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Reference Collection, Spring 2000

The Latin American and Caribbean reference collection at the Green Library has recently received many key works. When processed they can be found on the 2nd floor of the Green Library in the Reference Department. Please consult the FIU catalog for availability and call number. These works include:

  • Diccionario Enciclopedico de las Letras de America Latina, 3 vol., 1995. Organized like a dictionary, it covers Latin American authors, books, periodicals and genres.
  • Enciclopedia Dominicana, 8 vol., 5th ed., 1999. The most thorough and complete work of its kind available. Coverage of history, geography, biography, culture, art, literature, politics. Vol. 8 is a poetry anthology.
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Art / Jane Turner (ed.), 1999. Covers the arts and culture of every country in Latin America and the Caribbean, from the European conquest to the present day. Includes biographies and over 500 illustrations.
  • Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture / Michael Werner (ed.), 2 vol., 1997. Over 600 entries presenting an overview of the specific events and broad processess of Mexican history, society and culture from ancient civilizations to the present day. Voted the "Best Reference Source" by Library Journal.
  • Gran Enciclopedia de Colombia / Jorge Orlando Melo (ed.), 11 vol., 1991-1994. Covers all areas of Colombian history, politics, society and culture.
  • Guide to Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino-Made Film and Video / Karen Ranucci and Julie Feldmen (eds.), 1998. Over 400 films and videos available in the United States with descriptions, evaluations and suggestions on how to use the films in educational settings.
  • Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement, Nicolas Kanellos, 1997. Chronicles 1,000 accomplishments related to labor, religion, business, the arts, sports, science and technology, government, civil rights, etc.
  • Latin America: A Directory and Sourcebook, 2d ed., 1998. Provides coverage of the major Latin American economies, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
  • Major Companies of Latin America and the Caribbean / David Shave (ed.), 3d ed., 1998. A directory covering over 9,000 companies including description of business activities, number of employees, financial information for the past two years, principal shareholders, etc.

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