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SPN 372: Survey of Latin American Literature: Finding Books

NOBLE Catalog

In the Stacks

The primary section within the library for books on topics in Latin American Literature is PQ. This section includes French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Literature. 


PQ 6001-8929 - Spanish Literature

  • PQ 6001-6168 - History and Criticism
  • PQ 6170-6269 - Collections
  • PQ 6271-6498 - Individual authors and works

Depending on which author you are studying, you might also find historical information useful. The following sections of the library contain information on early exploration and the history of Latin American or Spanish America.  


E 101-135 - Discovery of America and Early Exploration
F 1201-3799 - Latin America. Spanish America.

  • F 1201-1392 - Mexico 
  • F 1421-1440 - Central America
  • F 1601-1629 - West Indies
  • F 2201-3799 - South America

Tips for Searching the Catalog

Use the basic search box and search by author's name to find both works by the author and criticism about the author. 

Subject Headings
Works of literary criticism are tagged with subject headings that can help connect you to additional collections of criticism about your author. Look for the subject heading: Author's Name > Criticism and interpretation. Clicking on this subject heading link will show you all books at Jenks that are tagged with that same subject. 

Beyond Jenks

NOBLE (All Libraries)
When searching the NOBLE Catalog, any time you would like to look beyond Jenks for resources from other NOBLE libraries, use the Location drop down to and select the "NOBLE (All Libraries) option. This allows you to cross-search all collections within the NOBLE libraries for materials. Use the "Place Hold" button on the book's record to have the material sent directly to Jenks.