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General References

Latin American Collection: General Reference Print Resources Available at Yale University Library

Listed here is a selection of ready-reference sources, including bibliographies, dictionaries, directories, and general guides, held by Yale. For availability of the listed titles, check the library catalog Orbis. Consult with a reference librarian for information about additional reference materials.

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General Bibliographies
Afro-American Folk Culture: an annotated bibliography of materials from North, Central and South America, and the West Indies (John F. Szwed. Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, 1978. 2 vols.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z5984 A44 +S95 (LC)
An excellent source for materials on black dancing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Materials are arranged by region, and within region by country.

Amazonia: bibliografia (Rio de Janeiro: Instituto Brasileiro de Bibliografia e Documentac�o, 1963-. 2 vols.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1694 A55 R56 (LC)
Citations to 13,396 books, articles, and other works on the greater Amazonian region. Covers material in all disciplines from the sciences to the humanities pertaining to the area's development from 1601 to 1970.

Am�rica Latina colonial : bibliografia b�sica (John M. Monteiro, Francisco Moscoso, compiladores. S�o Paulo : CELA, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 1990. 238 p.)

SML / Z1601 M575X 1990 (LC)
Arranged by topic within each country and region.

Bibliograf�a americanista espa�ola, 1935-1963 (Seville, 1964. 565 p.)
SML, Yale Classification X401 964J
List of books and articles dealing with Latin America from the pre-Columbian period through the national period.

Bibliograf�a general de las artes del espect�culo en Am�rica Latina (Horacio Jorge Becco. Paris: UNESCO, 1977. 118 p.)
SML / Z1609 D7 B42 (LC)
A useful reference source citing, 1,797 annotated items. Emphasis is on studies on theater and cinema. Arranged by country.

Bibliograf�a del teatro hispanoamericano contempor�neo, 1900-1980 (Fernado de Toro. Frankfurt: Velag Klaus Dieter Vervuert, 1985. 2 vols.)
SML / Z1609 D7 T67 (LC)
Includes books, articles, theses, and book reviews. There is no overall index. Valuable reference source for the twentieth-century theater.

Bibliograf�a latinoamericana de pol�tica y partidos pol�ticos (Alejandro Witker Vel�squez. San Jos�: CAPEL, 1988. 310 p.)
SML / Z1609 P64 W57 1988 (LC)
Consisting of over 4,000 citations of primarily Latin American imprints of the 1970s and 1980s relating to politics and political parties.

Bibliograf�a teol�gica comentada del �rea iberoamericana (Buenos Aires: Instituto Superior Evang�lico de Estudios Teol�gicos de la Asociaci�n Interconfesional de Estudios Teol�gicos, 1975-. Annual.)

SML / Z7753 B53 (LC)
The most comprehensive index to Latin American religious journal literature, though slow to be published. Annotated bibliography cites annually approximately 4,500 articles from over 1,500 journals and 3,500 books.

Bibliographic Guide to Latin American Studies (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1979- Annual, vol. 1-, 1978-)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1610 +B52 (LC)
This annual bibliography of new monographs aims at universal coverage of the field. Consists of publications collected by theLatin American Collection of the University of Texas and the Library of Congress.

A Bibliographical Guide to the Spanish American Theater (Frank P. Hebblethwaite. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Union, 1969. 84 p.)

SML / Z1609 L7 +P35 vol. 6 (LC)
An excellent reference source with fully annotated entries including both the literary and performing aspects of the subject.

Bibliography of Latin American and Caribbean Bibliographies (Lionel V. Loro�a, comp. Madison: SALALM, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1985- Annual.)

SML / Z1601 A2 +B54X (LC)
This is the most current listing of bibliographies, it updates Gropp and its supplements on an annual basis. Arranged by subject. It is cumulated every five years.

Bibliography of Latin American Bibliographies (Arthur Eric Gropp, comp. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1968. 515 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1601 A2 +G76 1968 (LC)
Still one of the most valuable resources for Latin American materials. Contains nearly 7,000 references to work before 1965. Updated by supplementary editions up to 1979.

A Bibliography of Latin American Bibliographies, 1980-1984 : Social Sciences and Humanities (Lionel V. Loro�a, ed. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1987. 223 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1601 A2 G76 1968 SUPPL.
Contains 9,715 bibliographies cited in over 1,000 periodicals. Arranged by discipline and subdivided by country. Follows A Bibliography of Latin American bibliographies, 1975-1979 :social sciences and humanities and followed by A Bibliography of Latin American and Caribbean bibliographies, 1985-1989 : social sciences and humanities

Bibliography of Latin American Theater Criticism, 1940-1974 (Le�n F. Lyday. Austin, Texas: Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1976. 243 p.)

