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Getting started in researching Latin American Art
Try these resources first when beginning your research. This list will assist you with your class assignments, including study of the Mike Mansfield objects in Archives and Special Collections.
Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era by
Publication Date: 2003-01-22
Index to articles, commentaries, reports, and obituaries in the fields of anthropology and archaeology, specifically social and cultural anthropology, Old and New World archaeology, physical anthropology and related subjects, with an emphasis on Mesoamerican, Native American and Andean archaeology and ethnology. Updated quarterly, indexes works in English and other European languages from the late 19th century-present. Access limited to 5 users.
Full text of current newspaper, magazine, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, as well as historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals, from 1959-1989. Specific ethnic groups include African American/Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, and Native. See also the Diversity Collection
to search Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch and Alt-PressWatch in one platform.
Hispanic-American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
Search for Latin American artists or related topics in this database.
Full text archive of over 2,600 scholarly journals and 5,000 open source books covering all subject areas. Embargo for current journal issues of 2-5 years. NOTE: The library's holdings do not include primary source collections or fee-based books.
New York Times Historical
(1851-2017) Full text digitized newspaper articles. Includes complete paper, cover-to-cover.
Washington Post Historical Archive
(1877-2002) Full text digitized newspaper. Includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover.
Art Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks
Oxford Art Online
You will need your NetID and password to access this from off-campus. Limited to 3 concurrent users; if you can't get into the database on the first try, then please check back later.
Indexes to Art Periodicals
If you're looking for articles related to art or art history, here is a list of databases to help you get started:
Academic Search Complete
Full text scholarly journal, trade publication, magazine and newspaper articles, books, book reviews, reports, and Associated Press video content, covering all subject areas.
Covers scholarly literature in contemporary art and provides some links to the full text of articles. This resource can be very helpful for locating individual contemporary artists in exhibition catalogs, theses/dissertations, or books.
Art Index Retrospective
Covers art-related magazines and academic journals from 1929-1984. Specific topics range from graphic art to architecture to performing arts and television. Includes some links to full-text of articles.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
This is a very helpful resource to consult for locating information on contemporary and living artists. Sometimes, a newspaper article or other news item may be the only authoritative resource on a living artist because their careers are just beginning. In other cases, reading recent criticism or reviews of art exhibitions can be helpful for research as well.
Catalog of library resources held by institutions around the world. Find materials and place interlibrary loan requests for resources not owned locally.
Museums and other collections related to Latin American Art
Visual and Performing Arts