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Welcome to My Research Sources for Latin American Civilization!

Chao Chen, your class research librarian
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Path of Discovery in JumboSearch, (our book catalog and more)

  1. Find a relevant book (e.g., from your assigned readings?)
  2. Note the descriptive language of the Catalog record.
  3. Use that language in further searches

e.g., Click on Subject Headings in the record to see further results and related topics; and/or combine these subject phrases with other keywords for a more focused search:

Title:: Pirate novels: fictions of nation building in Spanish America
Author Gerassi-Navarro, Nina.
Subjects: Historical fiction, Spanish American -- History and criticism
  Nationalism and literature -- Latin America
  Pirates in literature
  Spanish American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism


Browse the following titles and use the above method to find more books on topics of your interests:

Evaluatiing Information

Journal Articles 

1. All Subjects

2. Latin American Studies

3. Subject Databases

Tip: Crash a Research Party

Subject-specific databases are where scholars in a given research area gather to sharing with each other their scholarship. For example, the subject database Film and Television Literature Index. is where film historians and scholars are having their research party. Throw titles/filmmakers that interest you into the database; then "listen to" the conversations about them: how scholars have studied them? If you don’t yet have specific films/filmmakers in mind, entering keywords of topical themes, and observe what films are being associated with these topics, how and why?


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