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Latin American Country Presentation AND Day of the Dead & Tradition: Your Country : Facts & Background

Resources for (1) El Día de los Muertos Altar display, (2) Mid-Semester Outline & Sources, and (3) Final Presentation


Required:  Use at least ONE of these sources! Either Credo or Gale Virtual Reference  (GVRL) online library resources or the CIA World Factbook. 


Gale Virtual Reference and Credo Reference are QVC library databases. 

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Website - CIA World Fact Book

E Reference Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library ( GVRL) is an online collection of over 3000 searchable ebook versions of encyclopedias and specialized   reference sources of unique titles in the many subject areas such as  Art, Biography, Business, Environment, General Reference History , Law Literature, Medicine , Multicultural Studies, Religion, Science and Social Science. 

You can search across all titles OR  within subject collections.   Below are the titles of Subject Collections and Individuals titles within the subject 

Once you click on Gale Virtual Reference you will see

Subject Collection - Multicultural Studies;

  • Encyclopedia of Latino Culture : From Calvares to Quinceanears  ( 2014) 

    A three-volume encyclopedia describes and explains the variety and commonalities in Latina/o culture, providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Latina/o cultural forms -- popular culture, folk culture, rites of passages, and many other forms of shared expression.


Subject Collection  - Nation and World 

  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture  (2004) 
    A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture  (2008) 
    A six- volume encyclopedia that provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
  • Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (2011):
    A four - volume encyclopedia  that introduces food culture from numerous countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.
  • Sweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.  ( 2014)

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