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Latin American History

Finding Books in Worldcat

You can locate books in Macalester's collections and beyond using Worldcat Discovery. Use the filters on the left-hand side of your search results in Worldcat to limit your search results to print books or ebooks specifically.

magnifying glassPro-tip: Try using the subject headings found in Worldcat to expand your search results and find related sources. One example subject heading to explore is: Latin America History Sources.


Browse Books on the Shelf!

You can also browse physical books on the bookshelf at the library! Books in the Macalester Library are organized according to the Library of Congress call number system. The call number system, which is made up of a combination of letters and numbers, keeps resources organized so that items on similar topics and by the same people are located near each other. Though history is covered in every discipline, the major sections for Latin American history can be found in the following areas:

F1201-F3799    Latin America    
F1201-F1392    Mexico   
F1421-F1569    Central America    
F1601-F2191    Caribbean    
F2201-F3799    South America

Learn more about call numbers and how to find books using call numbers at Mac.

Searching for Articles

A quick list of subject-specific databases for Latin American history:

Pro-tip: Historical Abstracts allows you to search by historical period, which is a powerful way to improve your search results.