Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 1956–. An index to European-language scholarly publications in Asian studies. Organized by country with subdivisions by topic, the index provides more than 410,000 bibliographic citations.
Ann Arbor: ProQuest, 1985–. A full-text database specializing in publications by ethnic communities in the United States, which are often left out of general news and magazine databases. Providing valuable alternative insights, this work includes many publications in Spanish and can be searched in a Spanish-language interface.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1935–. A selective, annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America. This is an excellent source of citations for any topic in Latin American studies, including Hispanic populations in the United States. Now prepared by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, an electronic version of this work, HLAS Online, is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas. The site can be searched by keyword or subject heading in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center, 1970–. An index to articles in over 400 scholarly journals published in Latin America or covering topics relevant to Latin America and Latin Americans living in North America.
http://www.howard.edu/library/Assist/Guides/Afro-Am_Digital.htm. A directory of links to high-quality archival material online from libraries and museums around the country. The list is maintained by the Howard University Libraries.
http://www.cwis.org. Offers information on various indigenous peoples and issues of political and cultural identity and nationhood. Of particular note is the Fourth World Docu-Program, which provides full-text documents related to communities around the world as well as relevant international and multilateral documents.
http://lanic.utexas.edu. Provides over 12,000 links to Web resources for Latin America, arranged by country or by topic, such as economy, education, and government. The site is affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, one of the premier Latin American Studies programs in the world.
http://www.nativeweb.org. A rich site for information on native peoples, particularly on Native North Americans, but global in scope. The site includes cultural, historical, educational, and current affairs information.
http://www.pewhispanic.org/index.jsp. Includes the text of several reports as well as information on demographics, economics, labor, immigration, education, health, and Latinos in the military. The Pew Hispanic Center, a research organization, is a project of the Pew Research Center.
Ed. Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2nd ed. 5 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Offers over 4,000 articles on Africa and the African diaspora, with extensive coverage of African American history and culture.
Ed. David Levinson and Melvin Ember. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan Library Reference, 1997. Offers in-depth profiles of immigrant communities in the United States, including their defining features, patterns of cultural variation, immigration history, demographics, and cultural characteristics.
By Carl Waldman. Rev. ed. New York: Facts on File, 2000. Offers maps on tribal locations, reservations, sites of cultural and archaeological importance, and other significant places. Includes related text and bibliographies.
By Sam D. Gill and Irene F. Sullivan. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1992. Provides quick access to information about individuals, events, and topics in Native American mythology, from all tribes and periods. Includes a bibliography.
Ed. Ilan Stavans and Harold Augenbraum. 4 vols. Danbury: Grolier, 2005. Covers Latino/a culture in the United States, including influential people and topics in the areas of history, family life, education, the arts, popular culture, immigration, historical periods, and places of origin.
Ed. Charles D. Lowery and John F. Marszalek. Rev. ed. 2 vols. New York: Greenwood, 2003. A dictionary of terms, events, and prominent people related to the civil rights movement. The work includes selected primary sources.
Ed. Colin A. Palmer. 2nd ed. 6 vols. Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 2006. Offers extensive articles on people, institutions, events, issues, and themes related to African Americans. Includes many illustrations and bibliographies.
Ed. James Climent. 4 vols. Armonk: Sharpe, 2001. Covers immigration history, demographics, and political, economic, and cultural issues as well as background on specific immigrant groups. Includes the text of several essential primary documents.
Ed. Alex Hughes and Keith Reader. London: Routledge, 1998. Short articles on a wealth of topics related to French and Francophone culture from 1945 to the present. Other volumes cover contemporary German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and other cultures.
Ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick Detlef Langer. 2nd ed. 6 vols. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Covers a wide variety of topics in over 5,000 articles that together constitute an overview of current knowledge about Latin America. Entries are organized by country and by topic (such as slavery, art, and Asians in Latin America); biographical entries are included.
Ed. David Levinson and Karen Christensen. 6 vols. New York: Scribner, 2002. Covers twentieth-century culture in East, Southeast, and central Asia, from Japan to Turkey and from Kazakhstan to Indonesia.
Ed. Philip Mattar. 2nd ed. 4 vols. Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 2004. Covers political, historical, social, economic, and cultural topics in substantial, well-documented articles.
Ed. Julie Galens et al. 2nd ed. 3 vols. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000. Offers more than 100 extensive essays on ethnic groups in the United States, covering origins, circumstances of arrival, family, community, culture, economy, politics, and significant contributions. Each essay ends with a bibliography and contacts for further research.
4 vols. Detroit: Gale Group, 1998. Offers information on the history and current status of nearly 400 tribes, with historical background, past and current location, religious beliefs, language, means of subsistence, healing practices, customs, oral literature, and current issues.
15 vols. to date. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1978–. Offers scholarly essays on the history, social situation, politics, religion, economics, and tribal traditions of Native American groups. The work covers aboriginal cultures in North America by region and topics such as relations between settlers and indigenous tribes and Native American art and language.
4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Covers Islamic peoples, movements, and issues throughout the world.