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PORTUG 221: Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literatures (Fall 2022) : Find Books

This course guide is for students of PORTUG 221 to help them with their research.

Boolean Operators

Reading LC Call Numbers

For help reading library call numbers, consult this Library Research Guide by the University of Michigan Library: Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers.


In historical research, books are used as primary or secondary sources, depending on their coverage, date of publication, and type of content. The following catalogs can help you find both print and electronic books:

Library Research Tutorials

For tips on how to search for and request books, review these Library Research Tutorials:

Useful Subject Headings

Library Catalog records include subjects, or tags from an official vocabulary list. They describe what the books or other library resources are about. Clicking on subjects or using them as keywords in searches can help you find similar books.

These subject headings might be useful to you for this class:

African literature (Portuguese) -- History and criticism

[Author name] -- Criticism and interpretation (e.g. Braga, Rubem -- Criticism and interpretation)

Brazilian literature -- History and criticism

Portuguese literature -- History and criticism