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Finding Information for

Latin American Studies 310

by

Denis Lacroix

French/Spanish Librarian

http://www.library.ualberta.ca/instruction/hss/index.cfm

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Session Outline
  • Finding Basic Research Information and Subject Guides
  • Finding Books by author, subject, title, numbers
  • Boolean, Truncation, and Advanced Searching
  • Finding Articles in Periodicals using Databases
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The Research Question

HAPI

MLA

HLAS

¿Women and movies in Mexico?

finding basic research tools
Finding Basic Research Tools

Subject Guides

  • Click on the Subjects tab on the Library home page
  • Click on Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Under Area Studies
  • Click on Latin American Studies
    • In the yellow strip on the right-hand side, click on
      • Information Sources on Latin America
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Finding Basic Research Tools
  • Subject Headings
    • Motion pictures – Encyclopedias
    • Motion pictures – Latin America – Biography
    • Motion pictures -- Mexico
    • Online : Literature Resource Center e.g. [Advanced Search] [Author] Buñuel Luis
    • Key resources:
      • Quién es quién en el teatro y el cine español e hispanoamericano
      • New Latin American Cinema
finding books
Finding Books
  • By author:
    • [Browse] or [Keyword] Foster, David William
  • By title
    • Mexico City in contemporary Mexican cinema
  • Request or place a hold on a book
  • By numbers
    • [Call numbers] PN 1993.5 M4 F67
    • [ISBN] 0292725418
  • About an author as subject
    • [Browse] or [Keyword] Bunuel, Luis
advanced searching
Advanced Searching
  • Finding books about a topic
    • Think of variant or similar terms
    • Use Boolean operators, e.g. and, or
      • [Words Anywhere] Mexico and (motion pictures or film or movie or cinema). Now Search by [Subject].
  • Use truncation symbols: $ ?
    • [Subject] mexico and (motion picture$ or film$ or movie$ or cinema$)
    • Click on Advanced Search and add [Words anywhere] wom?n to the above search string.
finding articles in periodicals
Finding Articles in Periodicals
  • Periodicals contain articles.
  • The library catalogue cannot be used to find articles on your research topic. Instead, you need to search databases.
  • Databases are all different:
    • some contain full-text articles
    • some list only citations and abstracts
    • others have a mixture of both
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Periodical

Magazines or journals or newspapers. These are published on an ongoing basis.

Article

An individual essay, story, editorial etc., usually published in a periodical, but sometimes as a chapter in a book.

Citation

The written reference to a document.

Volume #

Issue #

The numbering system used to differentiate between individual issues of a periodical.

Full text

The complete text of the article is available in the database; it is not necessary to find the paper copy of the periodical

Abstract

A very short summary of an

article or book chapter.

databases academic search premier
Databases:Academic Search Premier
  • Searching examples:
    • [Subject] Mexico[Subject] motion picture* or film* or movie* or cinema*[Default Fields] wom?n
    • To view full-text, click on HTML or PDF
    • To save, mail, or print citations
      • Click on Add folder
      • Click on Folder has items
      • Click on option
databases hispanic american periodicals index hapi
Databases:Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
  • Click on Search:
    • [Subject] motion picture mexico [Keyword] wom
  • Save citations to bibliography and send by e-mail or print
  • Search for periodical in Library catalogue
    • Search for Studies in Latin American Popular Culture
    • In Library Catalogue Choose Browse and Periodical Title in “Other Search Options”
    • Periodical is available online! But, check the citation carefully!
databases handbook of latin american studies hlas
Databases:Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
  • Go to Expert Search
    • [Subject] film* mexico
    • Click on Search for variants and Search
  • Click on citation number to see full citation.
  • Click on related article subjects for more articles
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This is a book.

This is a book chapter. Search for book title in the Library catalogue to find this chapter.

Click Subjects for more titles on a related topic.

To refine your search, click on subjects.

databases mla international bibliography
Databases:MLA International Bibliography
  • Search for (movie* or motion picture* or film* or video* or cinema* or actor*) and mexico and wom?n
  • Combine searches by checking terms and clicking on Combine checked..
  • Click on Display.
  • Search for periodical or book titles in Library Catalogue.
    • or click on Check for holdings.
more databases
More Databases
  • Click on the Subjects tab on the Library home page.
  • Click on Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Under Area Studies
  • Click on Latin American Studies.
    • Scroll down through the databases and find more information on each by clicking on More Info.
    • Other Databases to consider seriously:
      • Humanities Abstracts or MLA.
let s practice
Let’s Practice
  • Find the Latin American Studies Subject Guide.
  • Find a film encyclopedia.
  • Find a book on Brazilian cinema.
  • Find a periodical article on the movies in Bolivia using the database MLA
  • Find a periodical in citations from preceding search at the Library
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