Answered By: Doug Bolden Last Updated: Oct 07, 2015 Views: 26
You can search our catalog at http://librarycatalog.uah.edu. Signing in with your A-number is not required, but does offer a few more features (including seeing your account, enabling you to renew materials, and to place interlibrary loan requests).
To search for the topic of "modern Latin America", start at that level of specificity. Simply type in "modern Latin America" into the first line (with or without quotes will give slightly different results, but they should be similarly of a type) and then click Search.
Additionally, you will have several other lines of terms you can search. Though they default to things like "Author", "Title", and "Subject", you can change them to "Words or Phrase" to search the whole record. You can use these to narrow down your search. You can specify, say, those books that have "Mexico" in the title or which also include a specific event by searching for the event by name with "Words and Phrase" selected for that line.
Alternately, you can change the AND at the end of the line above to NOT and then specify things you do not want to be included in your search. In this way, if you want to look up books on Latin America but *not* Mexico, you can set the line above to "NOT" and then search for "Words and Phrases" with Mexico. Another option is OR, which will return books that match either the line above or the line after OR.
As you search, if you want *only physical books*, click on the Type drop-down box and change it to BOOK. If you leave it where it is, you will get a number of electronic books (ebooks). If you do want to view the ebooks, you will see "URL" in the bottom right corner. Click on that to be forwarded to Netlibrary or one of our other ebook vendors.