LAA 700

Latin American Library Resources

LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMICS

Outline

  1. Sources of background information: Handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries
  2. Terminology
  3. Indexes and abstracts
  4. Business and economics periodicals
  5. Other sources of information on economic conditions
  6. Sources of information on companies
  7. Latin American commercial, industrial and banking directories
  8. Agriculture
  9. Mining, oil, energy
  10. Statistics
  11. Trade
  12. Science and technology
  13. Internet Resources

Updated 10/06

 

SOURCES OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries

Ammer, Christine, and Ammer, Dean. Dictionary of Business and Economics. Rev. and expanded ed. New York: FreePress, 1984.

(HB 61 .A53 1984)

Dictionary of Business Terms. [electronic resource] by Jack P. Friedman. 3rd ed. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2000.

(HF 1001 .F78 2000 Online via the Online Catalog)

Dictionary of International Business Terms [electronic resource] by John J. Capela. 2nd ed. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, c2000.

(HD 62.4 .C36 2000 Online via the Online Catalog)

Dictionary of Modern Economics. David W. Pearce, general editor. 4th ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1992.

(HB 61 .P4 1992 Anschutz Reference)

Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries. New York, Uniworld Business Publications. 1955/56- . 16th ed (3 vols.)

(HG 4538 .A1 D5 Anschutz Reference)

Economic Literature of Latin America: A Tentative Bibliography. Compiled by the staff of the Bureau for Economic Research in Latin America, Harvard University. Cambridge, Harvard Univ. Pr., 1935- . 2 vols.

(016.33.H261 Anshutz Library - 1 North)

Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean / ECLAC.

1964 - IN E/CN.12/82/[PAPER] Anschutz Library (Documents)
IN E/CN.12/82/[CD ROM] Anschutz Library-Reserve (1998-2004)
Available on the Internet at: http://www.eclac.org/

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources. 20th ed. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1970-.

(Z 7164 .C81 E93 Anschutz Reference)

Encyclopedia of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the New American Community and Latin American Trade. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.

(REF HC94 .R668 1995 Anschutz Library Reference)

Fry, Gerald W., and Galen R. Martin. The International Development Dictionary. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1991

(HF 1359 .F79 1991 Anschutz)

International Directory of Company Histories. Chicago : St. James Press, 1988- .

(HD 2721 .I62 1988 Anschutz Library Reference)

Handbook of International Business. Edited by Ingo Walter; associate editor, Tracy Murray. New York: Wiley, 1982.

(HD 62.4 .H36 1982)

Information Sources in Economics. Editor, John Fletcher. 2nd ed. London: Butterworths, 1984. (Butterworths Guides to Information Sources)

(HB 71 .I53 1984 Anschutz Reference)

Information Sources in Management and Business. Editor, K. D. C. Vernon. 2nd ed. London: Butterworths, 1984.(Butterworths Guides to Information Sources)

(Z 7164 .O7 I413 1984)

International Business Information: How to Find it, How to Use it. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx, 1998.

(HF54.5 P33 1998 Anschutz Library Reference)

Latin America : A Directory and Sourcebook. 2nd ed. London : Euromonitor, c1998.

(folio HC122.2 .L37 1998 Anschutz Library Reference)

The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Modern Economics: A Handbook of Terms and Organizations. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1983.

(HB 61 .M3 1983)

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics. Douglas Greenwald, editor-in-chief. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.

(HB 61 .E55 1994 Anschutz Reference)

 

TERMINOLOGY

Appleby, Barry Leon. Elsevier's Dictionary of Commercial Terms and Phrases in Five Languages: In English, German, Spanish, French, and Swedish. Amsterdam; NewYork: Elsevier, 1984.

(HF 1002 .A66 1984 Anschutz)

Harrap's English-Brazilian Portuguese Business Dictionary. Edited by Terence Lewis with Ligia Xavier and Claudio Solano. London: Harrap, 1982.

(HF 1002 .H347 Anschutz)

Kohls, Siegfried, ed. Dictionary of International Economics: German, Russian, English, French, Spanish. 2nd ed. Leiden: Sijthoff International, 1976.

(HF 1002 .K6613 Anschutz)

Thomson, Francis J. Elsevier's Dictionary of Financial Terms in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Dutch. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier, 1979.

(HG 151 .E47 Anschutz)

 

INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS

ABI/Inform.

A.I.D. Research and Development Abstracts.

(S 18.47: microfiche Anschutz - Documents)

Business and Company Resource Center.

Econlit.

Factiva

Felipe Herrera Library. Index of Periodical Articles on the Economics of Latin America. Boston: G. K. Hall,1983. 4 vols.

