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The construction of Library of Congress Subject Headings are not intuitive, so the best way to begin your research is with keyword searches. Examples of Subject headings are:
Popular music -- Social aspects -- Brazil
Popular music -- Political aspects -- Brazil
Popular music -- Brazil -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Dictatorship -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Brazil -- History -- 1964-1985.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 1964-1985.
Military government -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Start with Keyword searches!
NOTE: To search for the writings of a known figure, search the name as an Author search.
(To find information about important figures, do use a Subject search.)
Try searching using combinations of keywords or terms, for example:
music, popular music, salsa, Blacks, identity, dictatorship, state violence; combined with Cuba, Caribbean [or other place name]
Search for names of artists as well.
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials held in libraries worldwide. Seamless links to our interlibary loan system enable you to request items not held in MSU Libraries' collection: Use the "Request this item in ILLiad" link in each record.
CRL is a consortium of North American research libraries that acquires resources available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. Its collections contain over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, and government publications, with special strengths in foreign materials. In addition to its online catalog, utilize the searchable special collections databases (foreign newspapers, foreign doctoral dissertations, etc.) as needed.
InterLibrary Services is accepting loan requests and attempting to fill them whenever possible. Initiate a borrowing request for a checked-out book by clicking on the Get it! button in the catalog record, and then on "Request via ILLiad." Please be aware that many libraries are still unable to access or loan their material so requests may be delayed or canceled.
Bibliographies are lists of sources. They are found at the end of scholarly books and articles, or may be entire volumes themselves. Students create bibliographies to make readily identifiable the sources utilized in writing a paper or completing a research project.