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Latin America Politics

Library Catalog

In the library catalog Onesearch , you can search books by title, author, subject or keywords.  You can also use Browse  for  subject search, author, title, and call numbers.

Keyword Searching:
  • Searches only for the words, not the concepts.
  • Is often the best search to do initially, until you know what the Subject terms are.
  • Can be used in conjunction with an outline to conceptualize a topic.

Subject Searching:
  • Searches the concept (as defined by the Library of Congress Subject Headings)
  • Is often better done when the keyword search isn't garnering material appropriate to the topic.
  • May take more work, but will yield better results than a keyword search.

  Subject terms
         The Library of Congress Subject Headings lists specific subject terms to use catalog.
     For example, the following are some subject terms useful in searching Latin American politics.

Latin America -- Politics and government 
         Latin America -- Social conditions 
         Political science -- Latin America.
         Mexico Political Culture, etc. (enter country name for country studies)