(folio Z 1605 .F44 1983)
(online - fulltext: http://www.iadb.org/lib/index.htm)
(through SPLAT homepage: http://www.ku.edu/~splat)
(The Felipe Herrera Library is that of the Inter-American Development Bank.)

International Bibliography of Economics = Bibliographie internationale de science economique.

(Z 7164 .E2 I58 Anschutz Reference)

ISI Emerging Markets

LexisNexis Academic

Lexis-Nexis Statistical.

PAIS

Policy File

SourceOECD

Stat-USA.

United Nations Common Database

WorldScope

 

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS PERIODICALS

Business Latin America. Business International Corporation. Economist Intelligence Unit (New York, N.Y.)

(Anschutz HF 3230.5 .B87)
(Full text coverage: 12/1/2002 to present via Factiva)

Latin American Database (LADB) (WWW) - Econ Search

 

FOR WORLD-WIDE COVERAGE OF CURRENT BUSINESS AFFAIRS:

Wall Street Journal

Business Week

The Economist

 

FOR CURRENT ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS INFORMATION BY COUNTRY AND REGION, SEE:

Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

Country Report. Argentina

(HC 171 .C75 Periodicals)

Country Report. Brazil

(HC 186 .C79 Periodicals)

Country Report. Colombia

(HC 196 .A1 C688 Periodicals)

Country Report. Costa Rica

(HC 143 .A1 C689 Periodicals)

Country Report. Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico

(HC 152.5 .A1 C682)

Country Report. Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras

(HC 146 .A1 C69)

Country Report. Honduras

(HC 145 .A1 C678 Periodicals)

Country Report. Jamaica, Belize, Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados

(HC 154 .A1 C683)

Country Report. Paraguay

(HC 221 .C67 Periodicals)

Country Report. Venezuela

(HC 236 .C699 Periodicals)

Foreign economic trends and their implications for theUnited States

(C 61.11: Anschutz - Documents)

Quarterly Energy Review, Latin America and the Caribbean

(HD 9574 .L28 Q34)

Publications of the Economist Intelligence Unit (Great Britain) under the following titles:

Publications of the International Monetary Fund.

IMF Country Reports. Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund. Online since 2002

http://www.imf.org/external/pubind.htm

 

OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN PARTICULAR COUNTRIES

In the Documents Department or Online:

World Bank publications International Monetary Fund publications In:

  1. Publications of the Central Bank of each country (check under Banco Central de ... or Banco de Reserva de ...)
  2. Publications of regional organizations, such as the MercadoComún Centroamericano, the Instituto para la Integración deAmérica Latina, CARICOM, etc.

For example:

CARICOM Perspective

(HC 151 .C37 Periodicals)

Central American Bank for Economic Integration. Memoria anual

(HG 3881 .B22 Anschutz)

Integración & comercio

(HC 121 .I59)

Revista de la integración y el desarrollo de Centroamérica

(HD 28 .R48x Periodicals)

3. Caribbean Basin Profile. Washington, D.C.: Caribbean Pub.Co. Ltd., 1996-

(HF 3311.8 .C35 Reference)

4. There are a number of economic reports available at: http://www.eclac.cl

 

INFORMATION ON COMPANIES

Business & Company Resource Center (WWW)

Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries

(HG 4538 .A1 D5 Anschutz Reference)

Directory of Multinationals. Edited by John M. Stopford.4th ed. New York: Stockton Press, 1 1992. (2 vols)

(HD 2755.5 .S78 1992 Anschutz Reference)

Hoover's Handbook of World Business. Austin, TX: ReferencePress, 1991-.

(HG 4009 .H66 Anschutz)

Hoover's Master List of Major Latin American Companies.Austin, TX: Reference Press, 1991-.

(HG 4091.5 .Z65 H66 Anschutz)

Gottschalk, Jack A. Directory of International Business. Library ed. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1994 (2 vols)

(HD 2755.5 .G677 1994 Anschutz Reference)

Major Companies of Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.

(HD 2832 .M35)

Major Companies of Latin America and the Caribbean. London, U.K. : Graham & Whiteside, 1997-

(folio HD 2810.5 A1 M35 Anschutz)

Principal International Businesses

(HF 54 .U5 P74 Anschutz)

Ward's Business Directory Of U.S. Private and Public Companies. Detroit: Gale Research. 2000 (8 vols + supplement)

(HG 4057 .A58 2000 Anschutz Reference)

Worldwide Branch Locations of Multinational Companies. Edited by Davis D. Hoopes. Detroit: Gale Research 1994.

