LAA 700

Latin American Library Resources

SOCIOLOGY (Including Demography and Population Studies)


  1. Sociology dictionaries and encyclopedias
  2. Sociology handbooks
  3. Demography dictionaries and encyclopedias
  4. Population studies indexes
  5. Abstracts and indexes in sociology and related fields
  6. Miscellaneous guides and bibliographies on Latin American populations
  7. Examples of subject headings for sociology topics
  8. Sociology and demography periodicals
  9. Urbanization
  10. The family
  11. Women
  12. Blacks
  13. Multiculturalism
  14. Hispanics
  15. Internet Resources

Updated 10/06


Abercrombie, Nicholas, Hill Stephen, and Turner, Bryan S. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 4th. London; New York: Penguin, 2000.

(HM 17 .A23 2000 Reference)

The Encyclopedia of Sociology. New and updated. Edited by Edgar F. Borgatta and Rhonda Montgomery. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 2000. 4 vols.

(HM 425 .E5 2000 Reference)

Hoult, Thomas Ford. Dictionary of Modern Sociology. Totowa, N.J.: Littlefield, Adams, 1969.

(HM 17 .H63 1969b Reference)

International Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edited by Michael Mann. New York: Continuum, 1984.

(HM 17 .I53 1984)

International Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edited by Frank N. Magill. London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, 1995. (2 vols.)

(HM17 .I53 1995 Reference)

Marshall, Gordon, ed. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Sociology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

(HM 17 .C66 1994 Reference)



Bart, Pauline, and Frankel, Linda. The Student Sociologist's Handbook. 3rd ed. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1981.

(HM 68 .B37 1981 Reference)



International Encyclopedia of Population. Editor in chief, John A. Ross. New York: Free Press, 1982. 2 vols.

(HB 849.2 .I55 1982 Anschutz Reference)

Petersen, William, and Petersen, Renee. Dictionary of Demography: Terms, Concepts, and Institutions. NewYork: Greenwood Press, 1986. 2 vols.

(HB 849.2 .P47 1986 Anschutz Reference)

Pressat, Roland. The Dictionary of Demography. Oxford; New York: Blackwell Reference, 1985.

(HB 849.2 .P7413 1985)



Population Index.

(Z 7164 .D3 P83)

Population Index Online 1937-1985



For retrospective coverage, see:

DOCPAL resúmenes sobre población en América Latina = DOCPAL Latin American Population Abstracts. Santiago de Chile: CELADE.

(HB 3530.5 .R48 Periodicals)

Princeton University. Office of Population Research. Population Index Bibliography, Cumulated 1969-1981, by Authors and Geographical Areas. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1984. 4 vols.

(Z 7164 .D3 P853 1984)

Princeton University. Office of Population Research. Population Index Bibliography, Cumulated 1935-1968, by Authors and Geographical Areas. Author Index. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1971. 4 vols.

(folio Z 7164 .D3 P85)

Princeton University. Office of Population Research. Population Index Bibliography, Cumulated 1935-1968, by Authors and Geographical Areas. Geographical Index. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1971. 5 vols.

(folio Z 7164 .D3 P852)

Princeton University. Office of Population Research. Population Index 1986-2000 Online.

(Also available on UT-LANIC - Sociology, the SPLAT homepage and JSTOR)



Agricola. (WWW)

Contemporary Women's Issues. (WWW)

Ethnic News Watch. (WWW)

Gender Watch (WWW)

International Bibliography of Sociology.

(Z 7161 .I594 Reference)

Sage Urban Studies Abstracts.

(HT 51 .S24 Reference)

Social Sciences Citation Index.

(Current via Web of Science)
(pre-1998 backfiles available on CD-ROM)

Sociological Abstracts. (WWW)

Women Studies Abstracts.

(Z 7962 .W65 Reference)

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts.

