To find books on a topic, search the Queen's Catalogue (QCAT) by author, title, subject headings, or keyword.
To find books by a particular author/person, search QCAT by author:
guevara, che garcia marquez, gabriel
To find books about a particular author/person, search QCAT by subject heading:
guevara, ernesto, 1928-1967
garcia marquez, gabriel, 1928-
To find books on a topic, use a keyword booleansearch if you do not know the correct subject heading for a topic. Think of the focus (or key) words that describe your topic.
Guevara and revolution
Select useful titles and look at the full record for subject headings.
Some useful Latin American Studies subject headings are:
Latin America - history - to 1600 Latin America - history - 19th century Latin America - politics and government Latin America - social conditions Developing countries - economic conditions Political culture - Latin America Social change - Latin America Chile - foreign relations - United States (for example; choose country of interest) Latin American literature - to 1800 Latin American literature - history and criticism
These are just some examples. It is always a good idea to look at all the subject headings ("Subject(s)") in QCAT in the full record of books that are relevant to your topic. Often books will be catalogued with a number of subject headings under which you can search for related resources.