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SPAN 3441: Latin American Culture & Civilization: Articles

Latin American Culture and Civilization

Hint for your Assignment

Much of your research for your paper will come from journals located in databases

On this page, you will find:

  • A graphic showing you how to use WorldCat to find sources (left column)
  • A video showing you how to set up Google Scholar's Advanced Options to find journal articles (bottom right column)
  • A tutorial teaching you how to use a database to find articles (right column)
  • Links to important databases for the field of Latin American Studies


Foreign Languages research requires you to reach out to 

Unlike the Library Catalog, which lists the physical and virtual holdings of ECU, you will find the books and items in other libraries on WorldCat. That means that if you find something, you may not be able to get it right away. You may have to make an Interlibrary Loan request. 

First, go to Advanced Search.

WorldCat image for advanced search

On the Advanced Search page, click Add/Remove Databases.

Worldcat tutorial to select databases

Choose the following databases to search:

Worldcat tutorial to select databases, step 2

Here are the results. Click on the title of a book to see if we have it, and to request it via Interlibrary Loan.

Worldcat results page



Finding Articles about a Topic

Online Databases: To search for articles on Latin American culture, consider using the following databases. 

Foreign Language Databases

The following are direct links to all of the subscription databases for ECU Libraries on the subject of Foreign Languages.

Research Tutorial: Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages Database Tutorial

Click the button above to be taken to a Guide on the Side tutorial that will teach you how to search in the MLA International Complete database.

Setting Up Google Scholar

Although this video was made by NC State, you can follow the instructions to get the ECU Libraries' links on your Google account.