The Gordon Library is Providing Trial Access to Hispanic Heritage & History Primary Source Databases


George C. Gordon Library

The Gordon Library is providing trial access to several significant primary source databases from Readex – a division of NewsBank.  The trial runs from September 1st - October 15th.

The Readex resources included in this trial are:

Caribbean History and  Culture, 1535-1920

- Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920, is the largest and most significant collection of its kind. More than 1,200 fully cataloged and searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera cover the history of this broad region from the 16th century to the early 20th century.  

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876

- the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region provides a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This unique resource is essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.   

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

- represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. 

Hispanic Life in America, 1704-2009 

- the single most comprehensive digital archive of primary source documents related to Hispanic American life. This three-part collection is sourced from more than 17,000 global news sources, including over 700 Spanish-language or bilingual publications, dating from 1704 to today.

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: 1941-1996

- a fully searchable digital archive that includes firsthand accounts from reputable sources around the world, covering such important events as post-World War II Jewish resettlement, South African apartheid, Latin American migrations to the United States and much more.  

Latin American Newspapers, 1805-1922

- offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries, these resources provide a wide range of viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items.


These trial databases can be accessed at:

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