Try Oxford Bibliographies-Latin American Studies for topics like "Women in Modern Latin American History" "Argentinian Literature" "Puerto Rican Literature" for summaries of the literature of key topics.
Or try handbooks and "companion to" books that feature chapters on key topics:
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.
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: