Since books often provide a more holistic overview and/or historical context on a topic, remember to check the Table of Contents to see if there is a useful chapter or two. While reading the whole book will deepen your knowledge on a topic, sometimes, for a research paper, you just need a bit of historical context which you might find in just one chapter. Below are two key resources to find books.
In addition to searching for books, journal articles and other types of scholarship, searching the dissertations database can be a useful strategy for more in-depth research projects. If you are starting on your doctoral research, the dissertation database can help you identify gaps in the research, find contemporary bibliographies or discussion threads on a topic, identify specific interventions in specific settings, or demonstrate how to employ a particular method.
UC Library Search is the most effective way to search for accessible material from across the UCs. However, sometimes, it is nice to browse the print collection available locally on campus. While this narrows the breadth of what you can access, below is the arrangement of the Spanish & Portuguese Collection by nationality of author and its corresponding Call Number range. All books are located on the 4th floor of Langson Library.
|U.S. & Canadian authors of Spanish works||PQ7070-PQ7079|
|Spanish America (general)||PQ7081-PQ7099|
|Spanish Caribbean (general)||PQ7358-PQ7361|
|Central America (general)||PQ7471-PQ7479|
|South America (general)||PQ7551-PQ7592|
|Spanish American authors not identified with any country||PQ8560|
|U.S. & Canadian authors of Portuguese works||PQ9470-PQ9479|
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