There are thousands of library catalogs out there and only one of you.
It's time for every researcher's secret weapon:
WorldCat contains more than 125 million records describing items owned by U.S. libraries and libraries around the world.
These items include books, manuscripts, musical scores, films, newspapers, etc.
Try a "SUBJECT begins with" search using one of the Library of Congress Subject Headings listed below:
Atlantic Ocean Region
Blacks Atlantic Ocean Region
Cuba Foreign relations United States
Haiti History 1804-1844
Haiti History Revolution 1791-1804
Maroons Panama (or Caribbean, West Indies, etc.)
Mexico History Spanish Colony 1540-1810
Slave trade Caribbean
Slaves Emancipation Hispaniola
Spain Colonies America
Spain History 711-1516
Spain History Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516
Spain History House of Austria, 1516-1700
Spain History Charles I, 1516-1556
Spain History Philip II, 1556-1598
Jesuits History Sources
Law Spain Colonies
Latin America History To 1600
Step 1: Start your search process by brainstorming a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.
Step 2: Use these keywords for your initial searches.
Step 3: Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to refine your search.
Step 4: You may also want to try a SUBJECT begins with search in Library Catalog with your keywords.
1. Use AND to combine terms
example: jesuits AND mexico
2. Use OR to search related terms
example: War OR Warfare
3. Use $ or ? to truncate a word and return all possible endings
(searches for all variants of the words jesuit, jesuits, jesuitas..)
4. Use parentheses when combining OR and AND in a single search
(pirates OR piracy) AND Mediterranean