Friday, January 07, 2011

TRIAL: LatAm-Studies Full Text Online

The Library has arranged a free trial of LatAm-Studies Full Text Online, a full-text database of material of Latin American interest. Access is available until 15th February, and we would like your feedback via the Comments option below.

To access this trial go to
http://www.latam-studies.com/. Off-campus users should use Apps Anywhere, but if we did subscribe we would of course set up off-campus access via EZproxy as normal.

LatAm-Studies Full Text Online is a database service that promotes and disseminates research on Latin America and the Caribbean. Content includes journals and other academic content from research institutions in the region and the world.

Country Coverage
LatAm-Studies.com brings together thousands of full-text reports on
46 countries.* Coverage includes all countries in South America, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.

Subject Coverage
The reports included in the database cover a range of business, government, economic, and social issues.

Examples of specific
subject coverage include finance, trade, environment, human resource development, history, languages, culture, bests practices in government, fisheries, tourism, education and research on women. An average study is 10 pages long and contains research, analysis and forecasts. Most contain statistical tables, charts, and/or graphs.

Document Browsing
Studies are arranged for easy browsing by subject, study provider, and alphabetical order. In addition, all studies are indexed in a comprehensive database that is quickly
searchable using free text. Each month, the home page highlights new and noteworthy studies and updates.

The database search engine offers advanced search features for experienced researchers while delivering excellent results for novices, because it accommodates spelling errors and automatically stems. Users can browse by country to find country specific annual statistical overviews.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very useful research, particularly for gaining access to literture produced in Latin America, which can be a chahllenge when using European/N American journals.