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HIST 5385: Latin American History


This guide is intended to provide a starting point for finding books, articles, and primary sources on topics related to Latin American history with a high focus on Mexico and Mexican history.

This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources on this topic or in related disciplines owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.


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Browse the Collection

An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges.

Latin American History is F1201-F3799 

This includes F1201-3799  Latin America. Spanish America, F1201-1392  Mexico, and F1401-1419  Latin America (General).

To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Subject Headings

Subject headings allow you to find books according to broader and narrower topics.

Below are sample subjects. To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."

You can start browsing for a broad subject like Education, then look for more specific subjects, such as Education England History 18th century.

Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Reference Books

Books of Interest


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