Finding Scholarly Articles in Academic Journals

Finding Scholarly Articles in Academic Journals

Databases and printed indexes are tools that assist in the identification of articles on your topic. There are a number of electronic databases and a few printed resources that are recommended in finding scholarly articles in Chicano Studies. I have listed some below with a short description on their coverage area. Keeping in mind the interdisciplinary nature of Chicano Studies, consultation with a librarian is strongly advised when selecting databases since a more appropriate database or resource may be available depending on the research topic.

Printed Indexes

The Chicano Index Call# ref E184.M5 C477b
The Chicano Index is the only and major printed index for identifying research literature in all disciplines of the social sciences and humanities by and about Chicanos/Latinos.

The Chicana Studies Index : twenty years of gender research, 1971-1991 Call # ref E184.M5 C32 1992
The Chicana Studies Index focuses on identifying literature on Chicanas across many different disciplines.

Electronic Databases

 HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index
A bibliographic database to articles, documents, reviews, bibliographies, original literary works, and other items published throughout the world containing information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States.

America: History & Life
A bibliographic database covering the world's scholarly literature in history. It includes article abstracts and bibliographical citations of the United States and Canada. Articles are abstracted from more than 2,100 journals published in approximately 40 languages.

Provides indexing and abstracting of the contents for nearly 3,800 scholarly journals and popular magazines. More than 1,500 of the journal articles are available in full-text and more than 1,000 are full image (word and picture searchable).

Database to citations and abstracts on education research and practice and education-related topics. The journal citations come from CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education) and the document citations come from RIE (Resources in Education).

Social Sciences Abstracts
Index with abstracts to more than 400 international English-language periodicals in sociology, psychology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science, and law. 1983 to date, abstracts from 1993 to date.