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Latin American Women Writers

Claudia Lars portrait

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


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Browsing the Stacks

We have so many books in our collections that it is hard to browse.  We recommend doing a quick keyword or author search online, finding a few call numbers to start with, and then browsing that area.

Portuguese Studies subjects, along with their Library of Congress classifications (more detailed Library of Congress call numbers for browsing are on the LOC Classification Outline):

DP and F Call Numbers - History

(DPs are on Suzzallo 4th, F on Suzzallo 3rd)

  • DP501-900 History of Portugal
  • F2501-2659 Brazil

PQ9000-9999 Portuguese literature (Suzzallo 2nd floor)

  • PQ9000-9129 History and criticism
  • PQ9000-9034 General
  • PQ9035-9055 Special periods
  • PQ9061-9081 Poetry
  • PQ9083-9095 Drama
  • PQ9097-9119 Prose
  • PQ(9121)-(9128) Folk literature
  • PQ9129 Juvenile literature (General)
  • PQ9131-9188 Collections
  • PQ9131-9144 General
  • PQ9137 Translations
  • PQ9149-9163 Poetry
  • PQ9164-9170 Drama
  • PQ9172-9188 Prose
  • PQ9262-9288 1961-2000 Individual authors
  • PQ9300-9326 2001-present individual authors
  • PQ9400-9411 Regional Portugal
  • PQ9421- Portuguese Literature outside of Portugal
  • PQ9500-9698.436 Brazil
  • PQ9990-9948.0 Africa
  • PQ9959 Asia
  • PQ9990-9999 Australia. Oceania.

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