(HD 2755.5 .W7 1994 Anschutz Reference)

WorldScope (WWW)

 

For information on laws regulating the operation of foreign companies in Latin America, see:

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Latin America. Edited by Dennis Campbell. Deventer, The Netherlands: KluwerLaw and Taxation Publishers; St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co.; Hingham, Mass.:1991. (International business series, v. 2)

(KG 101 .B87 L43 1991 Law Library)

 

A SAMPLING OF LATIN AMERICAN COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND BANKING DIRECTORIES

(Located in Watson unless otherwise specified)

Asociación Salvadoreña de Industriales. Directorio de asociados.

(T12.5 .S2 A76 Engineering)

Directorio comercial e industrial de El Salvador

(HF 3303 .D57 Anschutz)

Directorio de establecimientos industriales: industrias extractiva manufacturera (México)

(HC 132.2 .D57 1982)

Directorio de instituciones bancarias y financieras del Ecuador

(HG 2913 .D57 Anschutz)

Directorio industrial y comercial de Honduras

(HF 3273 .D53 Anschutz)

Directorio latinoamericano de instituciones financieras de desarrollo

(HG 2710.5 .A16 Anschutz)

Guía de la industria República del Paraguay

(HC 221 .G83)

Honduras, directorio de exportadores = Export Directory

(HF 3273 .H665 Anschutz)

Industria manufacturera (Colombia)

(HD 9734 .C6 A32)

 

To find additional directories, try these subject headings:

[Country]--Industries--Directories

[Country]--Commerce--Directories

[Country]--Manufactures--Directories

Banks and banking--[Country]--Directories

 

AGRICULTURE

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

(HD 1401 .W6 Anschutz Reference)

FAOSTAT: Statistical Data Base of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (WWW)

In the Documents Department, see:

Food and Agriculture Organization publications

U.S. Department of Agriculture publications

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES ON LATIN AMERICAN AGRICULTURE

Harvard University. Library. Latin American Agriculture: A Bibliography on Pioneer Settlement, Agricultural History and Economics, Rural Sociology and Population (Including Immigration and Foreign Minorities), Agricultural Cooperatives and Credit, from the Holdings of the Widener Library, Harvard University. Compiled by Martin H. Sable. Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Latin American Studies, 1970. (Center Special Studies Series.Center Special Study, no. 1)

(Z 7165 .L3 H28 1970)

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Land Tenure Center. Library. Agrarian Reform in Latin America: An Annotated Bibliography. Compiled by the Staff of theLand Tenure Center Library. Madison: The Center, 1974. (Land Economics Monographs, no. 5)

(Z 7164 .L3 W56 1974)

 

EXAMPLES OF SUBJECT HEADINGS FOR AGRICULTURAL TOPICS

Agriculture --Economic aspects --Argentina --History

Fruit trade --Mexico

Cattle trade --Argentina

Meat industry and trade --Argentina

Natural resources --Costa Rica

Environmental policy --Costa Rica

 

LATIN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS DEALING WITH AGRICULTURE

Examples

Costa Rica. Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería. Informe anual de labores.

(S 169 .A32a Anschutz)

Costa Rica. Oficina del Café. Informe anual de labores.

(HD 9199 .C8 A35)

Corporación Hondureña de Desarrollo Forestal. Memoria.

(SD 18 .C67A Anschutz)

 

AGRICULTURAL PUBLICATIONS OF PRIVATE SECTOR ASSOCIATIONS

Examples

ASBANA (Asociación Bananera Nacional, Costa Rica)

(SB 379 .B2 A82 Anschutz)

Asociación Salvadoreña de Industriales. Directorio de Asociados.

(T 12.5 .S2 A76 Engineering)

Asociación Rural del Paraguay. Memoria y balance.

(HD1896 .A86a)

 

MINING, OIL, ENERGY

Background information

Evans, John. OPEC, Its Member States, and the World Energy Market. Harlow, Essex: Longman, 1986 (A Keesing's Reference Publication)

(HD 9560.1 .O66 E92 1986)

International Petroleum Encyclopedia.

(folio HD 9560.1 .I565)

Legislación sobre energía nuclear en los estados americanos. 3a ed. Washington, D.C.: Secretaria General, Organización de los Estados Americanos, [197-]. 1 vol. (various pagings)

(KG 859 .A48 1970z)

 

STATISTICS

Anuario estádistico de la siderurgia y minería del hierro de América Latina = Statistical Yearbook of Steelmaking and Iron Ore Mining in Latin America. Santiago: Instituto Latinoamericano del Fierro y el Acero.

(HD 9524 .L3 A58 Reference)

FAOSTAT: Statistical Data Base of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (WWW)

Yearbook, Energy Latin America and the Caribbean.

