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Locations of Books

Because Latina/o Studies is interdisciplinary, there is no one call number range that covers all materials pertaining to the field. If you're interested in a broad topic in Latina/o Studies, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:

  • E 184-185 American ethnic groups.
  • HN Social history. Social problems. Social reform.
  • HQ The family. Marriage. Women. Feminism.
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races. 
  • LC Special aspects in Education
  • N 6550-6738 Latin American art (General) and by country
  • PQ 7070-7079 U.S. and Canadian authors of Spanish works
  • PS 153-158 U.S. Latino Literature. Note: For individual U.S. Latino authors, see PS700-3626 (arranged by period and then by alphabetical order).

Locations of print books:

  • New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!

New Titles in Collins Library!

Cambridge Companions

Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative essay collections that synthesize the most important aspects of a topic. Each volume is edited by a leading scholar in the field and offers essays written by experts. Look for Companions on specific authors, genres, themes or movements, and time periods. 

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Using Library of Congress Subject Headings

Collins Library, like most academic libraries in the United States, uses Library of Congress Subject Headings to describe the content of books. In many ways, subject headings are a form of tagging, in that they represent the content of the material and provide ways for you to efficiently locate more materials that are conceptually related.

The following Library of Congress Subject Headings are used when cataloging books that touch on aspects of Latina/o Studies:

Hispanic Americans -- [subheadings]

Mexican Americans -- [subheadings]

[Subject] -- Hispanic American -- [subheadings]

[Ethnic identity or country of origin] -- United States