(HD 1401 .W6 Anschutz)



Earnhardt, Kent C. Population Research, Policy, and Related Studies on Puerto Rico: An Inventory. Río Piedras,P.R.: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1984. (Planning Series, S-6)

(Z 7164 .D3 E34 1984)

Parada Caicedo, Jorge Humberto. Bibliografía comentada sobre migraciones en Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia: Instituto Colombiano para el fomento de la Educación Superior, División de Documentación e Información, Centro de Documentación, 1980. (Serie bibliográfica, v. 5 no. 1)

(Z 7164 .D3 P37)

Samara, Eni de Mesquita, and Costa, Iraci del Nero da. Demografia histórica: bibliografia brasileira. (Série Relatórios de pesquisa, v. 23)

(Z 7164 .D3 S27 1984)

Thomas, Robert N., ed. Population Dynamics of Latin America, A Review and Bibliography: Papers Presented at the 2nd General Session of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Boston, April 17, 1971. East Lansing, Mich.: CLAG Publications, 1973. (CLAG Publication Series, v. 2)

(HB 3530.5 .C65 1971)



[Country or City or Region] -- Social conditions

[Country or City or Region] -- Rural conditions

[Country or City or Region] -- Emigration and immigration

[Country or City or Region] -- Population

Family -- [Country]

Children -- [Country]

Cities and towns -- [Country]

Crime and criminals -- [Country]

Households -- [Country]

Labor and laboring classes -- [Country]

Land settlement -- [Country]

Migration, Internal -- [Country]

Ethnic relations -- [Country]

Race relations -- [Country]

Slavery -- [Country]

Social change -- [Country]

Social conflict -- [Country]

Rural-urban migration -- [Country]

Urban-rural migration -- [Country]

Urbanization -- [Country]

Women -- [Country]



In some countries, organizations devoted to demographic research publish their findings. For example:

Asociación Demográfica Costarricense. Informe de labores

(HQ 766.5 .C68 A84a)

Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña. Informe anual de labores

(HQ 766.5 .S2 A86a)


For more information on serials see:

Wepsiec, Jan. Sociology: An International Bibliography of Serial Publications 1880-1980. London: Mansell Publishing Ltd., 1983.

(Z 7164 .S68 W46 1983)


Committee on Latin America. Latin American Economic & Social Serials. London: Clive Bingley, 1969.

(Z 7165 .L3 C65 1969b)



Sable, Martin H. Latin American Urbanization: A Guide to the Literature, Organization, and Personnel. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1971.

(Z 7165 .L3 S28)

Vaughan, Denton R., compiler. Urbanization in Twentieth-Century Latin America: A Working Bibliography. Austin: Institute of Latin American Studies, Population Research Center, University of Texas, 1970

(Z 7164 .U7 V38x 1970)

Wilkie, Richard W. Latin American Population and Urbanization Analysis: Maps and Statistics, 1950-1982. Los Angeles, Calif.: UCLA Latin American Center Publications, University of California, 1984. (Statistical Abstract of Latin America. Supplement Series, 8)

(HB 3530.5 .W54 1984 Reference)



History of the Family and Kinship: A Select International Bibliography. Edited by Gerald L. Soliday. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus-International Publications, 1980.

(Z 7164 .M2 H57)

International Bibliography of Research in Marriage and the Family. Vol. 1 (1900-1964), Vol. 2 (1965-1972). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press in association with the Institute of Life Insurance forthe Minnesota Family Study Center, 1964-1972. 2 vols.

(folio Z 7164 .M2 I57)

Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature. Vol. 3 (1973- 1974)-- St. Paul, Minn.: Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, 1974-

(Cancelled with Vol. 17 1990/91)
(folio Z 7164 .M2 I57)



Bibliografía sobre la mujer y la familia. San José, Costa Rica: Dirección General de la Mujer y Familia, Centro de Documentación, 1982.

(Z 7961 .C648 1982)

Chaney, Elsa. Women of the World: Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce, Buerau of the Census, 1984.

(C 3.2:W 84/4 Anschutz - Documents)

Cohen Stuart, Bertie A. Women in the Caribbean: A Bibliography. The Hague: Smits; Leiden: Dept. of Caribbean Studies, Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, 1979.

(Z 7964 .C38 C64)

Contemporary Women's Issues. (WWW)

Feijoo, María del Carmen. Una bibliografía anotada de los estudios sobre el status de las mujeres en América Latina. Buenos Aires: Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad, 1989. (Estudios CEDES).

(Z 7964 .L3 F45 1989)

Gender Watch. (WWW)

Knaster, Meri. Women in Spanish America: An Annotated Bibliography from Pre-Conquest to Contemporary Times. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1977.

(Z 7964 .L3 K525)

Notable Hispanic American Women. Edited by Diane Telgen and Jim Kamp. Detroit : Gale Research, c1993.

(E 184 .S75 N68 1993 Reference)

Notable Hispanic American Women : Book II. Edited by Joseph M. Palmisano. Detroit : Gale Research, ; c1998.

