SPAN 4570 Latin Soundscapes: Musical Cultures of Latin America

About the Music & Dance Library

We have CDs, vinyl, and scores. Trouble finding something? Visit the Music & Dance service desk on the second floor of the 18th Avenue Library and ask us! We're happy to help you.

To find these items in the Music & Dance Library please visit their research guideMusic & Dance Library

Our public areas are open 24/7. During term breaks, our service desk and reserves are available Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Autumn and Spring Semesters

  • Sunday: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • CLOSED Home Football Saturdays

Summer Term

  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Weekdays 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. by appointment

175 West 18th Avenue, Second Floor · Columbus, OH 43210

Voice: 614-292-2319 · Fax: 614-247-6794 

Music & Dance faculty and staff are always ready to help you. Ask us!

Alan Green (Head, Music & Dance Library) 614-292-2319 green.200 

Sean Ferguson 614-688-0127 

Jarod Ogier 614-292-8498 

Michael Murray 614-688-0163

Gretchen Atkinson 614-292-2319 

Vicki Underwood 614-292-2319

Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies Librarian

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Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros
305H Thompson Library,
1858 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Online Sources on Latin American/Latino Music


This guide is designed to highlight select resources for the SPAN 4570 course available at The Ohio State University Library. 

Subject librarians are available for research consultations throughout the academic year. Contact us via email with a brief description of your research project.

Reference Sources


Music Databases


Key Online Databases-Journal Articles
General Interdisciplinary Databases
Below is a sample of journals that are available online. For a complete list of print and ejournals available, please follow this link:

This is a small sample of books available on Latin American music from the LAT Collection at Ohio State. To access other books, please visit the library catalog.

Tips on Searching Catalogs

You can search by KEYWORDS, but you may get more satisfactory results by AUTHOR, SUBJECT, or TITLE searching:

  • By dancer or company or choreographer (AUTHOR search). Examples: Baryshnikov, Mikhail or Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater or Tharp, Twyla
  • By "unique" title (TITLE or KEYWORD search). Examples: West Side Story or Billy the Kid (not generic titles like Symphony no. 1 or Concerto in D)
  • By dance type/form (SUBJECT search). Examples: ballets or tangos 
  • By instrumentation (SUBJECT or KEYWORD search), Example: flute and guitar music
  • By performers (AUTHOR search). Examples: Cleveland Orchestra or Nureyev, Rudolf

You can narrow the results of your search to sound recordings, videos, or books, etc., by first performing an AUTHOR, TITLE, SUBJECT, or KEYWORD search, and then choosing the LIMIT /SORT or MODIFY SEARCH option and selecting MATERIAL TYPE, then MUSIC RECORD (for recordings) or SERIAL/JOURNAL (for magazines) or BOOK, and then clicking FIND or SUBMIT.

Latin musical events in Columbus

Music & Dance Librarian

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Alan Green
210 Eighteenth Avenue Library
175 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Subjects: Dance, Music