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HIST 100: Unkown Latin America

Professor Pedro Quijada--fall 2022

Searching for reference sources

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Reference sources such as encyclopedias are a great source of background information about a topic, they point you to other scholarly material, and can provide additional keywords to further your research.

Using the Catalyst search box above, you can do a simple keyword search for your topic and narrow down your results to "reference entries" on the left hand side, after you have run a search. This will allow you to discover  reference articles by name and the encyclopedias where those can be found.

Advanced Search

The library also collects annotated country bibliographies for many Latin American countries.  Turn to these for article suggestions by topics such as "urbanization" and "philosophical thought" and "the arts."  Search for these in the Catalyst advanced search above by:

subject: [country] AND
subject: [bibliography]

For example, this search...

subject: argentina AND
subject: bibliography


Begin your search with reference works to find background information, locate statistics and facts, and build a bibliography.

Browse paper reference books (4th floor) and monographs (2nd floor):
  • F1401 - F1419 Latin America (General)
  • F1201 - F1392 Mexico
  • F1421 - F1440 Central America
  • F1601 - F2191 Caribbean
  • F2201 - F3799 South America

Latin America Readers (series)