SML / Z1609 D7 L9 (LC)
A critical bibliography covering all aspects of theatrical activity, which the authors believe spans a period of particular vitality.

A bibliography of the Caribbean (Marian Goslinga. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c1996. 341 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1595 G68X 1996 (LC)

A bibliography of United States - Latin American Relations since 1810: a selected list of eleven thousand published references (David E. Trask, [et al], eds. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, [1968]. 441 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1609 R4 T73 (LC)
The fundamental source for the field; organized by country (guides and aids) followed by a detailed chronological-topical division. Updated by Michael Meyer's Supplement to a bibliography of United States - Latin American Relations since 1810 , covering 1967-1978.

Black slavery in the americas: an interdisciplinary bibliography, 1865-1980 (John David Smith. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982. 2 vols.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z7164 S6 S63 1982 (LC)
Comprehensive bibliography on black slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Coverage is limited to English language books, articles, theses, dissertations, and review essays which appeared between 1865 and 1980.

Bolet�n de antropolog�a americana (M�xico: Instituto Panamericano de Geograf�a e Historia, 1980-. Semiannual. Vol. 1-, June 1980-.)

SML / E51 B59 (LC)
Each volume features a bibliographic section which lists recent works. Arranged by categories of social and physical anthropology, and archaeology.

Brazil in Reference Books, 1965-1989 (Ann Kane Hartness. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1991.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1671 H39X 1991 (LC)
A very thorough and well-annotated bibliography of separately published reference works on Brazil.

Brazil since 1930: An Annotated Bibliography for Social Historians (Robert M. Levine. New York: Garland, 1980. 336 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1671 L48 (LC)
Offers 1,845 annotated citations arranged topically. Covers a broad range of Brazil's historical development since 1930 with a focus on political and social change.

Cat�logo da exposic�o de hist�ria do Brasil (Bras�lia: Editora Universidade de Bras�lia, 1981. 2 vols.)

SML / Z1671 C35 1981 (LC)
A monumental work of lasting importance for Brazilian historical bibliography. The 20,337 entries are grouped by subject and by type of material.

The Catholic Left in Latin America: a comprehensive bibliography (Therrin C. Dahlin. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1981. 410 p.)

SML / Z7165 L3 D33 (LC)
Unannotated list of 3,966 books and articles arranged by country and then by subject. Covers 1960-78. Not comprehensive. Excludes liberation theology and Christian democracy, and is weak on Central America.

Central America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: an annotated bibliography (Kenneth J. Grieb. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1988. 573 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1437 G74 1988 (LC)
Well annotated union list of social science books (journals and articles are excluded) covering Central America since Independence in the Tulane University Library, the Biblioteca Nacional de Guatemala, the Biblioteca Nacional de Costa Rica, and the Library of Congress. Arranged by country (Panama is excluded and Belize is included).

Communism in Latin America, a Bibliography: the post-war years, 1945-1960 (Ludwig Lauerhass. Los Angeles: Center of Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1968. 78 p.)

LSF-Request for Use / AGS4 C128a
Useful bibliography citing primarily Latin American, U.S. and Soviet authors. Contains broad subject index. See also Communism in Latin America, an international bibliography: 1900-1945, 1960-1967
Contribuci�n para una bibliograf�a de las ideas latinoamericanas (Horacio Jorge Becco. Paris: UNESCO, 1981. 230 p.)

SML / Z1601 B43 (LC)
Bibliography of 4,720 books and articles. Philosophical works constitute a large percentage of the total compilation. Excellent source.

Economic Literature on the Commonwealth Caribbean: select bibliography, based on material available in Barbados (Audine C. Wilkinson...[et al.]. Barbados: University of the West Indies, 1987. 503 p.)

SML / Z1595 +W55 1987 (LC)
Useful bibliography of materials on the Caribbean economy.

Folk Dances of Latin America (Lisa Lekis. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1958. 309 p.)

SML / XN60 D3 958L
An invaluable source which contains well annotated bibliographies of books and articles on the folk dances of each country or area.

A Guide to the Art of Latin America (Robert Chesta Smith and Elizabeth Wilder. Latin American Series, no. 21. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Govt. Printing Office], 1948. 480 p.)

