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SPAN 376: Mexico City: The City as Protagonist

Professor Silvia Lopez--winter 2024



Search Catalyst for books and ebooks

Using the search box above, try any of the following keyword phrases:

  • Pictorial works Mexico City
  • Mexico City history
  • Mexico City buildings and structures

These phrases will result in material related to Mexico City in the way of photographs as well as other historical information about Mexico City. To narrow down your results to e-books, click on "online resources' on the left hand side after you have run the search.

Strategies for book searching using Catalyst

There are many ways to locate books that are relevant to your research topic:

  1. Search for books by doing a simple KEYWORD search in Catalyst (in the search box above). Enter words that describe your topic (names, places, events, etc.).
  2. When you find a book on your topic, examine its subject headings for relevance to your topic. Click on a hyperlinked subject heading to perform a subject heading search.
  3. Conduct a virtual browse at the very bottom of a book record in Catalyst, to discover related titles.
  4. You can also look at the bibliography of books you have already identified as useful. 
  5. You can also use the advanced search box below to search by subject.