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HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)


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Introduction

HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) is a database of Latin American journal articles and it contains nearly 275,000 citations to articles appearing in more than 275 academic social science and humanities journals. HAPI is a key source for authoritative information about Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. For a listing of journal coverage, as well as the criteria for journal inclusion, see: Journals Indexed.

HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) is available to current UT Arlington faculty & students at this webaddress:

libguides.uta.edu/hapi

Searching

Truncation in HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) is assumed - "argentin" returns "argentina," "argentine," "argentinian," "argentinians," etc.

Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information are AND and OR. The AND is used to connect two different concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous. It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression that contains an OR. Here is an example:

(trabaj or mercad) AND (migra or inmigra)

The first part of this statement will find material about the workers and markets. The second part will look for the words starting with "migra" or "inmigra". The AND then links the first set with the second. This should be an effective way to look for immigration or migration issues relating to workers and markets.

John Dillard, Social Sciences Librarian
dillard@uta.edu


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