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arts of modern latin america

Tarsila do Amaral,Central Railway of Brazil, 1924.

Art History 273

Prof. Lepage, Spring 2010

Guide prepared by Yolanda Merrill, Humanities Librarian



Oxford Art Online.  Largest art encyclopedia; online version of the Dictionary of Art (34 vols). Good for work overviews and succinct biographies.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

Handbook of Latin American Studies



Library Catalog

Search for books, DVDs, and other materials the library owns. Once you have the call numbers for the books you need, go to the stacks and browse the books around it for similar works. Also, check the bibliography in the back of each book for more references.

  • Keyword Searching: modern art latin america

                                                   Tarsila do Amaral


                                                   modern* art brazil*   (this will also find works on modernism in brazilian art)



Hundred of library catalogs combined. Expands your results but necessitates the use of interlibrary loan. So order your books sooner than later. It can take a couple of weeks for the books to arrive.




Humanities Research Guide . List of all databases covering the humanities, including the Arts. Excellent for cross-disciplinary research.


What is a peer reviewed / scholarly journal? 

Do we have the journal article you need?

To find out if we have a copy of the article you need, click on the WebBridge link. If we don't, you may fill out the provided Undergraduate Interlibrary Loan form.



ARTstor (ARTstor Help)



Write an academic paper. Excellent introduction to researching and writing an academic paper. Created by Dartmouth College library.

Request an item on Interlibrary Loan. This W&L service will borrow books and articles for you from other libraries.

Write your bibliography.  Learn to cite your sources using the Turabian/Chicago citation style guide.

Avoid Plagiarism. Staying out of trouble.

Get Research Help. Fill out this form if you'd like to meet with Prof. Merrill individually to discuss your research.