PUENTE ENGL: Essay #3: Research, Think, then Write!: Search Terms

Spring 2021

La Virgen de Guadalupe

  • Virgin de Guadalupe
  • Virgen de Guadalupe
  • Virgin Mary
  • Tonantzin
  • "La Morenita"

La Malinche

  • Malinche
  • Malinalli
  • Marina
  • Malintzin
  • traitor
  • "La Chingada" (see Octavio Paz)

La llorona

  • "La llorona" OR Malinche
  • "weeping woman"

The Macho

  • Macho
  • Machista
  • "Mexican Macho"
  • Hyper-masculine
  • Patriarchy

Search Statement

Searching Library Databases

REMEMBER:

    • Sometimes less is more you will often have more success when you search if you look for just a few key concepts or key ideas
    • AVOID a complete sentence as your key concepts
    • Use quotes “” to keep all the words in a phrase together (“mexican archetypes”)

Q. What keywords & concepts phrases would you “glue” together to build your search statement?

Examples:

concept #1

concept #2

concept #3

"mexican women"

"sandra cisneros"

archetypes

concept #1

concept #2

concept #3

malinche

archetype

"sandra cisneros"

Archetypes

  • icons
  • exemplars
  • myth, mythical
  • stereotypes

Archetypes--patas pa' arriba!

  • brave woman/women
  • fierce woman/women
  • Chicanas
  • Revolucionarias
  • chingonas
  • rebels
  • "border crossers"