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HLAS - The Handbook of Latin American Studies

HLAS - Handbook of Latin American Studies

It is very helpful to search HLAS using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). You can find more information about LCSH at the link below.

LC Subject Classification

Library of Congress Classification Subject Areas

Please note, some of the UO Libraries' materials may be located in branch libraries or special locations within Knight Library.

Letter
Subject Area
A General Works
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D World History
E History of the Americas
F History of the Americas
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language and Literature
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources

To drill down into the LC Classification Outline, use the link below:

UO LibrarySearch - Find articles, books, and more

LibrarySearch offers a streamlined interface for finding books and other media that combines the collections of UO Libraries and Summit libraries.

How to read an LC Call Number

Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers are like an item's address to help you find where it lives on the shelf. Each letter stands for an academic discipline. In the image below, L is for Education, LD is for Individual Institutions - United States. Can you guess which institution is at LD 4363 .U55 2006

Photo of UO Libraries books on shelf

To read a call number, read the number from left to right or top to bottom as follows:

  1. Alphabetically (L before LC, LC before LD)
  2. Numerically (4362.3 before 4363
  3. Alphabetically (.A before .B
  4. Decimal order (.U2 before .U5 or .U55
  5. (Sometimes there are more pieces in alphabetical then numerical order here)
  6. Finally, chronologically (1985 before 2006) This is year of publication and may or may not be included.

Lastly, the shelf is organized from top to bottom in sections, so you'll zig-zag down each section to look for your call number before moving to the next section. 

Bonus: You can also click the "Locate" option in LibrarySearch to see a floor map with the number of the shelf your item is on.

Using LC Subject Headings to Search

What are LCSH?

Books, videos, and other materials in library catalogs are assigned official subject headings by the Library of Congress (LCSH). These subject headings describe an item's content and what it is about, and are useful for focusing research on broader, narrower, or related topics. Look for subject heading links in the library catalog to find more items on the same topic.

For example, the book Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, and Stardom has the following LC Subject Headings to describe it, including "United States," a Geographical Subject Heading:

Using LCSH in your LibrarySearch searches

If you know the subject headings that are likely to be tagged on the item you want to find, search by Subject. Eugene (Or.) -- History is another example of a Geographical Subject Heading.

LibrarySearch Subject search for Eugene (Or.) -- History

About Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Infographic

Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing reuse of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.

Infographic about Interlibrary Loan - Follow link for accessible text version


Text description of "Use Interlibrary Loan" for web accessibility

Before submitting an InterLibrary Loan request, an account must be made. This can be found on the UO Libraries website by clicking the "InterLibrary Loan" link and following the login prompts, or first time users can click here.

Once an account is made, books may be searched for and requested through LibrarySearch and WorldCat.

Please allow about 2 weeks for delivery of books and physical materials. An e-mail will be sent when print materials are ready for pick-up.

Most journal articles arrive in 24-48 hours and will be sent electronically.

 

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