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Biographical Information
Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal, e Iberoamérica, 1960-1995 (Munchen : K.G. Saur Verlag, [1996?]-)
SML / FICHE B3946
A large microfiche collection that reproduces biographical information on Latin Americans from over 200 biographical sources.
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / DP58 +I533 1995
Printed Index: Indice biográfico de España, Portugal, e Iberoamérica 1995, 2nd edition (7 vols.)

Bio-Base (Detroit: Gale, 1978- .)
SML Reference, next to Reference Desk (Fiche S320)
This microfiche set indexes a large number of biographical reference sources. The guide to Bio-Base abbreviations, next to the Fiche reader, is annotated with Yale Library locations and call numbers.

Biographical Dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean Political Leaders (Robert J. Alexander, ed. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. 509 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1414.2 B56 1988 (LC)
Contains some 450 biographical sketches of "the most important political figures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Latin American and the Caribbean". Entries are both arranged alphabetically and listed in an appendix by country or territory.

Biographical Dictionary of Latin American Historians and Historiography (Jack Ray Thomas. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984. 420 p.)
SML / F1409.8 A2 T48 1984 (LC)
A lengthy introduction details the development of the profession of history in Latin America.

Biography Index (New York: H. W. Wilson, 1946 - .)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z5301 B56 (LC)
Connect to Biography Index online (via WilsonWeb)
Cumulative index to biographical information in books and magazines. The print volumes cover 1946- present, and the online version goes back to 1984.

Diccionario de realizadores (Clara Kriger y Alejandra Portela, compiladoras. Buenos Aires : Ediciones del Jilguero, c1997. 512 p.)
SML / PN1998.2 D53 1997

Diccionario Porr�a de historia, biografía y geografía de México (México, D.F. : Editorial Porr�a, c1995.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1204 D53 1995 (LC)

Dicionário histórico biográfico brasileiro, 1930-1983 (Israel Beloch and Alzira Alves de Abreu. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: Forense-Universitária: FINEP, 1984. 4 vols.)
SML / F2504 +D53 1984 (LC)
Primarily useful for its extensive biographical information, it also includes entries on commissions, institutions, organizations, parties, etc.

Dictionary of Hispanic biography (Joseph C. Tardiff & L. Mpho Mabunda, editors ; foreword by Rudolfo Anaya. New York : Gale Research, c1996. 1011 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / CT1343 +D53X 1996 (LC)

Dictionary of Mexican rulers, 1325-1997 (Juana Vazquez- Gomez. Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, c1997. 191 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1205 V34X 1997 (LC)

Enciclopedia hondure�a ilustrada : de personajes hist�ricos y figuras contempor�neos (Ramiro Colindres Ortega, ed. Tegucigalpa, D.C., Honduras, C.A. : Graficentro Editores, 1994. 4 v.)
SML / CT602 +E53X 1994 (LC)

Historiography of Latin America: A guide to historical writing, 1500-1800 (A. Curtis Wilgus. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1975. 333 p.)
SML / F1409.7 W54 (LC)
A selected biobibliography of historians of Latin America, arranged first by century and then by region or country as well as by topic. Authors' biographies are arranged alphabetically within each section.

Index to Spanish American Collective Biography (Sara de Mundo Lo. Boston, Mass: G.K. Hall, 1981-1985. 4 vols.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1609 B6 +M86 (LC)
Indexes sources of biographical information on 90,000 individuals throughout the history of Latin America. Useful for identifying biographical sources for various fields and countries.

Latin American classical composers : a biographical dictionary (Miguel Ficher, Martha Furman Schleifer, John M. Furman, eds. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1996. 407 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / ML105 F53X 1996 (LC)

Mexican political biographies, 1935-1993 (Roderic Ai Camp. Austin : University of Texas Press, c1995. 985 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1235.5 A2 C35 1995 (LC)
A supplement to Mexican political biographies, 1884-1935.

M�sica y m�sicos de latinoam�rica (Otto Mayer-Serra. M�xico: Atlante, S.A., 1947. 2 vols.)
SML / ML230 M3 M39 (LC)
A fundamental, encyclopedic source of biographical information and definitions of terms; dated but still useful and richly illustrated.

National Directory of Latin Americanists: Biographies of 4,915 specialists (Inge Mar�a Harman, ed. 3r ed. Washington, DC: Library of Congress; dist. by U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1985. 1,011 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / Z1609 B6 +U53 1985 (LC)
Current biographical directory of "scholars who study Latin America in the United States." Includes biographical and bibliographical data.

