Bibliographic Guide to Latin American Studies 2003

Author: GK Hall

Publisher: G. K. Hall

ISBN: 0783805020

Category: Reference

Page: 2600

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The G.K. Hall "Bibliographic Guide to Latin American Studies" lists recent publications cataloged during the past year by the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin, supplemented by Latin American publications cataloged by the Library of Congress. The "Guide "provides comprehensive coverage of published information on and from all Latin American countries. The Guide consists of the Latin American Collection (LAC) records from the University of Texas' Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) tapes. Additional titles from the Library of Congress have been selected from the MARC database on the basis of geographic area codes (for subject coverage) in conjunction with country of publication codes (for imprint coverage). The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection of The University of Texas collects exhaustively, materials published anywhere in the world pertaining to Latin America, including all countries and areas of the Western Hemisphere. Although the major strength of the Collection continues to be in the Mexican area, the Argentine and Brazilian holdings are increasing rapidly with those of Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Uruguay, followed by those of Nicaragua, Paraguay, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador and the other Caribbean areas. The addition of titles from the Library of Congress' rich Latin American collection provides thorough coverage of the field. All languages are represented in the Guide, including Indian dialects of Latin America. Also included are works written by Latin American authors on any subject. Books as well as non-book materials are included inthe Guide, although materials selected from the OCLC tapes do not include serials. The G.K. Hall "Bibliographic Guide to Latin American Studies" serves in part as an annual supplement to the "Catalog of the Latin American Collection of the University of Texas at Austin" (G.K. Hall, 1969) and "Supplements (First Supplement, 1971; Second Supplement, 1973; Third Supplement, 1975; and Fourth Supplement, 1977)."