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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
790+ e-reference books in all subject areas. Use instead of Wikipedia for quick, accurate facts and background information.
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.
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.
Britannica Image Quest
Millions of images from a wide range of sources. Citations provided. Notice the tools available to change the results-view and to resize images. Drag and drop images to the "my images" space as you review result options.
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.
Flickr / Creative Commons
4 million + photos. Find source attribution information by scrolling below the selected image.
40 million media files. Scroll below selected image to find source attribution information.
1 million photos and art illustrations. Follow photographers' links to find source attribution information.
Don't cite Google! Click on the image to go directly to the source link. Evaluate credibility and gather attribution information for each image.
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.