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Finding Books

Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system which groups items by subject, so you can often simply browse the shelves. Here are some relevant subjects:

To begin research in this area, do a subject search on "Latin America" and browse through its various subdivisions such as:

Latin America
Latin America -- Civilization
Latin America -- Economic conditions
Latin America -- Politics and government
Latin America -- Relations -- United States

You may also use related subject heading such as:
Latin American fiction
Latin American studies

If you have a particular country within Latin America that you are trying to research, you may start by doing a subject search on that country. Examples are:

Cuba -- History
Peru -- Social conditions

Many subject headings pertaining to Latin America have a subject followed by the adjective assigned to the country. Examples are:

Art, Mexican
Popular music - Domincan Republic
Cooking -- Brazilian

For subjects pertaining to literature, headings are arranged by the adjective assigned to the country. Examples are:

Mexican literature
Chilean poetry
Salvadoran fiction
Argentine drama


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