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Latin American Country Research: Home

Assignment Details

View detailed instructions for each phase of the Latin American Country assignment in Blackboard, in the Assignment/Tareas folder. SPANISH 101: See "Assignments/Tareas" in Blackboard, and open "Lección 1" for an overview of the project, your country assignment. SPANISH 102: See Lección 5 for an overview of the project, your country assignment, and see Lección 7 for details about the mid-semester outline and assignments.

Your Country: Facts & Background

REQUIRED: Use at least ONE of these sources!  Either the Credo or GVRL online library resources or the CIA World Factbook. Activate the navigation tabs in this box for more information.

BEST source for Facts & Background

Your Country: Official Websites

RECOMMENDED: Use at least ONE of these sources!  Either the Ministry of Tourism OR the Embassy.  Activate the navigation tabs in this box for more information.

  • Using Google or your favorite Internet search engine, search for Name of Country ] Ministry of Tourism.  Look at the results list carefully to be sure you use the official ministry website.  Get official marketing information about unique places, cultural events, attractions, and unique traditions. You will often find lots of colorful images here as well. Gather the information needed to cite this source.
  • Using Google or your favorite search engine, search for Name of Country ] embassy United States. Look at the results carefully.  Choose your country's embassy in the United States.  Here you will find official information about your country, published by that country's government, and in the English-language. Gather the information needed to cite this source.

Citing Sources

See examples for each recommended resource, including citations from the CIA World Factbook, a Ministry of Tourism, and image citations.

Amerindian Religious Beliefs & Practices

The indigenous people of your assigned country might not be included in these resources.  Don't delay! Contact library staff if you need assistance.

Find Images

Below are image-sharing websites.  Be sure to use Google's reverse image search to check accuracy! Drill down and find out about the photographer, too.  Should you trust that the image is really what s/he claims it is? Gather the information needed to cite these sources.

Evaluating Sources

The required and recommended information sources are already vetted by the QVCC librarian. YOU are responsible for evaluating the credibility of any additional source you find on your own. The credibility of images is your responsibility, too. Photo management sites do not assume responsibility for accuracy or authenticity.

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