America: History and Life is the definitive bibliographic reference covering the history, culture, area studies, and current affairs literature of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. It covers journal titles published worldwide and includes article citations and book/media reviews.
Authoritative multi-volume history of the political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural history of Latin America, with an emphasis on the period since the establishment of independent states. Each chapter has a bibliographic essay (found at the end of each volume).
H-Net Reviews is the largest online professional reviewing archive, with thousands of scholarly reviews for books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, offered under Creative Commons licensing, commissioned by professional review editors, written, edited, copyedited, and published in an original online system, cataloged by the Library of Congress, and available on web, email, and in PDF.
The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Each year scholars from around the world choose thousands of works for inclusion alternating between the social sciences and the humanities.
Sections 1-2 contain a cartographic presentation of 500 years of territorial organization, demography, and culture. Sections 3-5 focus on political, social, and economic issues specific to each country, beginning in the colonial period.
A convenient way to see the full-text of more recent issues of important historical journals. These are made available through Hekman Library's institutional subscriptions, so most of them are not accessible to non-Calvin users.
JSTOR is a database consisting of full-text articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals from nearly every discipline taught at Calvin. Coverage for each journal begins with the first volume, with coverage ending for most titles three and five years ago. A growing number of journals now have coverage up to the present!
A three-volume encyclopedia containing over 600 articles which include biographies, general contextual essays, and articles on very specific topics. Each article is signed and recommends current bibliography for further study. The geographic area covered includes Mexico through southern Mesoamerica. Emphasis is placed on the past, but contemporary cultural groups are also covered.