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SPAN 3441: Latin American Culture & Civilization: Find Books

Latin American Culture and Civilization

Hint for your Assignment

You will find books in the catalog. Use the catalog's advanced search to better find books for your assignment.

There are many books containing Hispanic American and Latin American stories in the PQ section, but you will still need to use the catalog to search.

Try searching by subject. Use both the Spanish and English words for your topic with the word OR between them.

For questions that mention a specific author, search the catalog by author.

On this page, you will find:

  • A tutorial teaching you how to construct searches in the catalog
  • A search box to search in the catalog directly
  • Links to InterLibrary Loan and other important services


Constructing Searches

Use the Catalog to Find Reference Books

Click here to access ECU Libraries' Library Catalog.

Here is an image of the ECU Libraries' catalog with important tools highlighted.

If you would like to limit to the Reference Collection, click on Joyner Ref Collection.

InterLibrary Loan

Use InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery services to request articles, books, media, and more from other libraries when ECU libraries do not have what you need.





E-Journal/E-Book Portal

Search Joyner Library's collection of online materials. 

Constructing Searches

You may search the library catalog for items housed in Joyner Library. You may search by keyword, title, author, or subject.  Conduct a subject search in the library catalog for those subject headings which are appropriate for your class.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Counseling
  • School Crisis Management
  • Disasters -- Psychological Aspects

Also, try word or phrase searches such as:

  • terrorism and crisis intervention 
  • health and crisis intervention
  • pregnanc*

Note:  By using an asterisk, all forms of a term will be searched.  In this example, catalog returns will include pregnancy, pregnancies, etc.  For assistance, please contact a librarian through the options listed under "get help."