(E 184 .S75 N68 1998 Reference)

Parcero, María de la Luz. La mujer en el siglo XIX en México: bibliografía. México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 1982.

(Z 7964 .M4 P37 1982)

Saulniers, Suzanne Smith, and Rakowski, Cathy A. Women in the Development Process: A Select Bibliography on Women in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Austin: Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, distributed by University of Texas Press, 1977.

(Z 7961 .S28)

Stoner, K. Lynn. Latinas of the Americas: a Source Book. New York: Garland, 1989. (Garland Reference Library of Social Sciences, v. 363).

(Z 7964 .L3 S76 1989)



Alves, Henrique L. Bibliografia afro-brasileira: estudos sobre o negro. 2a ed., rev. e ampliada. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Catedra, 1979.

(Z 1697 .N4 A56 1979)

Black Latin America: A Bibliography. Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, California State University, 1977. (Latin America bibliography series, #5)

(Z 1609 .B65 C34 1977)

Porter, Dorothy Burnett. Afro-Braziliana: A Working Bibliography. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1978

(Z 1697 .N4 P67 Reference)

Ramos Guédez, José Marcial. Bibliografía afrovenezolana. Caracas: Instituto Autónomo Biblioteca Nacional y de Servicios de Bibliotecas, 1980. (Colección bibliográfica y documental venezolana, 1)

(Z 1937 .N4 R35)



American Immigrant Cultures : Builders of a Nation. Edited by David Levinson and Melvin Ember. New York : Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1997. 2 vols.

(E 184 .A1 A63448 1997 Reference)

Bataille,Gretchen, Miguel A. Carranza and Laurie Lisa. Ethnic Studies in the United States : A Guide to Research. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, v. 923. New York : Garland Pub., 1996.

(E 184 .A1 B275 1996 Reference)

Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics. Edited by Jeffrey D. Schultz. American Political Landscape Series. Phoenix, AZ : Oryx Press, 2000. 2 vols. Vol. 2. Hispanic Americans and Native American

(E 184 .A1 E574 2000 Reference)

Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism. Edited by Susan Auerbach. New York : Marshall Cavendish, c1994- 7 vols.

(E 184 .A1 E58 1994 Reference)

Ethnic Information Sources of the United States : A Guide to Organizations, Agencies, Foundations, Institutions, Media, Commercial and Trade Bodies, Government Programs. Edited by Paul Wasserman. Detroit : Gale Research Co., c1983. 2 vols.

(E 184 .A1 W27 1983 Reference)

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. 2nd ed. Detroit : Gale Group, c2000. 3 vols.

(E 184 .A1 G14 2000 Reference)

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America: Primary Documents. Edited by Jeffrey Lehman. Detroit : Gale Group, c1999. 2 vols.

(E 184 .A1 G15 1999)

Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Edited by Stephan Thernstrom. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.

(E 184 .A1 H35 Reference)

Minority Organizations : A National Directory. Edited by Elizabeth H. Oakes. 5th ed. Chicago, IL : Ferguson Pub. Co., c1997.

(E 184 .A1 M5 1997)

Multicultural Resources on the Internet. The United States and Canada. Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1999.

(E 184 .A1 G874 1999)
(Also available via the Internet)

Official Guide to Racial and Ethnic Diversity : Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Whites. Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist Publications, c1996.

(E 184 .A1 R77 1996 Reference)

Shinagawa, Larry Hajime and Michael Jang. Atlas of American Diversity. Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, c1998.

(E184.A1 S575 Reference)



Cabello-Argandoña, Roberto, Gómez-Quiñonez, Juan, and Herrera Durán, Patricia. The Chicana: A Comprehensive Bibliographic Study. Los Angeles: Chicano Research Library, Chicano Studies Center, University of California, 1975.

(Z 1361 .M4 C3 1975)

The Chicano Index. Berkeley, CA: Chicano Studies Library Publications Unit, 1989-.

(Z 1361 .M4 C46 Reference)

Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America. Contributing editor, Robert von Dassanowsky. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale Group, c2000.

(E 184.A1 G14 2000 Reference)

García-Ayvens, Francisco, Fisher, Darien, and Villarreal,Hilda. ¿Quién sabe?: A Preliminary List of Chicano Reference Materials. Los Angeles, Calif.: Chicano Studies Center, UCLA, 1981. (Bibliographic and reference series: no. 11)

(Z 1361 .M4 U55 1981 Reference)

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States. Houston: Arte Publico Press; Madrid: Instituto de Cooperacion Iberamericana, 1993-1994. 4 vols.

