This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources of particular relevance for students in Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldán's Spring 2022 course A&HB 4140, Latina Narratives. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objective of the course, i.e., to "examine how issues of erasure and agency are manifested linguistically, culturally and contextually in the telling of Latina women stories and in their testimonios" and to "address implications of Latina narratives for K-16 education." Resources designated (CU) are accessible online through Columbia University Libraries.
The guide also includes a section describing research consultation and assistance services and options for document retrieval and delivery available to all members of the Teachers College community.
Discovery Tools/Federated Search Engines
Educat+ (via Gottesman Libraries) - To search the library's holdings of books and media, journal articles, curricula, children's literature, course reserves materials, and more, simultaneously and seamlessly.
CLIO Quicksearch (via Columbia University Libraries) - To search the catalog, multiple periodical indexes, and other web resources simultaneously within a variety of subjects and disciplinary subcategories.
Google Scholar - Provides the means to search for scholarly research across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.
Anthropological Index Online (CU) - The index to journals currently received by the Anthropology Library at the British Museum's Centre for Anthropology.
Anthropology Plus (CU) - Provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, and edited works in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
AnthroSource (CU) - Covers current issues of the American Anthropology Association's journals and bulletins, as well as archived issues of all of the AAA' s journals, newsletters, and bulletins.
Communication Abstracts (CU) - A comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 244,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of communication discipline and depth encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline.
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) (CU) - Citations to articles and book reviews in scholarly journals published in Latin America and the Caribbean, or those dealing with topics relating to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Hispanic Americans.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts - Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language science, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; coverage from 1973 to present.
MLA International Bibliography (CU) - Indexes critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore; provides access to citations from worldwide publications, including periodicals, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations and bibliographies.
SocINDEX with Full Text (CU) - Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. The database contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908, more than 830 books and monographs, and over 16,800 conference papers.
Sociological Abstracts (CU) - Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, covering such major areas as culture and social structure, family and social welfare, history and theory of sociology, radical sociology, rural and urban sociology, and the sociology of the arts, business, and education.
ERIC - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs. In addition to this version, made available via the ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site and through Ebsco ERIC.
Education Full Text - Provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.
Education Index Retrospective - Provides cover-to-cover indexing for an international range of English-language periodicals and yearbooks; coverage from 1929 through mid-1983.
Education Research Complete - Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.
Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
Social Science Databases
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (CU) - A valuable online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research, IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951, providing broad coverage of international material and incorporating over 100 languages and countries.
Social Sciences Full Text - Provides coverage of English-language journals across social science disciplines, with indexing from 1983, abstracting from 1984, and select access to full text from 1984 to the present.
Academic Search Premier - A multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals. See also Academic Search Complete (CU), a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
JSTOR (CU) - An online archive of over 1,200 leading scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles. The most recently published issues (the past 3-5 years) are generally not available through JSTOR, though they usually are through other e-sources.
ProQuest (CU) - Provides broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly journals, newspapers, dissertations, and other types of publications; for international coverage and access to full texts of dissertations only, search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, a subset of ProQuest.
The most definitive record of the holdings of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College (formerly accessible through our online catalog EDUCAT), including books, e-books, journals, e-journals, dissertations, media, and other specialized collections of all kinds, is to be found through a search of the library's new discovery system Educat+ (see Discovery Tools/Federated Search Engines above).
CLIO Catalog - The union catalog of Columbia University Libraries (exclusive of the libraries of Teachers College, the Columbia Law School, and Jewish Theological Seminary), providing the most definitive record of individual libraries' holdings of books, e-books, journals, e-journals, dissertations, media, and other specialized collections of all kinds.
WorldCat - The union catalog of the contents of over 10,000 libraries worldwide, providing the means to do exhaustive searching by author, title, subject, and numerous other criteria and to find locations for specific items in libraries nearby and elsewhere. WorldCat is also freely accessible on the Web at worldcat.org.
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are the official subject terms prescribed by the Library of Congress for the cataloging of books and are in use in essentially all academic libraries. To find works pertaining to Latina narratives and related subjects, it may be useful to use some of the subject terms, or combinations of terms, listed below when searching the online catalogs of libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University, and other institutions.
