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LCS 512: Tourism, Culture, and Identities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Search Tips - Library Catalogs & Databases

This course-related guide provides useful information focusing on tourism in Latin America & the Caribbean.

1. Identify Keywords that Define your Research

Keywords are terms considered to be “key” to finding information. You might find them useful for your catalog and database searches. Some examples:

  •  Keywords in different languages. tourism, turismo, touristic, turístico…
  •  Synonyms. ecotourism, eco-tourism, eco-travel, ecological tourism, environmental tourism, green tourism, nature tourism...
  •  Related keywords. sustainable tourism...

3. Have you Found Too Many Resources?

Narrow down your search by using:

  • Subject searches and subject headings for a more controlled search.
  • Boolean operators (AND, NOT)
  • Limits (by date, language, format, specific field, electronic full-text availability…)

2. Find Appropiate Databases

Click on the "articles" tab above or just click on the image below to find core databases and other useful databases for your search.


4. Do you Need Additional Resources?

Expand Your Search by Using:

  •   Keyword in different languages, synonyms, an related keywords.
  •  Boolean operators (OR)
  •  Truncation. A symbol at the end of a word to retrieve variants of that word. For example: searching for tour* would find "tourism", "tourist", “touristic". 
  •   Wildcards. A symbol to be embedded within a word to replace a single character or a string of characters. For example: searching for wom?n will find “woman” and “women”.