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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 498C: The Foreign Gaze: Latin America in the Eyes of Travelers, 1750-1950

A course guide


Fodors Motor Guide This guide provides a broad overview of the types of resources you might use while working on your assignment for this class. Because the University of Illinois Library has such a large collection (24 million items in a wide variety of formats, including 13 million books, 9 million microforms, 120,000 periodicals, and 650,000 maps), beginning your research can sometimes be daunting. This guide will help you find the resources you need in a large, research library.

The Library has many subject specialists available to assist you in your research, so if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Celestina Savonius-Wroth, Ph.D.
History and Religious Studies Librarian
(217) 300-3520 |

Antonio Sotomayor, Ph.D.
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Librarian 
(217) 300-4812 | 

History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library
246 Main Library
(217) 333-1509 |

International and Area Studies Library
321 Main Library
(217) 333-1501 |


Image credit: Carlos Merida and A. Cervantes, Frances Toor's Motorist Guide to Mexico (Mexico City: Frances Toor Studios, 1938). In History of Mass Tourism.