Books can provide especially useful overviews of large topics—i.e., topics on which there exist many articles and books. When they are fairly recent, they can also provide very useful bibliographies; see the Tracing Citations page to learn how to find more up-to-date bibliographies related to the topics of older books and articles.
Use TRIPOD to find books and other material owned by the Tri-College libraries.
Use WorldCat to find books not held by the Tri-College libraries.
In order to find books in either catalog, conduct either a relevant:
Keyword Search, e.g.:
- guevara AND (military OR strateg*) [Tripod]
- sarmiento AND litera* [Tripod]
- sarmiento AND litera* [WorldCat — title keyword; limited to Spanish sources]
(See the Search Tips tab for more information on how to construct keyword searches.)
Or Subject Search, e.g.:
- Latin America History 19th century [Tripod]
- Gauchos in literature [Tripod]
- Gauchos in literature [WorldCat]
- Gauchos en la literatura [WorldCat]
- Caudillos (full list) [Tripod]
- Hernández, José, 1834-1886 [Tripod]
- Hernández, José, 1834-1886 [WorldCat]
(Use the Browse Books & More link or use the Advanced Search function [limited to the subject field] to find additional subject headings. Spanish subject headings can sometimes be found through these methods, but searching in a Spanish-language catalog—such as the Biblioteca Nacional de España's—can be more straightforward)