Hispanic-American Periodicals Index

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The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) contains bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 500 key social sciences and humanities journals published in the United States and Latin America in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The journals indexed include information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States, focusing on analyses of current political, cultural, economic, and social issues.

This database allows searches limited by language, author, article title, subject, or journal title, or combined keywords from multiple fields in a single search. Additionally, searches can be limted to citations with full text links and/or citations about US Hispanics/Latinos.Coverage is provided of topics in the following areas:

  • politics and government
  • public administration
  • foreign relations
  • commerce and trade
  • banking and finance
  • business and industry
  • economic development and policy issues
  • economic integration
  • social movements
  • indigenous affairs
  • gender studies
  • environmental issues
  • drug trade
  • history
  • geography
  • archaeology
  • anthropology
  • ethnography
  • folklore
  • religion
  • art
  • literature
  • drama
  • film


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Dates covered

1970 - present.

Updating frequency



500 journals.
For a list see: http://hapi.ucla.edu/journal/indexed_list

Type of coverage

Citations, primarily. Some citations have links to full-text.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Hispanic American Periodicals Index

Producer/content provider

University of California Los Angeles - UCLA Latin American Center

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

University of California Los Angeles - UCLA Latin American Center

Supplementary Subject(s)