Chicano/Latino Studies: Library Resource Guide

Chicano/Latino Studies: Library Resource Guide
This Resource Guide covers the most important resources on the subjects of Chicano, Latino, Mexican-American and Mexican diaspora studies. The UCR Libraries has many resources that support research on topics relevant to the study of Chicano/Latino issues and that support classroom and instructional projects. The resources include databases on Chicano and Latino Studies that identify and deliver full-text scholarly articles and bibliographies to local users. There are also specialized resources that cover the variety of fields from which the inter-disciplinary Chicano/Latino studies draw, including, but not limited to, history, sociology, the arts, languages and literature, gender studies, comparative ethnic studies, education, critical theory as well as the successes and challenges of Chicano/Latino communities within the U.S. Many Chicano/Latino Studies programs place great value on community involvement in addition to traditional forms of education and research.
  1. UCR Libraries Homepage provides information about library services and collections and links to local and remote library resources, including Scotty (local catalog of owned titles), Melvyl (all-UC catalog), and access to online subject indexes, full-text articles and e-books.
  2. Scotty, the UCR online library catalog, allows searching for all titles owned by the UCR Libraries, including books, journal titles, elecronic resources and government publications. Available via the library homepage. Scotty does not list individual periodical articles, book chapters, most individual maps, some government publications or items contained within series. Keyword search on "chicano" produces over 1000 hits!
  3. Melvyl, the online catalog for the University of California system, contains bibliographic records for all items held in UC libraries. Use Melvyl to search holdings of all UC Libraries.
  4. Online Archive of California [digital library]: The OAC provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on), including rare and unique materials held by the UCs, including the archive of former Chancellor Tomas Rivera, the library's namesake.
  5. Specialized Databases/Indexes on Chicano/Latino issues (also on right side column):
    • Latino Literature Full-text: Covers the entire spectrum of Latino issues, from the struggle for independence to political and economic advancement, social protest, migration, exile, and life in the barriosm making this title a significant resource for a wide range of academic disciplines.
    • HAPI, Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Covers articles, chapters and book reviews from journals about or from Latin America. This index is the most important guide to 275,000 journal articles published in and on Latin America with coverage of 500 key social science and humanities journals, many of which are not indexed elsewhere. Coverage is 1970 to the present; select fulltext article links.
    • Handbook of Latin American Studies Online is a multidisciplinary annotated bibliography, edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, which consists of abstracts of published articles, book chapters, and dissertations. HLAS has been the premier reviewing source for publications about Latin America since 1938. With approximately 5000+ scholar-contributed annotations added each year, "HLAS Online" is an extremely valuable resource for Latin American and Chicano/Latino Studies and is current with daily updates.
    • Historical Abstracts (via EBSCO). Scholarly articles, books, dissertations, and collections in world history from 1450 to modern times, with abstracts and some full-text; 1954-present.
    • America History and Life (via EBSCO). Scholarly articles, reviews, dissertations, and collections in US and Canadian history from pre-history to today, some full-text; 1964-present.
    • Gender Watch (via Pro Quest) provides full-text access to publications focusing on women and gender related issues. With archival material dating back to 1970 in some cases, Gender Watch is a repository of an important historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and changes in gender roles. Includes scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and NGO, government and special reports.
    • CSA Sociological Abstracts (via ProQuest) is the primary subject index for sociology and related research topics such as social problems, including family, gender, social psychology and ethnic studies. Sociological Abstracts provides citations/abstracts for articles published since 1952 in over 1800 journals.

Bibliographer, Latin American, Iberian and Chicano/Latino Studies

  • Rhonda L. NeugebauerRhonda L. Neugebauer, Collection Development Dept., Tomás Rivera Library
    Phone: (951) 827-7331
Ms. Neugebauer is available to assist faculty, students and visiting scholars individually, or in classroom settings, to identify and utilize appropriate resources for research and study.  She is also available for  specialized research assistance and instruction on  topics related to Latin American, Iberian and/or Chicano/Latino Studies.
Last modified: 6/3/2013 9:07 AM by R. Neugebauer

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