(HD 9574 .L28 Q345)

 

Examples of Government Publications

Anuario estadístico. (Guatemala. Ministerio de Energía y Minas)

(TJ 163.25 .G9 A58 Annex)

Balanço energético nacional. (Brazil. Ministério das Minas e Energia)

(TJ 163.25 .B6 B73b Engineering)

Corporación Minera de Bolivia. Memoria anual.

(HC 9506 .B64 C62)

Costa Rica. Dirección Sectorial de Energía. Anuario estadístico.

(HD 1801 .C67)

Entidad Binacional Yacyretá. Memoria y balance.

(TK 1451 .E586 Annex)

Petróleo y otros datos estadísticos. (Venezuela.Ministerio de Minas e Hidrocarburos. División deEconomía Petrolera)

(HD 9574 .V4 A32)

Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (Argentina). Memoria y balance general.

(HD 9574 .A7 Y3)

 

COMMODITY PRICES AND MARKET TRENDS

Commodity Trade and Price Trends = Tendances du commerce etdes prix des produits de base = Tendencias del comercio y de los precios de los productos básicos. Washington: World Bank, Commodities and Export Projections Division.

(HF 1 .C83 Anschutz)

Guide to World Commodity Markets. Consultant editor, Gerald Roberts. 4th ed. London: Kogan Page; New York: Nichols Pub. Co., 1985.

(HG 6046 .G84 1985 Anschutz)

Latin American Economy & Business.

(HC 121 .L34 Periodicals)
(Electronic version available via the KU Libraries' online catalog)

Monthly statistics of international trade = Statistiques mensuelles du commerce international. Paris, France : OECD, c2000

(OECD St. 1.8 Anschutz Library (Documents))
(Electronic version available via the KU Libraries’ online catalog)

 

SUBJECT HEADING EXAMPLES

Power resources --Mexico

Energy policy --Mexico

Mines and mineral resources --Bolivia --History

Mining Society of Potosi

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology: An International Reference Work in Twenty Volumes Including an Index. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. 20 vols.

(Q 121 .M3 2002 Anschutz - Reference)

 

DIRECTORIES OF SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS

Hilton, Ronald. The Scientific Institutions of Latin America, With Special Reference to Their Organizationand Information Facilities. Stanford: California Institute of International Studies, 1970.

(Q 22 .H5 Reference)

World Guide to Scientific Associations and Learned Societies. 4th ed. München; New York: K. G. Saur,1984. (Handbook of International Documentation and Informations, v. 13)

(Q 10 .W67 1984 Anschutz)

 

SUBJECT HEADING EXAMPLES

Technology and state --Costa Rica

Engineering --Research --Costa Rica

 

INTERNET RESOURCES

ECLAC/CEPAL - http://www.eclac.cl

There are a number of economic studies available online under Publicaciones

FAOSTAT: Statistical Data Base of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (WWW)

UT-LANIC at the University of Texas at Austin

(http://www1.lanic.utexas.edu/)

 

Under "Searchable Databases" on Latin American Studies section of the SPLAT website

BLDS Bibliographic Database. - searchable version of the library catalog of the British Library for Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, UK

(http://www.ids.ac.uk/blds)

EconWPA - (Economic Working Papers - Washington University in St. Louis)

(http://econwpa.wustl.edu/)

Jolis Catalog of the Joint World Bank-IMF Library. - Article and working paper citations in worldwide economics, finance, and development.

(http://jolis.worldbankimflib.org)

Inomics: The Internet Site for Economists

(www.inomics.net/cgi/show)

Kellogg Institute for International Studies (Notre Dame)

(http://www.nd.edu/%7Ekellogg/)

Metabase de Datos: Meta-Database of Bibliographic References, Costa Rica.

(http://www.metabase.net/)

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development)

(http://www.oecd.org/home/)

Political Database of the Americas (Georgetown)

(http://www.pdba.georgetown.edu)

Population Index 1986-2000

(http://popindex.princeton.edu/)

RePEc economics papers database

(http://ideas.repec.org)

SIPRI Cooperative Articles Database - A union database of international affairs-related article citations compiled by some European research institutes.

(http://www2.sipri.se/SFgate.html)

World Development Sources

(http://www-wds.worldbank.org/)

The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

(http://www2.etown.edu/vl/)

 

Under "International Business" on Latin American Studies section of the SPLAT website:

GlobalEDGE - (formerly known as International Business Resources on the WWW - MSU)

(http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp)

InterAm Database - (National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade)

(http://natlaw.com/interam)

LATCO Tools of the Trade - (Latin American Trade Council of Oregon)

(http://www.latco.org/tools.htm)