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El Cine Latino Americano

This guide is suggested for students of SPA3412 or those interested in Latin American films.

  DVDS @ Falvey : Cine Latino Americano

Villanova faculty, staff, and students can check out videos and DVDs for a period of 7 days. The Library has a number of viewing stations for videos on the first floor. DVDs may be viewed at these stations as well as on any of the PCs in the Library.

Latin American Feature Films @ Falvey

All DVDs on Latin America @ Falvey

 Film Reviews

  Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Coverage includes such titles as The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Review Luso-Brazilian Review, Cuban Studies, and Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies.

Suggested simple search statement:

film reviews and motion pictures and latin america

A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

Suggested disciplines to select:  Film Studies,  Latin American Studies, Language & Literature.

  Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
Indexes articles, book reviews, documents and literary works about Latin America, the Caribbean Basin, and Hispanics in the U.S., from over 400 social science and humanities journals.

Suggested search terms:  cinema, film, movies
Sample advanced search statement: movies or film or motion pictures (kw) AND brazil (su)

Tutorial available

  Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)
A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. It has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Suggested search statements:  
(a)  su: motion pictures AND country name 
(b)  ti: film title

  MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
Consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Includes citations to articles from over 3000 journals and series published internationally, as well as monographs, collections, and various types of reference works. MLA Directory of Periodicals

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports.
Suggested search statement:

film reviews AND motion pictures
Location: Brazil OR Mexico OR Latin America OR Argentina OR Cuba
Scholarly journals

  Lexis Nexis Academic
Search Lexis Nexis for foreign languages news about articles from Latin America.

Click on NEWS button and select FOREIGN LANGUAGE link

Tips on searching foreign language sources in Lexis.

  Latin American Film Books @ Falvey

Selected titles on Latin American Cinema and Film found in the Library's collection


Social & Political Aspects in Latin American films

Film Theory

 Finding Books

  Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image).

  E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Articles and books that are not owned by the library can be easily borrowed through our interlibrary loan system.  ILLiad is best for requesting article.(There is no charge for this service.)  E-Z Borrow is the preferred method for requesting books, whether the library owns them or not, that are available in that system.

  Falvey Library Catalog

sottigno Sue Ottignon
Research Support Librarian for Languages & Literatures
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 220

Susan Ottignon is the subject librarian for Romance Languages and Literature and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.


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