Finding books on a topic is easy with subject searching. Use the Primo Library Catalog's Advance Search. In the Search For box, type a suggested subject headings and choose the Subject option. Subject searches use Library of Congress subject headings and thus are always in English. For related subject terms, scroll through the list of results.
Spanish Literature-History & Criticism
Spanish American literature
Spanish American literature 1500-1700
Spanish American literature 18th century
Spanish American literature 19th century
Spanish American literature 20th century
Spanish American literature 21st century
Tip--to find subject headings, do a keyword search in the Primo Library Catalog. using terms relating to your topic. Find a result that fit your research and consult the subject headings
Spanish Literature to 1500
The UIUC Library has two call number systems for literature. Materials in the Main Stacks and Oak St. Remote Storage are in the Dewey Decimal System. Books in the Literatures and Languages Library (a very small fraction of the books) are in Library of Congress.
Here is the breakdown for Dewey Decimal:
801 Literature: philosophy and theory
804-05 serial publications
809 Literary history and criticism
861 Spanish (Iberian) poetry
862 Spanish drama
863 Spanish fiction
864 Spanish essays
865 Spanish speeches
866 Spanish letters
867 Spanish satire and humor
868 Spanish miscellaneous writings
Latin American Literature
869.0 Latin American general
869.10 Mexican Literature
869.21 Costa Rican Literature
869.22 Honduran Literature
869.23 Guatemalan Literature
869.24 El Salvadoran Literature
869.25 Nicaraguan Literature
869.26 Panamanian Literature
869.27 Cuban Literature
869.28 Puerto Rican Literature
869.29 Dominican Literature
869.30 Argentinean Literature
869.40 Chilean Literature
869.50 Peruvian Literature
869.60 Uruguayan Literature
869.61 Paraguayan Literature
869.70 Colombian Literature
869.71 Venezuelan Literature
869.80 Bolivian Literature
869.81 Ecuadorian Literature
869.9 Portuguese &
Step One: UIUC Online Library Catalog
There are two ways to search the UIUC Library catalog. Both offer the same content but the method of searching and presentation of results varies.
Getting the actual book: When you locate your item you have two choices.
You can request the item and pick it up at any of the departmental libraries. Or, you can retrieve the book yourself from either the main stacks or the departmental library where the book is located. If you choose this option, make sure you jot down the location and call number of the item.
Access will depend on the publisher. In some case you will be able to download full books via PDF. In others you might be able only to view the book online. In all cases the Library follow the publisher's requirements.
Step Two: I-Share
Once you have verified that the book you are looking for is either not located in the UIUC catalog or all copies are checked out, you may order it through Primo Library Catalog and selecting "All I-share Libraries." Items typically arrive within 5-10 days and you will receive an email when the item is available for pick up.
Step Three: Interlibrary Loan
If the item is not available in the UIUC catalog or through I-Share, then your next stop will be Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. First, keep your full citation handy -- you'll need it. Second, login to the ILLiad server using your NetID and password. From the ILLiad main menu, select "Request a Book." Be sure to fill out as much of the form as possible, including the source of your citation. This will ensure that ILL can place your request in a timely manner. You'll be notified by email when your item is ready to be picked up.
WorldCat -You can search WorldCat to find books on your topic, which might not be in the UIUC nor the I-share catalog. Once you find a title of interest, you can order it through Interlibrary Loan
Dissertations are excellent sources for your own bibliography, as doctoral candidates need to summarize the scholarly literature in their field. Browse these resources to find relevant dissertations.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Cybertesis: tesis electrónicas en línea
Tesis digitales—Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM): TESIUNA
Bases de datos de tesis doctorales (TESEO)