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Caribbean Studies: Journals

The Caribbean Studies page aim is to offer information on this subject to researchers and students. Different types of resources including books, journals, theses and films can be accessed from this page.

Finding journals

A wide range of key printed journals for Caribbean Studies can be found at the Bodleian Latin American Centre Library, Bodleian closed stacks, the Law Library and Social Science Library.

To find both printed and electronic journal titles search SOLO, Oxford Libraries' catalogue or browse on e-Journals A-Z.

Finding journal articles

Use Oxford Libguides: Databases A-Z to find journal articles on a country or subject.  Key databases for Caribbean studies are:


Google Scholar is also an easy way of finding journal articles.  See the tips below.

  Google Scholar tips

Here are some tips to get the best out of Google Scholar:

  • Use as many relevant keywords as possible when searching.
  • If you have a phrase "put it in quotation marks"
  • Use a minus sign before a word to exclude it from the search.
  • On campus you will have links to 'Find it at Oxford', off campus you can activate these by searching for Oxford on the Library Links option in Scholar Preferences.
  • If you use Endnote or Refworks you can set these as your bibliographic manager preference in Scholar Preferences.

Journals available on the Internet (open access)

The journals below are available on the Internet:

Le Progressiste: organe du Parti Progressiste Martiniquais: 1488 issues are available from 1958 (year of the first publication) to 2009 digitized by The Digital Library of the Caribbean.

 Remote access

Ways to access subscription resources off campus:

  1. Single Sign-On (SSO). Sign on to SOLO or your University email and your browser retains the sign on. This allows you to access most e-resources as if you were on campus. 
  2. VPN (Virtual Private Network). Register with OUCS to log on to the network via VPN. Once logged on you can access all e-resources as if you were on campus.

For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access guide.

List of Caribbean studies abstracts and indexes