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SOC 362: Developing Societies: Cuba: Find Books

Prof. Jualynne Dodson

Possible Topics (there are many more!)



Women's rights

Food supply





Popular culture

Sex tourism


Race relations


Social policy

Economic policy

International cooperation [combine with Africa, Angola, etc.]

Keyword combinations can include any of the terms above plus "Cuba."

MSU Library Catalog

MSU Libraries Home Page search--Search Plus

The default keyword search on the home page is the SearchPlus research tool. It allows users to search most of the library's online databases and the library catalog, all at the same time. Results can then be filtered by date, language, subject, and content type -- such as books, articles in scholarly journals, or newspaper articles.

Alternately, users may choose the Library Catalog tab on the home page, or the Databases tab to look for articles.

Search the  Catalog using Keyword terms like slavery, race, or religion combined with a place name--for this class, Cuba or Caribbean. Subject Headings are not intuitive, so generally start with a Keyword search and then utilize the linked subject headings to find other, similar works.

Try UBorrow when the book you need is checked out. UBorrow offers 12 week loan periods and 72-hour business day turnaround and should be the borrowing option you try first.

Looking Beyond MSU Libraries


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.

Interlibrary Loan Information

This page summarizes the various options for requesting different types of materials (books, articles, theses, etc.) through interlibrary loan. Most of the time you will probably just link from the catalog and other databases to the appropriate interlibrary loan request service form.

E-Books and E-Readers in the MSU Libraries


Ask Mary Jo Zeter,
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Bibliographer

Questions about Sociology resources?

Contact Carin Graves

Librarian for Sociology, Social Work, and Human Development and Family Studies

Michigan State University