South American cinema : dictionary of film makers (Luis Trelles Plazaola ; translated by Yudit de Ferdinandy. Rio Piedras: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1989. 216 p.)
SML / PN1998.2 T7413 1989
Alphabetical listing of directors with brief biographical information and brief filmographies.

Who's who in Latin America : government, politics, banking & industry (New York, N.Y. : Norman Ross Pub., c1993- 3rd ed.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1407 W52 (LC)
Contains over 2000 biographical sketches on prominent individuals in government, politics, banking and industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. Arranged by country with an index.

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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Breve diccionario teol�gico latinoamericano (Ra�l Rosales y Jos� Manuel de Ferari, eds. Santiago de Chile : Rehue, 1992. 360 p.)
DIVINITY / BT30 L37 B748 1992

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean (Simon Collier, et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. 2nd edition. 479 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; CCL, Reference / F1406 +C36X 1992 (LC)
An up-to-date, well-produced encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean, arranged by broad subject topical divisions and sub- divisions. A basic one volume handbook for brief overviews on specific topics.

Diccionario biogr�fico, hist�rico y geogr�fico argentino El Ateneo (Buenos Aires : El Ateneo, 1997. 425 p.)
SML / F2804 D47X 1997 (LC)

Diccionario de ciencias sociales y pol�ticas (Torcuato S. Di Tella. Buenos Aires: Puntosur Editores, 1989. 397 p.)
SML / H49 S627 D53 1989 (LC)
An extensive coverage of general terms in the social sciences as well as specifically Latin American ones.

Diccionario de econom�a (Arena Zorrilla,et al. 3a ed. M�xico: Ediciones Oc�ano, 1986. 182p.)
SML / HB61 Z63 1986 (LC)
Defines more than 1,000 of the most commonly used economic terms.

Diccionario de hispanoamericanismos : no recogidos por la Real Academia : formas hom�nimas, polis�micas y otras derivaciones morfosem�nticas (Renaud Richard (coordinador); Ra�l Capl�n, ... [et al.]. Madrid : Ediciones C�tedra, c1997. 505 p.)
SML / Request at circulation desk

Diccionario de t�rminos iberolatinoamericanos (Segundo Barroeta. Barquisimeto : Fondo Editorial UCLA, 1996. 208 p.)
SML / PC4822 B37 1996

Diccionario de voces americanas (Manuel Jos� de Ayala. Madrid : Arco/Libros, c1995. 210 p.) SML / PC4822 A92 1995

Diccionario diplom�tico iberaoamericano (Santiago Mart�nez Lage. Madrid: Ediciones Cultura Hisp�nica, Instituto de Cooperaci�n Iberoamericana, [1987?]. 249 p.)
SML / F1415 M33 1987 (LC)
Explains most commonly used diplomatic terms in spanish.

Diccionario hispanoamericano de her�ldica, onom�stica y genealog�a (Endika de Mogrobejo. Bilbao, Vizcaya : Editorial Mogrobejo-Zabala, [1995]-<1998>)

SML / CR2148 +D53 1995 (LC)

Diccionario manual de americanismos (Marcos A. Mor�nigo. Barcelona, Muchnik, 1966. 738 p.)

SML / HE17 M826
Defines words and indicates regions where they are used.

Diccionario pr�ctico de americanismos (Le�n [Spain] : Editorial Everest, c1996. 238 p.)
SML / PC4822 D49X 1996

Diccionario pr�ctico de la lengua espa�ola del Nuevo Mundo = practical dictionary of the Spanish of the New World (Daniel Alcaraz G., Lincolnwood, Ill. : National Textbook Co., c1993. 294 p.)
SML / PC4822 A38X 1993

Dicion�rio ingl�s-portugu�s de termos econ�micos e comerciais (Jos� C�ndido Marqu�s Cavalcante. 4th ed. [Fortaleza]: Banco do Nordeste do Brasil, 1986. 408 p.)

SML / HB61 C38 1986 (LC)
Useful English-Portuguese dictionary containing the most commonly used terminology in the economic and commercial words.

Dicion�rio pr�tico de economia, financas e com�rcio: portuges-ingles-alemao-espanhol (Vera L. Gottheim. S�o Paulo, Brasil: Editora Atica, 1987. 503 p.)

SML / HB61 G68 1987 (LC)
Provides a useful multilingual guide to terms used in the fields of economics, finance, and commerce. Languages include Portuguese, English, German, and Spanish.

Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbean (Phil Gunson, et al. London: Routledge, 1991. 397 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F2183 G86 1991 (LC)
A useful alphabetic arrangement of general information including some coverage of the nineteenth century and topics of economic importance.

Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of South America (Phil Gunson, et al. New York: Macmillan, 1989. 314 p.)

SML / JL1851 A25 G86 1989 (LC)
Emphasizes political movements and parties, individual biographies, interest groups (e.g., labor unions, economic alliances), and geopolitical topics.

Enciclopedia biogr�fica e hist�rica del Per� : siglos XIX-XX (Carlos Milla Batres. Lima, Per� : Editorial Milla Batres, 1994. 12 v.)

SML / F3431 +D53X 1994 (LC)

Enciclopedia hist�rica de Honduras (Tegucigalpa, D.C., Honduras : Graficentro Editores, 1989-. 11 v.)

SML / F1506 E53 1989 (LC)

Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeo-americana (Madrid, Espa�a: Espasa-Calpe, 1907-1933. 80 vols. ; supplements, 1934-.)

SML / ZAE61 E52/E52A (LC)
Universal in coverage, it contains extensive information on Latin America and Spain, ranging from brief biographical and geographical entries to longer articles on countries, cities, individuals, and other topics.

Encyclopedia of ancient Mesoamerica (Margaret R. Bunson and Stephen M. Bunson. New York : Facts on File, c1996. 322 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1219 +B932X 1996 (LC)

Encyclopedia of Latin America (Helen Delpar, ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, [1974]. 651 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; CCL, Ref / F1406 +E52 (LC)
One-volume encyclopedia of Latin American topics. Useful for background information on historical topics and for basic biographical information. Good beginning point for research.

Encyclopedia of Latin American history (Michael Rheta Martin [and] Gabriel H. Lovett; Rev. ed. by L. Robert Hughes. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1968]. 348 p.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; DIVINITY / F1410 M35 1968 (LC)

Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture (Barbara A. Tenenbaum, editor in chief ; associate editors, Georgette Magassy Dorn ... [et al.]. New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; London : Simon & Schuster : Prentice Hall International, c1996. 5 v.)
SML, Starr Main Reference Rm; DIVINITY / F1406 +E53 (LC)

Grande enciclopédia Delta-Larousse (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: Editora Delta, 1979. 15 vols.)

SML / A2 Z87 +G75
Provides the best coverage of Brazil of all contemporary Brazilian encyclopedias.

Historical Dictionaries (Scarecrow Press, Inc.)
Historical Dictionaries provide brief factual information on the country's historical events, places, individuals, regionalisms, publications, chronologies, etc. Historical Dictionaries are available for the following regions: ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, PUERTO RICO AND THE U S VIRGIN ISLANDS, THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA.
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Indians of Central and South America: an ethnohistorical dictionary (James S. Olson. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. 515 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1434 O45 1991 (LC)
Entries cover historical and current descriptions of Indian Groups in Central America and South America with selected bibliographic references. Includes a chronology, a list of groups by country, and a lengthy bibliography on the contemporary indian.

Latin America: a Political Dictionary (Ernest E. Rossi, and Jack C. Plano. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1992. 242 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1406 R67 1992 (LC)
Arranged topically, entries are defined by meaning and by significance in political context.

NTC's dictionary of Latin American Spanish (Rafael A. Olivares. Lincolnwood, Ill : NTC Pub., 1997. 375 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / PC4822 O65X 1997

Nuevo diccionario de americanismos e indigenismos (Marcos A. Mor�ngo. Buenos Aires : Claridad, c1998. 816 p.)

SML / PC4822 M596 1998

Political and economic encyclopaedia of South America and the Caribbean (Peter Calvert. Harlow, Essex, U.K. : Longman Group ; Detroit, MI, US, 1991. 363 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / F1410 P62X 1991 (LC)

Political parties of the Americas, 1980s to 1990s : Canada, Latin America, and the West Indies (Charles D. Ameringer, ed. New York : Greenwood Press, 1992. 697 p.)

SML, Starr Main Reference Rm / JL195 P63X 1992 (LC)

Political parties of the Americas and the Caribbean : a reference guide (John Coggins and D.S. Lewis, eds. Harlow, Essex, U.K. : Longman ; Detroit, Mich., USA : 1992. 341 p.)

SSL, Reference / JL599.5 A979 P65X 1992

Race and Ethnic Relations in Latin American and the Caribbean: an historical dictionary and bibliography (Robert M. Levine. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1980. 252 p.)

SML / F1419 A1 L48 (LC)
The work consists of two parts: (1) an alphabetically arranged dictionary of terms, names, and events related to the racial and ethnic history of Latin America; (2) a selective bibliography, arranged by country and region, of books and articles on the topic.

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