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Books and E-books
Search by Keyword
The library catalog's default search setting is set to keyword.
Begin by identifying the key words in the question or the subject you wish to find materials for. Here is an example:
I am looking for books relating to social justice movements in Latin America.
Begin by identifying important words in the question.
social justice AND Latin America
Go to the library catalog to perform the keyword search. Remember to think about different terms (synonyms) which may prove to be more effective during the search process. Social justice, for instance may be changed to, or searched in conjunction with related keywords such as social movements.
Narrow the number of results retrieved by adding a name of a country or region into the mix, particularly if your research is focused on a specific geographical region.
For example: Guatemala
Search by Call Number
If you know the call number of the book you are looking for, you can use it to find similar materials. Searching this way allows you to go directly to a book's bibliographic record, while gaining the ability to search the shelves virtually from the comfort of your own desk or home.
Every item in the library has been assigned a call number. These numbers tell us the subject area of the material, the location of the item in the library, and the physical order of the books on the shelf. It is these numbers that allow you to see all of the titles of the books located next to the searched item on the shelf.
Give it a try!
Go to the library catalogue and search by the call number HQ1507 .E875 2012
As you can see, this call number is associated with the text Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution within the Revolution.
Browse by Call Number
To find books and other materials about general Mexican, South and Central American, and Caribbean History, you may want to browse these subject areas in the Library stacks:
- F1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America
- F1201-1392 Mexico
- F1218.5-1221 Antiquities. Indians
- F1401-1419 Latin America (General)
- F1421-1440 Central America
- F1435-1435.3 Mayas
- F1441-1457 Belize
- F1461-1477 Guatemala
- F1481-1497 Salvador (El Salvador)
- F1501-1517 Honduras
- F1521-1537 Nicaragua
- F1541-1557 Costa Rica
- F1561-1577 Panama
- F1569.C2 Canal Zone. Panama Canal
- F1601-1629 West Indies
- F1630-1640 Bermudas
- F1650-1660 Bahamas
- F1741-1991 Greater Antilles
- F1751-1854.9 Cuba
- F1788-1788.22 Communist regime
- F1861-1896 Jamaica
- F1900-1941 Haiti (Island). Hispaniola
- F1912-1930 Haiti (Republic)
- F1931-1941 Dominican Republic
- F1951-1983 Puerto Rico
- F1991 Navassa
- F2001-2151 Lesser Antilles
Groups of islands, by geographical distribution
- F2006 Leeward islands
- F2011 Windward Islands
- F2016 Islands along Venezuela coast
- F2033-2129 Individual islands
Groups of islands, by political allegiance
- F2131-2133 British West Indies
- F2136 Virgin Islands of the United States
- F2141 Netherlands West Indies. Dutch West Indies
- F2151 French West Indies
- F2155-2191 Caribbean area. Caribbean Sea
- F2201-3799 South America
- F2201-2239 General
- F2251-2299 Colombia
- F2301-2349 Venezuela
- F2351 Guiana
- F2361-2391 Guyana. British Guiana
- F2401-2431 Surinam
- F2441-2471 French Guiana
- F2501-2659 Brazil
- F2661-2699 Paraguay
- F2701-2799 Uruguay
- F2801-3021 Argentina
- F3031-3031.5 Falkland Islands
- F3051-3285 Chile
- F3301-3359 Bolivia
- F3401-3619 Peru
- F3701-3799 Ecuador
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