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Starting points for research in Latin American Studies.

New Titles in Collins Library!

 Listed here are just a few of the books that were added recently to the Collins Library collection.  Search Primo Search to find many more titles available through the library.

LAS Resources

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Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad topic in Latin American Studies, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:

  • F 1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America
    • F 1201-1392 Mexico
    • F 1421-1440  Central America
    • F 2201-3799  South America
  • G 1-922 Geography (General)
    • G 1535-1537 Caribbean area
    • G 1540-1542 Latin America (General)
    • G 1545-1549 Mexico
    • G 1550-(1594) Central America
  • JL 1-3899 Political institutions and public administration
    • JL 599.5-839 West Indies. Caribbean Area
    • JL 1200-1299 Mexico
    • JL 1400-1679 Central America
    • JL 1850-3899 South America
  • PQ 6001-PQ 8929  Literature in Spanish

Locations of books

  • New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!

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Cambridge Companions

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Need Help?

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