SML / XJ18 S6 948s
Most important bibliography in the field of Latin American art. Covers materials published up to 1942 which deal with the colonial and modern art of M�xico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

A Guide to the History of Brazil, 1500-1822: the literature in English (Francis A. Dutra. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, [1980]. 625 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1686 D87 (LC)
An excellent source covering 939 books and articles in the English language. References are annotated at length and arranged in an elaborately designed subject classification.

Handbook of Latin American Art: manual de arte latinoamericano: a bibliographic compilation (Joyce Waddell Bailey, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Information Services, 1984-)

ART/ARCHITECTURE / Z5961 L3 H36 1984 (LC)
Comprehensive classified bibliography of the literature from colonial through contemporary periods for all of Latin America.

Handbook of Latin American Studies (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1935- Annual. Vol. 1., 1935-)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1605 H35 (LC)
Connect to Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) online
The most valuable and basic bibliographic source on Latin American topics. The coverage is selective for books and periodicals articles with short annotations. The Handbook is split into separate sections for the social sciences and the humanities as of 1964, with each published in alternate years.

Hispanic American bibliographies, including collective biographies, histories of literature and selected general works (Cecil K. Jones, comp. with critical notes onsources by Jos� Toribio Medina. Baltimore, The Hispanic American historical review, 1922. 200 p.)
SML, Arts of the Book / CPRollin Z1601 A2 J713 1922 (LC)

The Independent Monologue in Latin American Theatre: a primary bibliography with selective secondary sources (Duane Rhoades. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. 242 p.)

SML / Z1609 D7 R48 1985 (LC)
The author's introduction provides a good historical background to this specialized genre which has figured throughout Latin American theater history.

Iudaica brasiliensis (Marcos Margulies. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Document�rio, 1974. 159 p.)

SML / F2659 J5 M38 1979 (LC)
Annotated bibliography of 800 books published in Brazil on Jewish topics covering all subjects.

Latin America: a guide to economic history, 1830-1930 (Roberto Cort�s Conde and Stanley J. Stein, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977. 685 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; CCL / Z7165 L3 +L37 (LC)
Provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography of the Latin American economy from 1830 to 1930.

Latin America: a guide to the historical literature (Charles Carroll Griffin... [et al.]. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press. 1971. 700 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; CCL / Z1601 G74 (LC
Despite its age, the "Griffin Guide" remains the most useful single source for Latin American history.

Latin America, 1983-1987: A Social Science Bibliography (Robert Delorme. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. 391 p)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z7165 L3 D439 1988 (LC)
A regional and country approach to basic citations of books and scholarly articles. Emphasis is on English languages sources. Author and subject indexes.Supplements two previous works covering 1967-1979 and 1979-1983.

Latin America and the Caribbean; a bibliographical guide to works in English (S.A. Bayitch. Coral Gables, Fla., University of Miami Press, 1967. 943 p)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1601 B39 1967 (LC)

Latin America and the Caribbean: a dissertation bibliography (Carl W. Deal. ed. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, [1978?]. 164 p.)

SML / Z1610 +D4 (LC)
Still a quick useful source for browsing despite the availability of the more comprehensive Dissertation Abstracts. Supplement issued through 1984.

Latin America in Soviet writings: a bibliography (Robert G. Carlton, ed.; Leo Okinshevich, compiler. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1966. 2 vols.)

SML, Yale Classification / X446 966P
8600+ references to books and articles published in the Soviet Union from 1917-1969. Titles are translated into English.

Latin America in the Nineteenth Century: a selected bibliography lists over 1,000 "books of travel and description" published in English (Alva Curtis Wilgus. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1973. 174 p.)

CCL / Z1601 W55 (LC)
This exhaustive bibliography lists over 1,000 "books of travel and description" published in English on Latin America, including the Caribbean.

Latin America, Spain, and Portugal: a selected and annotated bibliographical guide to books published in the United States, 1954-1974 (A. Curtis Wilgus. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977. 910 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1601 W687 (LC)
Selected, annotated list of books and pamphlets published in the United States. Useful as a core list for historical research.

Latin American Economic Issues: information needs and sources (Papers of the Twenty-Six Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, 1981. [Madison, WI]: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Secretariat, University of Wisconsin, 1984. 354 p.)

SML / Z688 L4 S44 (LC)
Excellent collection of papers presented at the 26th annual meeting of SALALM; the theme was information sources on Latin American economics.

