Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC): Includes directories and guides to Internet-based resources in the field of Latin American studies
Mesoweb: An exploration of Mesoamerican cultures
Many databases allow you to check a box to narrow your results only to articles in academic journals, which are by and for scholars.
Scholarly or Academic journals...
EBSCO Databases If you use one, you can add others to your search by clicking on Databases in the top menu bar.
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Doing BOTH Keyword and Subject searches can help you find better results!
Use background reference materials to identify alternative keywords. Find additional keywords in the indexes of books and within articles.
Find one good item? Look at its item record to see if there are Subject Headings. Click on these links to find similar items. CBBcat uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. Unfortunately, these headings sometimes use outdated terminology, but once identified they can often provide much more precise search results than using keywords. Examples of LOC Subject Headings:
Searching shortened LOC headings (Inca instead of Inca Architecture), using Subject in the drop-down menu (instead of keyword), can take you inside the LOC Subject Tree. This can be a great way to browse and explore topics.
OneSearch: A discovery tool that's best when doing very precise searches (for a specific article, book reviews, book chapters, etc.). Check CBBcat and appropriate databases first.