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About - LAPTOC

The Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents database, or LAPTOC, provides open electronic access to the tables of contents of journals published in Latin America and the Caribbean between the years 1994 and 2009. LAPTOC consists of 975 academic and research journals published in 29 countries in the region, including bibliographic references to more than 340,000 articles in the area's major languages. Database searches can be made by journal title, keywords in author and article titles, and country of publication. The user can save citations, create bibliographies, and e-mail or download results of searches.

The original intention of the project was to provide awareness of Latin American journals not widely held in the United States. Many libraries in the US purchased these journals and contributed the tables of contents to help build the database. Contributing libraries and institutions in the US and Latin America included:
  • University of Arizona
  • Arizona State University
  • Biblioteca Inca
  • Boston College
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamerica
  • Columbia University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Florida International University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • Harvard University
  • University of Illinois
  • Indiana University
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • University of Kansas
  • Library of Congress
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Miami
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of New Mexico
  • New York University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Princeton University
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • Rice University
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Universidad de San Andres
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • Tulane University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of the West Indies/ St. Augustine
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Yale University



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