FE224/HY224 Survey in Latin American History
Interim Interdisciplinary Programs Liaison Librarian
Library Research Guide
Professor Peter Blasenheim Block 2 (Fall 2011)
- Getting Started
- Finding Books
- Finding Primary Sources
- Finding Secondary Sources
- Tips for Finding Fulltext Articles
- Citing and Managing Your Research
- Research Help
A good place for starting your project is reference books or encyclopedias that have overviews on many topics. You’ll be able to brainstorm ideas, place topics into a larger context, find bibliographies of related books and articles, and glean keywords for database searches.
General Reference Sources
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online (TIP: look under the section Latin America Since the Mid-20th Century)
- Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World (TIP: search by typing in the name of a specific country, such as Argentina)
Latin American History Reference Sources
- An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History (First Floor Reference G1541 .S1 .L3 2007)
- Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean (First Floor Reference F1406 .C36 1992)
- A Companion to Latin American History (Third Floor F1410 .C727 2008)
- Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (online)
- The History Atlas of South America (First Floor Reference G1701 .S1 .E4 1998)
- Human Rights in Latin America, 1964-1980: A Selective Annotated Bibliography (First Floor Reference JC599 .L3 H85 1985)
- Latin America: A Political Dictionary (First Floor Reference F1406 .R67 1992)
- Latin American History (Third Floor F1410 .L35 1986)
- People and Issues in Latin American History: From Independence to the Present – Sources and Interpretations (Third Floor F1412 .P457 1990)
- A Political and Economic Dictionary of Latin America (First Floor Reference F1406 .C35 2004)
- Revolution and Structural Change in Latin America; A Bibliography on Ideology, Development, and the Radical Left (1930-1965) (First Floor Reference HX110.5 .C49)
Your have access to books from three sources: TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat.
The fastest way to find books is to search the TIGER catalog by keyword or subject:
For ideas on creating effective TIGER searches, visit the Advanced Keyword Search page.
TIP: When you go to the stacks to find a specific book, take a minute to browse the books around it. Quite often you’ll come across other useful books on the same topic.
If the books you want are checked out or not owned by Tutt Library, you can request them through the Prospector - Colorado Unified Catalog . Prospector gives you access to materials (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) from libraries throughout Colorado and Wyoming. However, plan ahead: it takes three to five business days for the materials to arrive at the Tutt Library circulation desk for check out.
If you have any questions about TIGER, Prospector, or WorldCat, feel free to ask any of the librarians at the reference desk for help.
Finding Primary Sources
Bound Historical Journals
You can find historical bound journals on the second floor of Tutt Library, some of which date back to the 1800s. Issues of the news magazines TIME and Newsweek begin in 1923 and 1936, respectively.
Online Historical Journals
Online Historical Newspapers
Finding Secondary Sources
Latin American Studies Databases
Tips for Finding Full Text Articles
Not every article you find in a database will be available in full text. If you come across one that’s not, just follow the black, white, and gold Tutt Link logo to find out if the full text appears in any other databases at Tutt Library or if you’ll need to request the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Learn how to use Tutt Link to find full text.
Sometimes you’ll have a full citation from another source. In this case, the fastest way to find out if we own the article is through Find Journals. You’ll see whether or not Tutt Library has the journal and which issues we own. If we do not have the full text of your article, you may request it by filling out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
Articles requested through Interlibrary Loan may arrive in as little as 24 to 48 hours. However, you must be registered with ILLiad to make requests (see First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan).
Citing and Managing Your Research
Professor Blasenheim asks for formatting and citation (footnotes/endnotes and bibliography) in the Chicago/Turabian documentation style. Tutt Library has plenty of copies of The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers. For a sample history research paper formatted in Chicago style, check out Diana Hacker’s Research and Documentation Online.
You can easily compile and format your citations using RefWorks. Tutt Library has online RefWorks tutorials, an FAQ page, and classes at Tutt Library. If you have any questions, feel free to ask the librarians at the reference desk, tutors at the CC Writing Center, or contact me for help.
Contact the Reference Desk, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., x6662, IM=tuttlibrarian
Contact Daryl Alder, Interim Interdisciplinary Programs Librarian, x6669, Tutt Library 201