LATIN American films SPANISH films
TRANSNATIONAL films MOTION pictures
MOTION picture industry FILM criticism
Search statement like:
motion pictures or movies or films or cinema AND Latin America AND Film criticism
MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
gsu = General literary topic
nl = National literature
Sample search statements:
nl("mexican literature") AND gsu("film adaptation")
gsu("dramatic arts") AND nl("Chilean literature")
Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Suggested disciplines to select: Film Studies, Latin American Studies, Language & Literature.
Suggested simple search statement:
film reviews and motion pictures and latin america
Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.
Suggested LC Subject Headings:
Motion pictures -- Latin America.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
(hispanic* OR "latin america*") AND (cinema OR "motion picture*")
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.
WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
Provides citations, abstracts, and full text, when available, of dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present.
E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
Latin American Film Books @ Falvey
Hispanic Cinema Encyclopedias
Motion pictures -- Latin America
Motion Pictures Philosophy
Wartenberg, Thomas, "Philosophy of Film", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2015 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)
DVDS @ Falvey Hispanic Cinema
Latin American Feature Films @ Falvey
All DVDs on Latin America @ Falvey
Identifying Scholarly Journals
How can you tell if a journal article is scholarly?
There are several ways to tell. Some database search engines (like EBSCOs) allow you to limit your searches to peer reviewed results by checking a box. Another way is to look at who publishes the journal; often, journals are published by a university press like Johns Hopkins, Duke, or Oxford. If so, the journal and articles in it are scholarly and peer reviewed. Another way to decide is to look at the frontmatter in each journal issue (in print or on the journal website). Often journals will have editorial policies and submission guidelines that tell you whether or not a journal is scholarly.
How are scholarly journal articles different from regular articles?
Scholarly articles always go through a process of blind submission and peer review. This means that all articles are judged solely on the quality of content and are published only if other experts in a given field decide that the article contributes something worthwhile. If you are reading an article in a peer-reviewed journal, you can be assured that it's already been looked at by multiple experts, most of whom are established scholars.
Is there a way to tell which journals are better than others?
There are several options you have. You can search the journal title inWorldCat and see how many libraries worldwide access it. The more libraries that access it, the more likely the journal is important. Other journals advertise their impact factor, which is a measure of how often the journal is cited. Otherwise, ask your professors which journals they think are most important.
What are the features of scholarly journal articles?
- Often directed toward a narrow audience that has specific research interests.
- Always have information cited in text or in footnotes.
- Provide extensive bibliographies and overviews of existing research.
Remember, scholarly journal articles are just one of many kinds of articles out there. If you still have questions, ask a librarian or your professor.
MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition
Falvey's List: Citing Your Resources
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