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LALIS 465: Spanish Cinema: Finding Books

Using the Library Catalog

The first place to check for books on your topic is the Library Catalog.  Here are some quick tips for effective catalog searches:

If you are looking for books by a writer, use the Author search (last name first) (same for any artist, such as a director, musician, or acto)r.

If you want books about an author, use the Subject Heading Browse search (last name first).

Here are some subject headings you may find useful:

  • Spain - Civilization- 20th century
  • Spain - History - 20th Century
  • Spain - Politics and Government
  • Spain - Social Life and Customs- 20th century
  • Popular culture--Spain--History--20th century
  • Art, Modern--20th century--Spain
  • Spanish literature--20th century
  • Motion pictures-Spain-History          

Of course, you can also use keyword searches. The Subject seach on the Advanced Search page is especially useful.

Encyclopedias, Etc.