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HIS 407: Latin America

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PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) 1914 -
(Index tables)
Consists of articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories about public affairs.

Hispanic American Historical Review 1918 -
An index to the years 1956 - 1975 is available in the Reference Room: Ref. F 1401 .H662 G8
This is the oldest major U.S. journal dealing with Latin American history. Each issue contains several long articles and a generous section of book reviews. An annual index is published at the end of each volume. Several cumulative indexes are available in the general book stacks [F 1401 .H664 and .H662] as well as a book of readings selected from the journal [F 1410 .H5].

Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature1900-
(Index tables)
Abstracts popular periodicals published in the U.S. and Canada. Includes current events and news, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health and nutrition, consumer affairs, etc.

New York Times Index 1851 -
(Reference Room, near the mural)

The United States in Latin America: a Historical Dictionary
Ref F 1418 .S494 1992
Features persons, institutions and events that affected the relationships between the U.S. and Latin America up through the early 1990s. Includes a list of individuals by profession and an index.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations
Ref E 183.7 .E53 1997
Seeks to clarify U.S. Foreign Relations by providing...a comprehensive survey that examines the myriad ways in which Americans and their government have interacted with the world.” (Preface) Covers political, economic, military, cultural, ideological, environmental and other aspects of international relations. Includes articles on individual countries. 1776 to present.

Bibliography of U.S.-Latin American Relations Since 1810
Ref Z 1609 .R4 T7 1968
An extensive listing of books, articles, pamphlets, documents, etc. Features a list of guides and aids by country, and sources categorized by era, e.g. “The United States and Latin America Since World War II,” and by country, e.g. “The United States and Ecuador.”

United States Government Documents

The Monthly Catalog of U. S. Government Publications (MoCat)
Ref Rm, Mural Wall
Annual indexes at the end of each volume. (U. S. Superintendent of Documents.)

Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog..., 1900-1971
Ref Rm, Mural Wall

CIS 5 Year Cumulative Index 1970-1974
Ref Room, Mural Wall
See individual abstract volumes for 1970-1974.

CIS Annual Index to Congressional Publications..., 1975-
Ref Room, Mural Wall
See individual index andabstract volumes from 1975-

Hearings: United States Congress
Stacks, Ground Level Y 4 ... (Temp. Shelving)
Hearings are held often by Congressional committees to gather information on an issue or event to support new legislation, or to conduct investigations. Hearings may also be held “...to garner public opinion, provide an outlet for citizen frustration, foster support for a bill, work toward compromise, or delay action on a bill.”
Hearings feature witnesses who testify before the committee. Witnesses range from government officials or concerned citizens, to outside experts or scholars. “Hearings provide a transcript of testimony, witness answers to committee questions, discussion, and any supplementary material inserted into the record such as exhibits, related reports, statistics, letters, or magazine articles.” (Tapping the Government Grapevine, 3d edition, 1998)

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
Stacks, Level 2 JX 233 .A3
Microforms Room: Gov’t Documents JX 233 .A3

The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series, which is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian, began in 1861.

Documents are included in the Foreign Relations volumes from the Department of State, Department of Defense, National Security Council, White House, Central Intelligence Agency, Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies. The documents are arranged chronologically, and include memorandums, telegrams, conversations, etc. Each volume features a list of all persons mentioned.

Volumes in the series since 1952 are organized chronologically into subseries according to Presidential administrations and geographically and topically within each subseries. (Preface)

List of all available volumes: Foreign Relations Series Volumes by President

Electronic Resources

I. Citation Indexes/Abstracts
America: History and Life, 1964-
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present.

Historical Abstracts,1954-
Comprehensive historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada).

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)1935-
This is the major international bibliographic guide to Latin America. Features brief annotations.

II. Full-Text Resources
JSTOR (Journal Storage Project)
A collection of abstracts and full text articles from over 100 scholarly journals considered primary representatives of their disciplines.

National Security Archive
An independent, non-governmental research institute and library located at George Washington University. Collects and publishes de-classified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

III. Other Research Resources
Library Catalog
F&M’s Library Catalog. Search here for books, journals, newspapers, videos, microforms, etc.

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
Stacks, Level 2 JX 233 .A3
Microforms Room: Gov’t Documents JX 233 .A3
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series, which is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian, began in 1861.

LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
Affiliated with the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, LANIC’s primary objective is to facilitate access to Internet-based information on, from, or about Latin America. Its target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region.

Last updated: 1/2/04 ag, contact Lisa Stillwell , 291-3844 for assistance