Latin American and Caribbean Studies

26
Sep11

Extended back files of Web of Science now available

Posted by: Jamie Dendy

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An article on a revision of the US Government’s socio-economic index, published in 1982 in the journal, Social Science Research, has been cited by other articles in a broad array of academic journals over 300 times, with the most recent citation being from an article published in June 2011. By extending our offering of Web of Science back files from 1975 through 1992, we are able to provide Northeastern researchers with these historical statistics, allowing them to identify the most important articles, journals, institutions, and authors in their field or subject area of study.

When viewing any article in the Web of Science database, a list of citations from that article are provided as well as a list of other subsequent articles and conference proceedings that cite the original article. Links connect to the full text of the cited articles when the full text is available. And don’t be fooled by the title of this database.  As the above example illustrates, Web of Science covers scholarly articles in all types of sciences that include journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Visit our News & Events page to read more about this collection or visit our full listing of online databases and trials.

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29
Jun11

NU Professor Highlights Latin American Jewish Art and Poetry

Posted by: Kirsten Forsberg

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Northeastern Spanish and Latin American literature professor Stephen Sadow worked with his Argentinian colleagues to create a collection of fourteen “artist’s books” that feature poems and artwork of the Jewish communities in Latin America.

Sadow selected 14 poems, and then assigned each one to a Jewish artist from Latin America. The artists were asked to create a unique piece of artwork to match their interpretation of the poem they were assigned. The poems focus on a range of themes: Jewish identity, mysticism, Old Testament themes, the Holocaust, and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community in Argentina, among others.

In addition to this poetry compilation, Sadow also recently completed an “open source” anthology that features the work of 13 Latin American Jewish poets from the 1960s to the present. This anthology, and many of his other works, can be found in IRis, Northeastern University Libraries’ digital archive!

For more information read the recent NU News article on Professor Sadow’s work.

Posted in: Foreign Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Library News and Events, Serendipity

14
Oct09

Meet Author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Thursday 10/15 at noon

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey

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cover image for Daughters of the Stone

Please join us for the latest in the Library’s Meet The Author series this Thursday, October 15, at noon in room 90, Snell Library. Author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa will discuss her novel, Daughters of the Stone, which follows five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women from the mid-1800s to the present. The event is also sponsored by the NU Latino/a Student Cultural Center, the NU Women’s Studies Program, and the NU Bookstore. For more information on this and other programs in the Meet The Author series, see our calendar of events. Hope to see you on Thursday at noon!

Posted in: Foreign Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch

18
Sep09

Access Latino Literature Free Online for Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, Alexander Street Press is offering free access to select full-text, online collections for libraries. Explore poetry, short stories, folk tales, novels, memoirs, non-fiction, and plays in both Spanish and English from Latino writers around the world. Use the links below to browse titles; when prompted, enter username: eviews and password: hispanicheritage .

Enjoy, until mid-October!

Posted in: Foreign Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch