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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Library Contact

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Edras Rodriguez Torres
110 D North
Hatcher Graduate Library
913 South University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 647-1726

How to Search for Primary Sources in the U-M Library Catalog

You can enhance your searches in Library Catalog Search by using subject terms that describe materials by format.  For example, if you enter your topic as a keyword in advanced search, you can also add subject terms that will specify a type of material related to that topic.

You can also add date ranges (e.g., 19th century) and geographic regions (Latin America) as subject terms to focus in on the time period or area you are researching: e.g., biography AND “19th century” AND Argentina.

Subject Terms that specify format:

  • archival resources
  • archives
  • atlases
  • bibliography
  • biography
  • broadsides
  • case studies
  • charts, diagrams
  • concordances
  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • dictionaries
  • encyclopedias
  • handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • illustrations
  • indexes
  • manuscripts—catalogs
  • maps
  • newspapers
  • periodicals 
  • personal narratives
  • photograph collections
  • pictorial works
  • portraits
  • sermons
  • sources
  • speeches in Congress
  • speeches, addresses, etc.
  • statistics

Digitized Primary Sources