ENGL 1131: Reading and Writing about Latin America (Summer 2018): Finding Books

Start your search from the homepage, or go directly to the library catalog:

Combine key words and phrases

Start with a broad search, using just one, or a few, terms.

Use quotation marks around phrases.

If you retrieve a large number of results, add terms to narrow your search.

Fewer terms = broader search (casting your net, widely)

More terms = narrower, more focused search.


Or Browse by Subject (A-to-Z) (I really like this search! You can find all kinds of materials you never imagined existed, sending your research into new, interesting directions)

Locating in the library stacks

In Olin and Uris, look for the map to the stacks posted next to the elevators and stairwells.

Olin Library houses call numbers A - P
Uris Library houses call numbers Q - Z

Each floor houses double-oversize (call number ++), oversize (call number+) and regular size books. Check your call number and then check the floor map at the head of each floor.

++ call number ranges have green labels at the end of each row.

+ call number ranges have pink labels at the end of each row.

Regular size have white labels at the end of each row.

Web Accessibility Assistance