UMD Library Resources
Select Reference Resources (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)
Hispanic American almanac: A reference work on Hispanics in the United States. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Twenty-four subject chapters organize information on United States individuals who can trace their ancestry to Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of South and Central America, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba. The text also documents Hispanic civilization and U.S. culture. Contains 500 biographies and 300 illustrations.
REF E184 .S75 H557 2003
Hispanic databook: Detailed statistics and rankings on the Hispanic population, including 23 ethnic backgrounds from Argentinian to Venezuelan, for 1, 266 U.S. counties and cities. Millerton, NY: Grey House Pub., 2004.
REF E184 .S75 H567 2004
Mexican American experience : An encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003. Provides historical coverage of the Mexican American since 1848. Covers the area of arts, education, labor, leadership, government, business, organizations, popular culture, religion, literature, science, and technology.
REF E184 .M5 M4535 2003
Oxford encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2005.
REF E184 .S75 O97 2005 [Also Available Online]
Racial and ethnic diversity: Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and whites. Ithaca, NY: New Strategist Publications, 2006.
REF E184 .A1 R78 2006
Who we are. Hispanics. Ithaca, NY: New Strategist Publications, 2007.
REF E184.S75 W48 2007
Select Government Documents (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)
From risk to opportunity: Fulfilling the educational needs of Hispanic Americans in the 21st century. [Washington, DC : President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, 2003]
GovDoc PR 43.8:R 49 [Also Available Online]
Hispanic health: Problems with coverage, access, and health disparities. Washington DC: U.S.G.P.O., .
GovDoc Y 4.L 11/4:S.HRG.107-701 [Also Available Online]
We the people: Hispanics in the United States. Washington DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economic and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, .
[Available Online Only]
Select Multimedia Resources (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)
Brown is the new green [videorecording] : George Lopez and the American dream. [S.l.] : PBS Home Video, . Examines how efforts to profit from Hispanic American culture have contributed to the shaping of its contemporary identity. The documentary’s focal point is comedian George Lopez, an icon and advocate for Hispanic Americans’ move into the mainstream. Features conversations with members of the Hispanic American youth market. Also includes interviews with Lopez and other Hispanic Americans.
Multimedia DVD 1366
Chicano! [videorecording] : history of the Mexican American civil rights movement. Los Angeles, CA : Distributed by NLCC Educational Media, 1996. Chronicles various aspects of the struggles for equal rights by Mexican Americans.
Multimedia VC 3862 & Guide VC 3862
Performing the border [videorecording]. New York, NY : Distributed by Women Make Movies, c1999. Examines socioeconomic problems of the Mexican-American border region, focusing on hardships faced by women in newly urbanized areas.
Multimedia VC 4420
Salt of the earth [videorecording] . [S.l.] : Organa : Pop : Pioneer, 1999. A semidocumentary of the year-long struggle by Chicano zinc miners in New Mexico striking against unsafe working conditions. When an injunction is issued against the workers from picketing, the wives take up battle with a fury, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. They finally overcome the forces of the mine owner and the law that backs them up.
Multimedia DVD 799
Select Theses (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)
Cultural perceptions of newly immigrated Mexican-American students’ success and participation in outdoor education / by Erika Kathy Jones. . Plan B paper--University of Minnesota, Duluth : 2007.
Theses LB2369.5 .J6645
Hispanics in higher education : recommendations for the University of Minnesota-Duluth recruitment and retention program / by Susana Pelayo Woodward. Plan B paper--University of Minnesota, Duluth : October 1992.
Theses LB2369.5 .W6637
Select Children's Literature (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)
The biographical dictionary of Hispanic Americans . New York : Facts on File, c1997. Profiles over 100 Hispanic Americans who have made major contributions to American culture.
Children’s Lit 920 M613B
Red hot salsa : bilingual poems on being young and Latino in the United States . New York : Henry Holt, c2005.
Children’s Lit 811 R3123
Finding Books by Browsing the Library Stacks:
You may locate books on Hispanic, Latino or Chicana topics by browsing the Library book shelves or stacks. Below, you will find some example call numbers you can browse. Call numbers A-H are on the 3rd floor and J-Z are on the fourth.
- E184 .S75 Hispanic Americans -- History
- LC 2669 - LC2687 Hispanic/Latino/Chicana education
- PS153 -PS628 Hispanic/Latino/Chicana literature & drama
- N6538 .H58 - N6538 .M4 Hispanic American Art
Finding Books by using the Library Catalog:
Hispanic, Latino and Chicana (HLC)topics are interdisciplinary in nature so it is a good idea to search the Library Catalog to find HLC related books distributed throughout the Library. To get to the Library Catalog, go to the Library Home Page (http://www.d.umn.edu/lib) and select Library Catalog.
Browse Search: Use the Browse Search function when you know the exact title, author name, subject heading or call number. Browsing is great when you want to find more books by a specific author, more books on a specific topic or locate books with similar call numbers. If you don't know the exact wording to use, try a Keyword Search.
Keyword Search: You can use the Keyword Search to help you find books in which you are unsure of the title, author or subject. For example:
- Use when you are looking for a topic but don't know an exact subject heading.
- Use when you are looking for a specific work and know main words in the title but not the exact title.
- Use when you are looking for a specific work and know the author's last name and what it is about.
- Use when you know the last names of two or more authors or editors of a work.
To locate periodical articles, use one of the many indexes available through the Library. Expanded Academic Index and Academic Search Premier are good places to start. A complete list of all electronic indexes and databases available to UMD students, faculty, and staff can be found on the Database page. In all of these indexes, you can search individual subjects or keywords singly, or in combination with others.
Academic OneFile (formerly Expanded Academic Index): Interdisciplinary index to articles
Academic Search Premier: Interdisciplinary index to articles
AltPressIndex: Indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political & social change
Alt-Press Watch: Newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press.
America: History and Life : Indexes articles, books and book reviews on United States and Canadian history.
Business Source Premier: Indexes business related articles
Ethnic News Watch: Indexes articles of the ethnic, minority and native presses
Informe: Interdisciplinary index to Hispanic magazines
Lexis Nexis Academic: Indexes full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Select Current Newspapers at UMD
Opinion (Los Angeles, CA; in Spanish; Available Online Only)
Select Current Journals at UMD
El Andar: A Latino magazine for the new millennium; Available Online Only
Chicano-Latino Law Review: Articles on common law, statutes, legislative policy, and politically popular propositions that impact the Latino community; Available Online Only
Critica: According to Ulrich's, Criticas publishes essays, discussions, critical studies, states of the art and critical book reviews; Available Online Only
Harvard Latino Law Review: Scholarly review of legal issues affecting all Latinos in the United States that are of importance to students, practitioners and academics; Available Online Only
Hispanic: Articles for and about Hispanics, travel, investing, music, book and motion picture reviews; Available Online Only
Hispanic American Historical Review: Articles on all aspects of Hispanic American history, extensive numbers of book reviews and lists of recently published books; Available Online
Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology: Devoted to engineering, science, and technology and to promoting opportunities in those fields for Hispanic American; Available Online Only
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences: The latest research and analyses on Hispanic issues; Available Online Only
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education : Devoted to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of issues at Hispanic-serving institutions; Available Online Only
Latino Leaders: Highlights careers of Latinos in the United States; Available Online Only
For more information, contact:
Jodi L Carlson, Reference Librarian
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Last Updated: September 2008