Encyclopedias provide overviews on various topics, making them wonderful resources if you need to introduce yourself to something new. Since encyclopedias are reference books, they cannot be checked out. Please give yourself time to consult these items while in the library.
Library of Congress call numbers group books by topic. Because Latin American Studies is interdisciplinary, there is no one call number range that covers all materials pertaining to Race & Ethnic Studies. The following are some you might find useful.
E 75 - E 99 Native Americans.
E 184 - E 185: American ethnic groups.
HA: Social science statistics.
HM: Sociology (general and theoretical). Social psychology.
HN: Social history. Social problems. Social reform.
HQ: The family. Marriage. Women. Feminism.
HT: Communities. Classes. Races. Slavery.
HV: Social and public welfare. Substance abuse. Criminology.
K: Legal issues