Kathryn A. Martin Library

Hispanic/Latino/Chicana (HLC)

UMD Library Resources

Starting Your Research

Finding Books

Finding Articles

Internet Resources


Starting Your Research

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., [2002].
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, [2004].
[Available Online Only]

Select Multimedia Resources (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)

new Brown is the new green [videorecording] : George Lopez and the American dream.   [S.l.] : PBS Home Video, [2007]. 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 in the Library

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.

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 SearchYou can use the Keyword Search to help you find books in which you are unsure of the title, author or subject.  For example:

Need a book that someone else has checked out??


Finding Articles in the Library

Article Databases

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 AcademicIndexes 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
Email:  jlcarlso@d.umn.edu
Phone: 218.726.7880
Fax: 218.726.7481
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Last Updated:  September 2008

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