue Tracker box for more related reports

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