(E 184 .S75 H365 1993 Reference)

Dictionary of Hispanic Biography. Joseph C. Tadiff ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.

(CT 1343 .D53 1996 Reference)

Ethnic News Watch. (WWW)

Foster, David William. Sourcebook of Hispanic Culture in the United States. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.

(Z 1361 .S7 S64 1982 Reference)

The Hispanic-American Experience - CDROM. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 1995.

(E 184 .S75 H564 1995 Reference Desk)

Hispanic-American Material Culture : An Annotated Directory of Collections, Sites, Archives, and Festivals in the United States. Compiled by Joe S. Graham. New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.

(E 184 .S75 G69 1989 Reference)

Hispanic Americans : a Statistical Sourcebook. Edited by Louise L. Hornor. Palo Alto, CA : Information Publications, c1998.

(E 184 S 75 H5655 Reference)

Kanellos, Nicolas. Chronology of Hispanic-American History : From Pre-Columbian Times to the Present. New York : Gale Research, c1995.

(E 184 .S75 C49 1995 Reference)

Kanellos, Nicolas, ed. The Hispanic-American Almanac: a Reference Work on Hispanics in the United States. Detroit: Gale Research, 1993.

(E 184 .S75 H563 1993 Reference)

Latino Encyclopedia. Edited by Richard Chabrán and Rafael Chabrán. New York : Marshall Cavendish, c1996.

(E 184 .S75 L357 1996 Reference)

Martínez, Julio A. Chicano Scholars and Writers : A Bio-Bibliographical Directory. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1979.

(E 184 .M5 M385 Reference)

Martínez, Julio A., and Burns, Ada. Mexican Americans: An Annotated Bibliography of Bibliographies. Saratoga,Calif.: R&E Publishers, 1984.

(Z 1361 .M4 M36 1984)

Meier, Matt S. Bibliography of Mexican American History. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984.

(Z 1361 .M4 M414 1984 Reference)

---. Dictionary of Mexican American History. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1981.

(E 184 .M5 M453 Reference)

---. Encyclopedia of the Mexican American civil rights movement. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000.

(E 184.M5 M458 2000 Reference)

Meier, Matt S. Notable Latino Americans : A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.

(E 184 .S75 M35 1997 Reference)
(Also available via the Internet)

Nahuatl to Rayuela: the Latin American Collection at Texas. Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1992.

(Z 1601 .N28 1992)

Pino, Frank. Mexican Americans: A Research Bibliography. East Lansing: Latin American Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1974. 2 vols.

(Z 1361 .M4 P55 Reference)

Robinson, Barbara J. and Robinson, J. Cordell. The Mexican American: A Critical Guide to Research Aids. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1980. (Foundations in library and information science, v. 1)

(Z 1361 .M4 R62 Reference)

Shorris, Earl. Latinos: a Biography of the People. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1992.

(E 184 .S75 S5 1992)

Statistical handbook on U.S. Hispanics. Compiled and edited by Frank L. Schick and Renee Schick. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1991.

(E 184 .S75 S27 1991 Reference)

Statistical Record of Hispanic Americans. Edited by Marlita A. Reddy. Detroit : Gale Research, c1993.

(E 184 .S75 S74 1993 Reference)

Talbot, Jane Mitchell, and Cruz, Gilbert R. A Comprehensive Chicano Bibliography, 1960- 1972. Austin, Tex.: Jenkins Publ. Co., 1973.

(Z 1361 .M4 T34 Reference)

Tatum, Charles M. A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Chicano Studies. 2nd ed. Lincoln, Neb.: Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 1979. (SSSAS Bibliographies, 101)

(Z 1361 .M4 T36 1979 Reference)

Trejo, Arnulfo D. Bibliografía Chicana: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research No., 1975. (Ethnic studies information guide series, v. 1)

(Z 1361 .M4 T73 Reference)

Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans. 1st ed. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1991- .

(E 184 .S75 W36 Reference)

Woods, Richard D. Reference Materials on Mexican Americans: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1976.

(E 184 .M5 W66)



UT-LANIC at the University of Texas at Austin

Contains many sociology resources under "Sociology" and "Development" including CLASCO documents.

LADARK: The Latin American Development Electronic Archive. Johns Hopkins University.
LADARK is also available through UT-LANIC and the SPLAT homepage

LADARK contains Working papers, bibliographies and data sets produced by research projects undertaken by faculty members in the Program in Comparative International Development at Johns Hopkins University.