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Research Guides@Tufts

Mapping the Latin American Metropolis: Books

Research guide for SPN159

InterLibrary Loan

If we don't seem to have access to a book or article you need, request we borrow a copy from another library using interlibrary loan.

Plan ahead: it can take time to mail books to Tisch.

If you cannot come to Tisch, there are options to mail the book directly to your house.

Picking up books from Tisch

Tisch now offers many ways to get books.

  1. You can retrieve them from the stacks yourself (help: reading call numbers) and check them out at the front desk or using our self-checkout app.
  2. You can request the books be put on hold for you at the front desk. 
  3. You can request we mail you the books if you can't come to campus. 
  4. If you only need 1-2 chapters of a book, use Document Delivery and we'll scan those chapters and email them to you.


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JumboSearch shows the books & e-books available at Tufts, as well as many articles, book reviews, and more we have access to.

Tip: For scholarly criticism, search for the name of the filmmaker/author with "criticism and interpretation."  Try this with the name of the film/book too.

Tip: For books about themes in films, try searching "[topic] in motion pictures" for example "immigration in motion pictures" or "women in motion pictures" and add "Argentina" or "Latin America" as another keyword.  You can try "[topic] in literature" as well.

Tip: For books about a particular city, try the adding the city and country and terms like "social life and customs" or "social conditions" or "politics and government."  For example, "Buenos Aires (Argentina) -- Social life and customs" as a subject search brings back books and other items about life in Buenos Aires.

Some sample books from within JumboSearch:

Books Beyond Tufts: WorldCat

To search books held by libraries around the world. Use InterLibrary Loan services to get access to books.