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HIS 119 - Modern Latin America: Books

Use this guide for suggested resources for the Modern Latin America Thesis and Bibliography assignment.

Finding Books on History

Go to the Library Home Page and use the Resources Search Box to find Books, EBooks, Journal Titles or DVDs in the library.

Conduct a Keyword search. Starting at the Basic Search screen, enter a keyword from your subject or research question. Some example searches:

I am writing about...  Keywords
Period in history


An historical figure



Salvador Allende

A place or event

guerrilla Nicaragua
Falklands War (las Malvinas)

A pairing of ideas

Women "liberation theology"

Bolivia* free trade agreements



Conduct a Subject search. Starting at the Basic Search screen, first highlight the selection "Words in Subject" and then enter a term in the search box.


Library of Congress Call Numbers for  HISTORY  (All of these sections are located on the 3rd  floor of the library)

Class F


United States local history


British America (including Canada)

Dutch America

Dutch America

Colony in Brazil, 1625-1661, see F2532

Dutch Guinea, see F2401+

Dutch West Indies, see F2141

New Netherlands to 1664, see F122.1

New Sweden (Dutch possession, 1655-1664), see F167


French America


Latin America. Spanish America

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