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Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Books & Theses

Starting point for research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Latin American Women Writers

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A e-book collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America.


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Find Books: Using Subject Headings

Once you find a book that interests you in the catalog, a good strategy to find more is to use the subject headings. Scroll down to "LCSH and PCI subjects" in the record for your book. Follow the hyperlinks or use these terms in your searches.

Browsing the stacks for books

It can be tricky to browse the stacks for books.  The recommended strategy is to do some keyword searching within UW Libraries Search, jot down a few call numbers on topics of interest, and then go to the stacks to browse. You may need to browse a few sections.

Library of Congress classification (LC):

  • Major UW collection areas fall within:
    • BL2540-2592 Religion in Latin America
    • BR600 Christianity in Latin America
    • E51-73 History: Latin America (Pre-Columbian)
      • E65 History: Indigenous Peoples. Latin America (General)
    • F1201-3799 History: Latin America and the Caribbean
      • F1201-F1392     Mexico
      • F1421-F1569     Central America
        • F1435 Central America, Mayas
        • F1465 Central America, Guatemala, Mayas
      • F1601-F2191     Caribbean
      • F2201-F3799     South America
        • F2230 South America, Indigenous Peoples
        • F3429 South America, Peru, Inca
    • GN Anthropology
    • HD - Industries. Land Use. Labor
    • HN - Social history and conditions. Social problems.
    • HQ - The family. Marriage. Women.
    • HV640s - Refugee Relief
    • JC599 Human Rights - Latin America
    • JL599-3899 Political Science. Political institutions and public administration. Latin America & The Caribbean
    • M - Music
    • N - Fine Arts
    • PC - Romance Language Linguistics
    • PM3001-4566 - Languages of Mexico and Central America
      PM5001-7356 - Languages of South America and the West Indies
    • PN1990-1999 Broadcasting, Motion Pictures
    • PN4930-5106 - Journalism in Latin America
    • PQ - Romance Language Literatures

For more granular call number ranges, see: Tulane Latin American Library's Call Number Guide and the  Library of Congress Classification Outline


Finding Dissertations & Theses

UW Theses and Dissertations:

Theses from Mexico (UNAM)