Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean serves academic institutions with Latin American and Caribbean studies departments or undergraduate and graduate courses across multiple disciplines. Independent researchers, corporate businesses, public library patrons, and upper-level high-school students interested in regional studies will also find Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean an appealing and beneficial resource. This multidisciplinary resource includes a comprehensive range of content for the region, providing research across the humanities both for current issues and events in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as for historical perspective back to the colonial period.
Curated by an advisory board of experts in Latin American studies, the collection is designed to enrich research and student assignments. This resource unlocks previously inaccessible primary and secondary source documents from libraries around the world placing them in an engaging online environment populated by interactive tools and rich multimedia, including BBC News and the New York Times video collection
Covering Latin America culture and society from the fifteenth century to the present day, the collection consists of a Portal and Archive component. Launching with 293 portals based on Person, Topic, Event, Named Work, and Country, users can delve into over 1.3 million pages of archival material (Archive) and hundreds of periodicals, newspapers, magazines, reports, and data feeds (Portal). The Portal and Archive components work together in perfect complement, but each can be purchased or subscribed to individually depending on the needs of the library. The multidisciplinary range of Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean ensures it meets the needs of researchers, postgraduates, and undergraduates with interests in regional studies, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics, and international relations. Its content and features include:
Gale World Scholar is unrivaled in its ability to integrate learning and research content into the one online resource, encouraging students to become researchers. This resource instructs students in the research basics, providing them with the essential context they need to do more challenging research.
Researchers can now easily see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interacted and developed over time.
By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections to search terms — helping scholars shape their research and integrate diverse content with relevant information.
Integrate content from complementary primary source products in one intuitive environment to enable users to make never-before-possible research connections.
"Beyond simply providing access to a selection of archives, Gale World Scholar is designed to offer guidance on the research process to students and to give students a way to determine which specific collections and archives will best cover the research they need to conduct."
"This database provides a wide range of resources in one digital format, allowing researchers to easily access reliable historical and contemporary content.Summing Up: Recommended. Academic libraries; lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers."