Here's a link to the ebook version of the Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture in Gale Virtual Reference Library. Log in as you would for GVRL, listed above.
Remember, we're here to help you figure things out. Ask Sue or Peter for help in using the databases.
BOOKS ON RESERVE
Please share. You need to fill out the yellow slips and leave them on the shelf in the Manuscript Room if the book leaves the room. Remember, books check out for one block at a time, or overnight if checked out at the end of the school day. Please return the books by 8am the following morning. Your classmates will thank you for sticking to the rules.
Save Time and Frustration
Start with an overview of the country and its foreign policy, carefully noting the names of leaders, groups, political incidents, and dates when important conflicts or political events occurred.
Here are some keyword examples for a couple of Latin American countries: Chile, Allende, Pinochet, 1973, junta, Argentina, "Operation Condor," "Dirty War," CIA intervention, Perón, Marxist, disappearance*, etc.
Start with reference books (or Modern World History Online) to get the general overview, and once you have a firm understanding, begin searching the databases for articles on your topic.
GREAT CHOICE FOR AN OVERVIEW
Three databases listed below are all good choices. Academic Search Premier is a real champ on these topics!