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Latin American Politics: Finding Books

For students taking Latin American Politics

Books in Frog Scholar

To find books using FrogScholar, select "Library Catalog" from the options on the left:

Select "library catalog" from the options on the left in FrogScholar

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Finding books @TCU

For Latin American Politics, try using the following words or phrases (in the library catalog specifically):

  • "Latin America" AND "Politics and Government" (as SUBJECT words)
  • [Name of your country] AND politics
  • [Name of your country] AND "foreign relations"

If your topic is on something more specific, add in those words or phrases. For example:

  • "Environmental policy"
  • Economy
  • "Economic Policy"

Use quotes to keep phrases together. For example:

  • "Civil rights"
  • "human rights"

Combine ideas to  narrow down your results. For example:

"El Salvador" AND "social movements"

If you know the date of your event, you can add the date into your search. For example:

"Civil Rights" AND "United States" AND 1964

If you want to find books about a certain topic in a particular century, add that century into your search. For example: 

"El Salvador" AND politics AND "20th century"

Latin America Books @ TCU

Latin American History books are located on the third floor of the library in the F section. You can use the following table to come to the library and browse by the nation you are studying:

F 1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America
F 1201-1392 Mexico
F 1401-1419 Latin America (General)
F 1421-1440 Central America
F 1435-1435.3 Mayas
F 1441-1457 Belize
F 1461-1477 Guatemala
F 1481-1497 Salvador (El Salvador)
F 1501-1517 Honduras
F 1521-1537 Nicaragua
F 1541-1557 Costa Rica
F 1561-1577 Panama
F 1569.C2 Canal Zone. Panama Canal
F 1609-1629 West Indies
F 1630-1640  Bermudas
F 1650-1660 Bahamas
F 1741-1991 Greater Antilles
F 1751-1854,9 Cuba
F 1788-1788.2 Cuba - Communist Regime
F 1861-1896 Jamaica
F 1900-1941 Haiti (Island). Hispaniola
F 1912-1930 Haiti (Republic)
F 1931-1941 Dominican Republic
F 1951-1983 Puerto Rico
F 1991 Navassa
F 2001-2151 Lesser Antilles
F 2201-2239 South America. General
F 2251-2299 Colombia
F 2301-2349 Venezuela
F 2351 Guiana
F 2501-2659 Brazil
F 2662-2699 Paraguay
F 2701-2799 Uraguay
F 2801-3021 Argentina
F 3031-3031.5 Falkland Islands
F 3051-3285 Chile
F 3301-3359 Bolivia
F 3401-3619 Peru
F 3701-3799 Ecuador