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Try starting by searching in this encyclopedia for a good article on your general topic: Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture.
General reference sources
Encyclopediahttps://newcatalog.library.cornell.edu/catalog/2824853 Britannica Online. Now includes rich supplementary material (maps, data, news, articles, website links and more).
Gale Virtual Reference Library Online. Excellent collection of full text encyclopedias.
Sage Reference Online Excellent collection of full text encyclopedias.
Oxford Reference Online Outstanding collection of subject and literature encyclopedias, dictionaries, and companions. *
Literature Resource Center (LRC) Online. Criticism and theory, biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information on authors and their works (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism). *
Background on theories and theorists -- Reference sources
Bibliographies -- Latin American Studies
Selected subject sources: Latin American literature
Cambridge History of Latin American Women's Literature (online) Print edition: Olin Library PQ7081.5 .C34 2016
Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (online) Volume 1: Discovery to Modernism; Volume 2: The Twentieth Century; Volume 3: Brazilian Literature, Bibliiographies note: three separate links, one per volume
Latin American Writers 3 v. Available in HathiTrust ETAS.