Informe Academico is a great resource for those needing research materials in both Spanish and Portugeuse about Latin America. If you and your patrons are familiar with Academic OneFile then you will have no problem navigating Informe Academico. Informe has articles and research both from Latin America and on topics relating to Latin America in one easy to use database.
Searching for articles and other resources on Informe Academico is setup just like Academic OneFile for easy use! So even if you cannot read Spanish and you do not want to translate the page to the language you use the most it will still be easy to navigate through the main page.
Here is Informe Academico’s Main Page:
Academic OneFile’s Main Page:
You can see both Informe Academico and Academic OneFile have a Topic Finder in the lower left have corner. They both also have subject guide search and publication search options directly below the basic search bar. And finally both have Top Searches directly to the right of the Topic Finder option. Informe and OneFile even both share a counter at the bottom of their main pages showing how many articles they currently house.
That being said – if you do not read Spanish but know you need to search for an article from Informe Academico simply choose a more familiar language from the drop down menu as pictured below.
Once you have chosen an article you can have it translated into another language via a drop down menu but it does take time and the parent company Gale does give a disclaimer that this translation is likely imperfect. However, if you have a student who is studying a topic that is based in Latin America, an individual who is a native Spanish or Portuguese speaker and looking for research articles, or simply a student looking to practice their Spanish and Portuguese comprehension then this is the resource to recommend!
-Adrianne, Northland Public Library