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Caribbean Studies: Books & Journals

A guide to Caribbean Studies resources.

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The Subject Librarian for English is Mark Preston ( Enquiries can be made at Library desks, open from 9-9 during the week in term time.


are arranged on the shelves by subject using Dewey Decimal Classification. The Literature section is on the 2nd floor in the 800s, but you will need to look at other sections as well, such as Oversize. Please see below for some relevant subjects and their shelf numbers.

Reference sections

on each floor of the Library contain encyclopedias, bibliographies, dictionaries and directories. Similar items are available online, e.g. on Credo Reference.

Journals are arranged by shelf number on the appropriate floor, i.e. social sciences, education and language on the 1st floor, and art, music and literature on the 2nd floor. Most journals are on open access, but some back issues are kept in the reserve stack : you can request these at the Library help desk on the ground floor, and staff will collect them for you.

Electronic journals are available on Library Search and can also be accessed from databases on the Library web pages. Our subscriptions include EBSCO, JSTOR, SAGE, Science Direct, and Taylor & Francis. Most e-journals can be accessed off-campus with your Goldsmiths username and password. Please ask at the enquiry desk for further details.

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