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Overview

Abstract

This database provides access to 50 Hispanic newspapers from across the U.S., covering local, regional, national, and international news with an Hispanic perspective. 

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Sources

Sources for this review include information publicly posted or obtained directly from the publisher, data collected by CRL staff and members, and examination of the digital collection when possible. Other sources are noted where cited.

Reviewers

Center for Research Libraries

  • Virginia Kerr  Digital Program Manager

Analysis

Collection Content

This database includes content from 52 Hispanic newspapers from across the U.S., covering local, regional, national, and international news from an Hispanic perspective. Titles include El Diario/LA PRENSA (New York City), La Opinión (Los Angeles), Conexión (San Antonio), and Extra (Chicago).

A CRL analysis of the extent of title holdings indicates that while some holdings date from as early as the 1990s, database coverage of most titles begins in 2006; current title holdings peaked in 2008. See Appendix A for more detailed analysis. Also, as of March 2013, CRL noted an overlap with the larger database ProQuest Newsstand: 19 titles represented in this database are also found in ProQuest Newsstand.

Delivery

This is a text database only: articles from the newspapers are included in ASCII format. Abstracts and citations are also provided. Translation tools are available to translate articles from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.

The platform offers all features of ProQuest’s newest platform, including faceted options for massaging results and a word occurrence graph. It offers natural language searching and narrowing of searches by date, document types, and several other fields.

ProQuest does not offer MARC records for the titles.

Details


Direct from Publisher

Sources

Sources for this review include information publicly posted or obtained directly from the publisher, data collected by CRL staff and members, and examination of the digital collection when possible. Other sources are noted where cited.

Collection Content

Subjects coveredCurrent events, economics, politics, business, the arts
Geographic coverageUnited States and international
Chronological coverage1991 to present (for some titles); majority from 2006
Content types newspapers
Source formats electronic facsimile files (from the publisher; not "born digital" although usually available on the publishers' websites)
Total titles52
Total pagesNA
PDigital collection launch date2006
PUpdate frequency daily
Collection ongoingY
Completion dateNA
Available supplements NA
Major languagesSpanish, Portuguese, English
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Technical Platform

Browser compatibilityNetscape 4.7x or higher; Microsoft IE 5 or higher; Firefox 3.5 or higher; Chrome
Authentication optionsIP recognition; password barcode; referring URL; embedded URL
Archiving solution – master filesArchived by ProQuest
Archiving solution – derivative filesArchived by ProQuest
Availability in web discovery toolsY (Summon)
Open URL targetY
Federated searching, z39.50Y
Local host optionY (with Perpetual Access License)
Usage statisticsY
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Interface Tools

Full text displayedY
Page imagesN
Color imagesN
Search full textY
Advanced searchY
Search within resultsY
Limit results by dates and/or document typesY
Display highlighted search termsY
Display snippet -- search term in contextN
Relevance sortingN
Save searchesY
Download PDFN
Download HTMLY
Print pageY
Print full documentY
Export citationsY
Annotation toolsN
Cross-product searchingY
PILLY (provided the loan is not done in a manner or magnitude that would replace the recipient library's own subscription)
Restrictions on useY
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Provider

Publisher / DistributorProQuest LLC
Address789 E. Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Contactwww.proquest.com
Related product(s) various ProQuest Newsstand databases
CRL Profile of Publisher
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Terms

Options
Subscription optionY
Purchase optionN
Multiple year payments optionNA
Hosting charges
List of purchasers available
Sample license available
MARC records purchase feeNA
Price tier basis
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