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SPA 470: Cultura Cubana  

Engagement with ethnological and literary texts, works of art, music, dance & film. Understanding of politics & economics in Cuba’s history & culture from 19th century to present. Themes: insularism, mestizaje, tobacco & sugar, choteo, religion and tour
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cuba AND music

cuba AND sugar

cuba AND (politics or diplomacy)


JSTOR Search

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Recommended Databases

This list of online & print resources can be used as a starting point for your research. Note to librarians: any link and discription can be added. It will take some time, but links will be made available through Serials Solutions. In the meantime, links can be taken from the A-Z List.

  • Congressional Quarterly Global Research
    Provides a comprehensive snapshot of today's most pressing global issues, with focused, readable, single-topic reports.
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
    International coverage of information about political, economic and social issues and events in specific countries.
  • General Science Full Text
    Could be a good resource for discussion regarding health and obesity issues.
  • ATLA Religion Index
    Might be a good resource to gain a greater understanding of modern and period religions and how they might impact ceremony and celebration.
  • Worldcat
    The accumulation of most academic and public library catalogs. Good place to expand your book research, although you may need to use Interlibrary Loan or E-Z Borrow to obtain materials.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Comprehensive international historical coverage (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
  • Social Sciences Full Text
    Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Includes both Abstracts and Full Text Articles.
  • RILM Music Literature Abstracts
    Over 200,000 citations on international music describing books, articles, and dissertations. Produced by the Repertoire Internationale de Litterature Musicale.

E-Journal Portal

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     Try also Journals List

E-Z Borrow & ILL

Borrow books from PA libraries. Enter the 13-digits back of F&M ID to proceed.


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