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Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO): Latin American Studies

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Hrsg. v. Ben Vinson

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Oxford University Press

 

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10689219

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Though the scholarly study of Latin America, a region of 20 countries and over 569 million people, is not new, the bringing together of various disciplinary approaches according to a single geographic region represents a fairly recent shift. Latin American studies includes a vast range of disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, economics, anthropology, and political science. Area studies in general have proliferated in the latter half of the twentieth century and Latin American studies in particular has been propelled forward as a distinct field of study by major international changes, such as the end of the Cold War. As the field continues to grow, to shape and be shaped by global politics, scholars are faced with an ever-increasing amount of new information. Scholars must constantly consider new discoveries, new interpretations, and new theoretical ideas in the field. The multidisciplinary nature of Latin American studies makes it particularly challenging to stay informed about every applicable area. A great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship, research, and statistics appearing in online databases.

OBO Latin American studies is an entirely new and unique type of reference tool that has been specially created to meet a great need among today's students, scholars, and researchers. It offers more than other bibliography initiatives on- and offline by providing expert commentary to help users find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. It facilitates research in a way that other guides cannot by providing direct links to online library catalogs and other online resources. Organizing the resource around discrete subject entries will allow for quick and easy navigation that users expect when working on screen.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online is an online-only resource designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best scholarship available, whether it be a book, chapter, journal, website, or database.

Each subject module is composed of a series of entries covering the major areas of scholarship within that discipline. Entries feature a unique design specifi cally created to accommodate the way research is conducted online.

Combining the best features of a research level encyclopedia and the traditional bibliography...

Each entry includes:

- Heading - concisely identifies the types of resources and key areas of scholarship

- Commentary Text - provides a synoptic, narrative guide with recommendations to guide users through the citations that follow and to draw attention to connections between the items in the list

- Bibliography - provides a selective list of citations to the best and most useful resources

- Annotations - provide guidance about the content of each citation and how each will aid research

Continual expansion and the stamp of excellence...

- Each subject module has an Editor in Chief and an Editorial Board and is reviewed annually for updates.

- Includes specially-commissioned expert recommendations with critical supportive text and annotation, providing full context for understanding citations

- 50- 100 entries at launch per subject all peer reviewed and board vetted

- Updated 3-times a year with 50-75 entries per year added to each subject module

Features

- Sort results alphabetically - by relevance, alphabetically

- Advanced search - allow users to search for citations by author or title of work, limit by subject module and by resource type (eg book, journal article, website)

- Email search results

- Direct linking to online resources and library catalogues

- Export citations to EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, RefWorks or Zotero.

- DOIs (static URLs) to be available at entry level

- My OBO citations can be saved to build and customise bibliographies

- RSS feeds for My OBO account holders - new entries

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