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HST 486, Sec 001: Honor, Gender, Race and Nation in Latin American History: Finding Books

Professor Peter Beattie, Fall 2017

MSU Library Catalog

The Subject headings found in library catalogs are not intuitive, so begin your research with Keyword searches.

MSU Library Catalog

Search for secondary sources via keyword using terms like "Cold War," "women," "dictatorship," "politics," etc., combined with a place name like Argentina, Caribbean or Latin America.

Works evoking Cold War era events in Argentina, for example, may be assigned Subject headings like these, but will be easiest found initially by using the words or terms in Keyword searches:

 SUBJECT      Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1955-1983.
 SUBJECT      Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1983-
 SUBJECT      Missing persons -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
 SUBJECT      Violence -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.

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.

Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

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.

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Ask Mary Jo Zeter
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Bibliographer

Michigan State University