International Governmental Organizations (IGOs) and Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) are publishing a great deal of information on the web, but you will also find references (citations) to books, journal articles, or newspapers that are not readily available from a web link.

To find these sources, start by searching the library catalog.

homepage search window, with links to Catalog, Articles & Full Text, Databases, e-Journals and Images

Finding a book by title

Sample citation: Tate, Winifred. Counting the Dead: The Culture and Politics of Human Rights Activism in Colombia. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

  1. From the library home page, go directly to the library catalog.
  2. Enter the first part of the title, Counting the Dead
  3. For print items, note the library location and call number

catalog records -- one with a link to the book online and the other with the call number for the print edition of the book

Finding a journal article from a citation (reference)

Sample citation: Avilés, William. “Paramilitarism and Colombia's Low-Intensity Democracy.” Journal of Latin American Studies 38, no. 2(May 2006): 379–408.

  1. In the library catalog, enter the title of the journal (not the title of the article)
  2. Use the drop-down menu to select Journal
  3. Open matching records to determine whether we have the year, volume and issue you need, in this case, 2006, volume 38, issues 2.

library catalog record for the Journal of Latin American Studies pointing out availability in JSTOR and Cambridge University Press