Latin American History: a guide to the literature in English (Robert Arthur Humphreys. London: Oxford University Press, 1958. 197 p.)

CCL / Z1601 H85 (LC)
A selective annotated bibliography of works in English dealing with Latin American history during both the colonial and national periods.

Latin American Marxism: a bibliography (Harry E. Vanden. New York: Garland, 1991. 869 p.)

SML / Z7164 S67 V36X 1991 (LC)
Arranged by four chronological periods with country subdivisions. Contains more than 6,300 citations of books and articles with comprehensive coverage of English language sources and selective coverage of other languages.

Latin American Newspapers in United States Libraries; a union list (Steven M. Charno. Austin Texas: University of Texas Press, [1969]. 619 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z6954 L3 U53 (LC)
Over 5,000 Latin American newspapers are listed by place of publication. Holdings of 70 libraries in the United States are reported.

Latin American Politics: a historical bibliography (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1984. 290 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1609 P64 +L39 1984 (LC)
Spanning 1973-82 and based upon more than 2,000 periodicals, this annotated listing of 3,006 works by geographic area embraces both contemporary issues as well as historical themes since 1914.

Latin-American studies in the non-Western World and Eastern Europe; a bibliography on Latin America in the languages of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe (Martin H. Sable, trans. Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1970. 701 p.)

SML / F1409.9 S22 (LC)

The Military and Politics in Latin America (Herbert E. Gooch. Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, California State University, 1979. 76 p.)

SML / Z1609 M5 G66 (LC)
Cites a variety of literature including government reports, dissertations, books, and articles.

Modern Latin American Art: a bibliography (James A. Findlay, comp. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983. 301 p.)

SML / Z5961 L3 F56 1983 (LC)
Covers late nineteenth and twentieth century literature, particularly books and exhibition catalogs. Excludes monographs on individual artists.

The New Latin American Cinema: an annotated bibliography of sources in English, Spanish and Portuguese, 1960-1980 (Julianne Burton. New York: Smyrna Press, 1983. 80 p.)

SML / Z5784 M9 B93X 1983 (LC)
Bibliography is arranged by type of material. Includes section on U.S. hispanic cinema. An essential source.

Population Research in Latin America and the Caribbean: a reference bibliography (Barry Edmonston. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1979. 161 p.)

SML / Z7164 D3 E37 (LC)
Bibliography of books, articles, etc. on demography. Organized by topic (e.g., migration, historical demography, life tables, anthropological themes) and subdivided by country.

A selected, annotated bibliography of Caribbean bibliographies in English (Henry C. Chang. St. Thomas : Caribbean Research Institute, College of the Virgin Islands, c1975. 54 p.)

SML / Z1595 +C45 (LC)

South American cinema : a critical filmography, 1915-1994 (Timothy Barnard and Peter Rist. New York ; London : Garland Pub., 1996. 450 p.)

SML / PN1993.5 S63 B37X 1996

South American Population Censuses since Independence: an annotated bibliography of secondary sources (Darin Simoneau. Albuquerque, NM: SALALM Secretariat, General Library, University of New Mexico, 1990. 75 p.)

SML / Z7553 C3 +S55 1990 (LC)
460 entries arranged by country with author index.

El teatro popular en hispanoam�rica: una bibliograf�a anotada (Ren� Acu�a. M�xico, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de M�xico, 1979. 114 p.)

SML / Z2694 F6 A25 (LC)
Annotated bibliography of material on popular theater, and folk dance dramas.

Teatro hispanoam�ricano: una bibliograf�a anotada: Spanish American Theatre: an annotated bibliography (Richard F. Allen. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1987. 633 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1609 07 A44 1987 (LC)
Arranged by country. Provides brief plot summaries and critical comment. Locates at least one copy in the United States.

Travel accounts and descriptions of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1800-1920 : a selected bibliography (Thomas L. Welch and Myriam Figueras. Washington, D.C. : 0rganisation of American States, 1982. 293 p.)

CCL, Stacks Z1609 D4 +W45 (LC)
Citations of more than 2000 travel accounts arranged geographically.
Women in Spanish America: an annotated bibliography from pre-conquest to contemporary times (Meri Knaster. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1977. 696 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; CCL / Z7964 L3 K525 (LC)
A widely cited reference work on Latin American women's studies, this descriptively annotated bibliography of over 2,500 books, chapters in books, articles, pamphlets, and theses contains a wide variety of investigative literature in Spanish and English.

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