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HIST 125: Latin American and LatinX History (HC)

HIST 125: Latin American and LatinX History (Rosas) Spring 2023

Doing Research

This guide contains research tools and materials for your class projects.  Use the tabs on the left to navigate through the guide.

    Diego Rivera, detail from Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park, 1946-1947, Mexico City, Diego Rivera Mural Museum                                        (Source: Wikimedia Commons, public domain)  Full view of muralInterpretation of scenes. Here the figure  Malinche confronts the artist Posada.


The resources here will provide you with academic material for your class assignments.  When you select and read material, be aware of the following issues:

    • Expertise - What is the author's training?  Has that person published other material in this subject area?

    • Audience - Who are the intended readers?  Is it for the general public or for college students and researchers?

    • Discipline Focus - What subject approach does the author take?  Historical, religious, literary?  If historical is there a special interest in a particular kind of interpretation, such as social, economic or gendered?

    • Documentation - Is there a bibliography for further reading?  Are there titles there that are new to you?

    • Date - If the article or book was published more than 10 years ago, can you find a more recent point-of-view?