Autobiography -- Hispanic American authors
Culturally relevant pedagogy
Hispanic American families
Hispanic American girls
Hispanic American women
Hispanic American women in literature
Hispanic Americans [E184.S75]
Hispanic Americans in literature
Hispanic Americans -- Communication [P94.5.H58]
Hispanic Americans -- Ethnic identity
Identity (Philosophical concept) [BC199.I4 (Logic)], [BD236 (Theory of knowledge)]
Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
Latin Americans -- United States
Narrative inquiry (Research method) [H61.295 (Social sciences)]
Storytelling [GR72.3 (Folklore)], [LB1042 (Education)], [PN4193.I5 (Oratory)], [Z718.3 (In libraries)]
For an overview of the call number system used in our library and many other academic libraries, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline page.
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Keywords for Latina/o Studies - "The keywords included in this  collection represent established and emergent terms, categories, and concepts that undergird Latina/o studies; they delineate the shifting contours of a field best thought of as an intellectual imaginary and experiential project of social and cultural identities within the US academy. Bringing together 63 essays, from humanists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, among others, each focused on a single term, the volume reveals the broad range of the field while also illuminating the tensions and contestations surrounding issues of language, politics, and histories of colonization, specific to this area of study."
Latin American Woman Writers (CU) - "This collection comprises 100,000 pages of literary works, along with memoirs and essays, in their original language, by Latin American women from the colonial period in the 17th century to the present. It brings together all the voices of Latin American women and presents a tool for understanding the diversity and development of Latin America through a feminine perspective."
Latino Literature (CU) - "Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction includes more than 100,000 pages of poetry, short fiction, novels, and more than 450 plays. Nearly all of the content is in copyright, and most of the other items are long out of print or have never before been published. Besides serving as a rich resource for literature scholars, the collection also supports the study of American history, ethnic diversity, immigration issues, and political history."
Handbooks of Research
Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research and Practice - Published in 2010, this handbook comprises 48 sections divided into five major sections: Part I, History, Theory, and Methodology; Part II, Policies and Politics; Part III, Language and Culture; Part IV, Teaching and Learning; and Part V, Resources and Information.
Reviews of Research
Annual Reviews (CU) - Reviews of topics in biomedical, physical, and social sciences published as annual journals; see series for Anthropology, Linguistics, Sociology, and other disciplines.
Review of Educational Research - A publication of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the RER publishes quarterly critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education, including conceptualizations, interpretations, and syntheses of scholarly work.
Review of Research in Education - A publication of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the RRE provides an annual overview and descriptive analysis of selected topics of relevant research literature through critical and synthesizing essays.
Google Scholar - Provides the means to search by author or publication title, and indicates and provides links to works that have cited the documents retrieved.
Scopus (CU) - Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.
Web of Science (CU) - Comprising the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, the Science Citation Index Expanded, and other sources, this database supports searching by topic, author, or publication name, and is also a major means for doing cited reference searching to find articles that cite a person's work.
Academic Commons - Columbia University's online repository, where current faculty, students, and staff can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research.
Internet Archive - A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies, and music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.
PocketKnowledge - The social archive of Teachers College, including unpublished manuscripts and archives from the library's collections, documents from other departments and administrative offices College-wide, and the work of TC students, faculty, and researchers.
Bibliography and Citation Management Programs
Ask a Librarian - Explore a variety of kinds of research support: submit an email reference query to librarians; request a research consultation with a Gottesman librarian; review frequently asked questions via the library's Knowledge Database.
Course Reserves - E-Reserves provides online access to digital course readings, including e-journal articles and book chapters, as well as call numbers for physical course reserves materials (books, DVDs, videos, etc.). More information about E-Reserves and physical Course Reserves can be found on the Course Reserves page.
Requesting New Materials - Teachers College students, faculty, and staff may use the materials request form to request library materials not owned by Gottesman Libraries, or the Columbia Morningside Campus Libraries.
Workshops - The Gottesman Libraries' education program offers a calendar of workshops on citation management, research techniques, and academic writing processes. Visit the Events page on the library’s website to learn about and RSVP to upcoming workshops.