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SPAN 336: Latin American Women Writers: Books About Latin American Women Writers

Books By & About Latin American Women Writers

The library catalog is a great place to find in-depth information on Latin American women writers, including biographies and collections of critical essays.  Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular writer or work.  You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.

Remember that books are still the best place to go to understand a topic from beginning to end.

What else can you find on Latin American Women Writers?

If you're looking for general information on Latin American women writers or about a specific writer, you might be tempted to look only in the databases for journal articles.  But books provide in-depth information and often collect a number of articles on a particular topic all in one place.  Below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that cover Latin American women writers.

Serendipity in the Stacks: Browse by Call Number

One of the best ways to discover the perfect source for your topic is to browse the library stacks by call number range.  Each call number range represents a particular subject and all of the books on a particular topic will be located in the same general area on the shelves.  So if you want a book on Latin American literature, go to the call number range beginning with PQ7081 to see what we have!

 LC Call Number


PC 4001-4977

Spanish Language

PQ 6001-8929

Spanish Literature

PQ 7081-8560

Spanish America

What else can you find on individual writers?

If you're looking for biographies of individual writers, you might be tempted to look only in the databases for background information.  But books provide substantial, in-depth information on topics that are only briefly referred to in reference sources. Below is a sample of some of the many biographies of Latin American women writers in the library's collection.

Still can't find it? Try WorldCat.

If you don't find what you need in Simmons' catalog, search WorldCat for books in other local libraries or in libraries around the world.

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