Latin American Civilization.
Research Sources & Tips
A Few New Titles at Tisch Library
The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture. F1408.3 .C283 2004
Routledge handbook of Latin American politics / edited by Peter Kingstone and Deborah J. Yashar.
This series includes 20 titles of twenty individual countries.
Dictionary of Afro-Latin American civilization / Benjamin Nuñez, with the assistance of the African Bibliographic Center.
Latin American Public Opinion Project (Vanderbilt University Dept of Political Science)
Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean (1997 to present)
Latin American social movements in the twenty-first century: resistance, power, and democracy / edited by Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden, and Glen David Kuecker.
Dancing with dynamite: social movements and states in Latin America / by Benjamin Dangl.
Peoples of the earth: ethnonationalism, democracy, and the indigenous challenge in "Latin" America / Martin Edwin Andersen; foreword by Robert A. Pastor.
Latin American independence: an anthology of sources / edited and translated by Sarah C. Chambers and John Charles Chasteen.
A. Use Library Catalogs to find books
B. Sample Searches:
(note the search pattern; modify to your own needs)
2. WorldCat (beyond Tufts)
Path of Discovery in the Catalog
1. Find a title/author (assigned readings/Course Reserves);
2. Note the descriptive language of the Catalog record.
3. Use that language in further searches
e.g. Click on subject/author in the record to see further results and related topics.
Title The Indian in Latin American history: resistance, resilience, and acculturation / John E. Kicza, editor. Publisher Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008. Subject Indians -- History. Latin America -- History. Indians -- Ethnic identity. Indians -- Cultural assimilation. Acculturation -- Latin America. Latin America -- Politics and government.
Using the method as described in the left column, I have selected a few subject browses based on readings in your syllabus:
Focus on particular issues
2. Focus on an Individual Country
1. music* searches for music, musical, and all forms of the word, music.
2. and in between keywords and phrases.
3. Or and ( ) to search any or all of the words.
4. " " around phrases.
A. Subject Databases for Journal Articles
B. Popular Press
C. Finding Full Text
JSTOR is a favorite with its full texts in core journals of all disciplines. Project Muse does not include exactly the same JSTOR journals, but it has more recent and current articles on many topics.
3. Academic OneFile
All subjects; a convenient Quick Start.
5. Literature (MLA)
MLA is the principal bibliographic tool for literary studies.
7. Latin American Studies (Both English and Spanish language materials.)
8. HAPI (a larger database compared to the above, including scholarship on Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States.)
9. When you GoogleScholar, a limited scholarly universe; set your Scholar Preferences to access our full texts.
Latin American Newspapers Series 1, 1805-1922 (45 newspapers)
Latin American Newspapers Series 2, 1822-1922 (250 additional titles)
Hispanic American Newspapers (1808 1980)
Ethnic NewsWatch 1960 -
Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)
New York Times Online Archive
(1851 - 3 years before current date)
Times Digital Archive (1785 - 1985)
British Humanities Index (1962- )
Book, Movie, Music, Play, And Video Reviews (in LexisNexis)
Factiva (including Spanish Language sources)
1. Click on the button in your search results screen to a window of three sequential options:
a. link to the digital full text when available;
b. link to a Library Catalog search for the print journal;
c. link to ILliad for requesting the article when the above two options are negative.
2. Search for a journal directly here:
a. Tufts Library Catalog (including e-journals)
c. Use ILliad to request your article, if Tufts does not have your journal.
IV. Writing and Citing
A Short Guide to Writing about Literature by Sylvan Barnet. Ref: PE1479.C7 B3
Writing about Literature (Writing Center at UNC.)
A Short Guide to Writing about Film by Timothy Corrigan. Ref: PN1995 .C66 2010
Writing About Film (Dartmouth Writing Program)
Tufts Academic Resources Center -- Writing Tutors
MLA Style (for citing sources)