Franklin &  Marshall College Library


 History 170:

Music, History & Nation

in Latin America


Latin America 

Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Culture: Hispanic Culture of:
Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
Ref F 1234 .H794 1996

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean
Ref F 1406 .C36 1992

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Ref F 1406 .E53 1996

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
Ref F 1406 .E515 2000

South America, Central America, and the Caribbean
Ref F 1408.29 .S69 1995

A Reference Guide to Latin American History
Ref F 1410 .R395 2000

Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Culture: Hispanic Culture of:
South America
Ref F 2237 .H57 1995

Notable Latino Americans
Ref E 184.S75 M435 1997




A guide to the music of Latin America
Ref ML 120.S7 C47 1972

American musical traditions
Ref ML 3551 .A53 2002

The Garland encyclopedia of world music
Ref ML 100 .G16 1998

The dictionary of global culture
Ref CB 9 .D53 1997

World music : the rough guide
Ref ML 3545 .W67 1994

The Virgin directory of world music
Ref ML 3470 .S95 1992

Grove Dictionary of Music (online)




F&M College Library

Search the catalog to find out what books, journals, newspapers, videos, maps, CDs, music, etc., the library owns.

NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

To find sources created by and/or about a particular well-known artist/musician, conduct a browse search on the person as author and as subject:

puente, tito


To find any kind of information on a particular topic, conduct a keyword/"words or phrase" search:





Access to a collection of indexes in the humanities, social sciences, and popular literature. After choosing "OmniFile Full-Text Mega 1982-" on the first page, click "Search Plus" to access the search screen. The recommended indexes are in the following "Subject Areas": Humanities, Social Sciences, and Reader's Guide. Access to pre-1982 indexing in the Wilson Indexes is available in the print version of the Indexes, which can be found behind the Reference Desk on the Index Shelves.


Music Literature (RILM)

An international index to books, articles, and dissertations. Produced by the Repertoire Internationale de Litterature Musicale. Covers 1969 to the present.


Full-text articles from United States, International, and Foreign National newspapers, periodicals and scholarly journals. Index access to the content of the New York Times prior to 1969 is availble in the print volumes of the New York Times Index, which can be found behind the Reference Desk on the Index Shelves.


Inter-Library Loan

Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a free service through which the F&M library obtains for members of the F&M community materials not owned by F&M. To use ILL, complete the online request form as completely and accurately as possible. You do not have to know at what library the material you need can be found--ILL takes care of that for you. ILL requests typically take between 5 and 10 days to be fulfilled. ILL articles are yours to keep, and will be sent to your campus mail box. ILL books are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk, and circulate for the amount of time indicated by the lending library.



 Criteria to consider when evaluating Web sites:

1. Authority: Who is responsible for the content? Are they an expert on the topic? Does the author identify her/him/them-self?

2. Objectivity: Why was the site created? Is the information presented with a minimum of bias? Is the site meant to persuade the reader?

3. Content: What is presented? Is the content focused, or does it stray all over the place? Is the site appropriate for research/scholarly purposes? Is the design of the site more important than the content?

4. Accuracy: Does the site feature a list of sources, or bibliography, or links to other similar sites? Are other authorities cited?

5. Currency: Is the web site current? Is it currently being maintained? Is there indication of when it was last updated anywhere on the page?


TIP: When using a web site for research,
print a copy of the first page for verification.

For more information, contact Lisa Stillwell,
User Education & Outreach Librarian, ext. 3844.

 last updated: 9/02, ls