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History 383: Borderlands: La Frontera: The U.S.-Mexico Border: Books and Book Reviews

Library of Congress Subject Headings

"Mexican-American Border Region" is the phrase used either as the main subject heading or as a subheading in the Library of Congress cataloging index.  Some examples are below; click on any of the links to find books that share these subject headings.

 

Mexican-American Border Region

Mexican-American Border Region -- History

Mexican-American Border Region -- Social conditions

Drug control -- Mexican-American Border Region

Illegal aliens -- Mexican-American Border Region

Human smuggling -- Mexican-American Border Region

Migrant labor -- Mexican-American Border Region

Smuggling -- Mexican-American Border Region

Water-supply -- Mexican-American Border Region

 

 

 

Monographs

Your history professors may ask you to locate a monograph, a scholarly book on a tightly focused topic. How do you know if a book record you find in Primo is a historical monograph?  The catalog record usually provides some clues:

Start by looking at the top of the catalog record:

Continue looking at the more detailed section of the catalog record:
Catalog Record--monograph2

Book Reviews

By consulting book reviews of the scholarly works you are reading, you can gain a better understanding of the place of a particular work within the field.  Here are a few tips for locating book reviews:

  • America: History and Life

  • Select the "Advanced Search" option.
  • Type (in quotation marks) the title of the book for which you seek reviews.
  • Under the limiter options, select "book review" in the "Document Type" category.

  • JSTOR
  • Select the "advanced search" option.
  • Type (in quotation marks) the title of the book for which you seek reviews.
  • Under the limiter options, select "review" in the "Type" category.