Reference books should only be used for an overview, and not as one of your major sources. Because reference book articles are short, you are not going to find the level of detail required to write a successful paper.
Circulating books offers more specific information on one major subject with lots of details in its further subdivision. You may also find lots of supporting materials via facts, personal experience or survey as well as possible some statistics. It takes you to a deeper level of research.
The Garver Room houses the library’s main reference collection.
Use reference materials, such as almanacs, fact books, dictionaries and encyclopedias to get an overview of key terms and concepts related to your topics as a way to begin the research process.
Reference book articles are short and sweet, and reading them will help you wrap your head around a topic before tackling a 400+ page book!
Los cuentos de Emilio a book written by Mozo, Emilio M., an PA's retired Spanish Instructor and Chair.
Spring term: Selected Readings
Fall term: Selected Short Stories by contemporary Latin American and Spanish authors (e.g. Carlos Fuentes, J.L. Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.)
Winter term: Spanish and Spanish American Drama
Contemporary Hispanic Poetry & Novels
Contemporary Hispanic Novels:
Books in Spanish written by PA's Author: Mozo, Emilio
Last Rev. 2/10/2017
Reference sources are also available in database form through the library. These sources are available 24/7!
Q. Dear librarian, After I searched the NOBLE Catalog system, I found one of the items I like to read having a call number like this: S 863 G16F, what does it mean and where I can find it?
A. This prefix S means this item is in Spanish language. You need to go downstairs to the basement for the Spanish materials section. 863 means it is a book about Latin American Literature.
Q. What does "Boom" mean in the Latin American literature?
A. "Boom is the name given to a period of Latin American literature from the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s."
~ Ms. Pei
When accessing any of our online resources (eBooks, databases, etc.) from off campus, you will be prompted to enter your library username/library and a PIN.
Your library username is your student ID number on the back of your Blue Card. The PIN is a unique, 4-digit number created for you upon request at the Circulation Desk here at the OWHL.
You MUST have a PIN number in order to access any online library resources from off campus. To obtain a PIN, simply bring your Blue Card to the Circulation Desk.