There is no one-stop database for discovering all the physical materials held in the Latin American Library (LAL) collections. Read on to learn about the variety of tools at your disposal.
Library Search is the main discovery tool for newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals available at Tulane Libraries in print and on microfilm.
In addition, there are two special resources for LAL newspapers:
Contact LAL@tulane.edu to ask about consulting newspapers in special collections or storage.
For newspaper databases and online platforms, see News & Newspapers: Latin America & the Caribbean Library Guide.
There are more than 1,000 Brazilian chapbooks (literatura de cordel) in The Latin American Library Special Collections.
The Collection of Brazilian Cordel Literature has a single call number: Latin American Library (Rare) PQ9691.N59 C65.
Use these resources to locate individual titles within the collection:
- Brazilian Cordel Literature Inventory, Boxes 1-6
- Brazilian Cordel Literature in Library Search (only includes acquisitions made since 2019)
Email LAL@tulane.edu for assistance and to make an appointment to consult cordel collections.