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Latin American Primary Sources: Finding Books

Your Library Account

You can access your library account to renew books, check due dates, etc.  by using your VUnet ID & password. 

For more detailed instructions, see the online handout.

Finding Primary Sources in Library Catalog

To search Library Catalog for primary sources try these tips:

Add the word SOURCES to your search term.

Brazil and (slave? or slavery) and Sources

Mexico and history and document$ 

Mexico and (Archive$ or Manuscripts)

Travelers' Accounts

Use LC subject headings like Peru Description and Travel


LC subject begins with:

Mexico Historical Georgraphy

Mexico Maps

Cartography New Spain

or a SUBJECT KEYWORDS search (maps or atlases) and Mexico


Brazil and (Ilustration? or pictorial or photograph? or painting? or exhibition?)

pictorial works is a SUBJECT KEYWORD used by Library of Congress


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