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LALS 101: Perspectives on Latin America: Finding Books

Catalog Search Tips

When you don't have a particular title of a book in mind, begin by searching for a key term about your research topic.  Then look at the tags to the right of your search results or the tags at the bottom of the page.  These tags will help you refine or revise your search.

Book Catalogs

Holy Cross Library Catalog

WorldCat
The are over 49 million bibliographic records in WorldCat, covering books, journals, audiovisual materials, etc. Try searching for a topic of interest here. If HC has the book, you will see the words "COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS," highlighted in blue. If you'd like a book that HC does not have, submit an interlibrary loan request.


Books at Dinand Library are arranged by Library of Congress Call Number. 

  Video: How to Read Call Numbers

Dinand stacks contain books with call numbers starting with all letters except ‘M,” located in the Music Library, and “Q, R, S, T,” found in Science.

  • Reference books are located in the Main Reading Room. 
  • Call numbers A through G are on the upper (Mezzanine) level.
  • Call numbers H through Z are on the lower (Ground) level.

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