ERIC Number: ED330340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Puerto Rican Sources in Literature: Research and References in an Academic Library.
Gonzalez, Nelly S.
Because of its complex history, Puerto Rico's legend and myth surpass the literature of other regions and present special characteristics and problems pertaining to its population. Bibliographic control of Puerto Rican publications is often insufficient and there is a need for an organized and extensive bibliography which covers all disciplines and periods since the island's discovery. Academic libraries are making an effort to develop Hispanic-American collections to support programs for and about Hispanics in the United States, of which a significant proportion are Puerto Rican; consequently, these collections should place an emphasis on Puerto Rican materials in order to support both Puerto Rican studies programs in academic institutions and the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. The main intent of this paper is to present a bibliographic "pathfinder" for Puerto Rican sources in literature which is designed to facilitate studies and research in Puerto Rican literature published on the island as well as by Puerto Ricans in the United States. Its scope encompasses all literary genres published from 1980 to the present, and most of the materials included are written in Spanish, although some sources in other languages are provided. The 41 citations provided include bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, handbooks, anthologies, conference papers, and periodicals. (13 references) (Author/MAB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Puerto Rico
Note: Paper presented at the Illinois Library Association Conference (Urbana, IL, November 8-9, 1990).