Resources for Chicano/Latino Studies (CLA201-203)

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Contents of Resources for Chicano/Latino Studies

This page contains information on both paper and electronic books and other resources

 

Reference Books

Reference books are a good place to start research. They can help you find background information, choose topics, and understand concepts and terminology. To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and password.

General

Biography

Culture

History

    *Includes a chronology.

Literature and Art

  • REF 810.9868 K13 Hispanic literature of the United States : a comprehensive reference
  • REF 700.8968073 Ot2 2007 Latinos in the arts
  • For art reference see image databases
  • Literary biography and criticism reference books are found in Literature Resource Center, a collection of electronic reference books and articles.

Politics

Psychology

Miscellaneous

  • REF 815.0080920693 V87 Voices of multicultural America : notable speeches delivered by African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, 1790-1995

Finding Other Books and Audiovisual Materials

Browsing Lists

Catalog Search

Use the library search to look for additional materials.

  • The library search page includes a video on using the search
  • Search by key words, by authors, or by subject headings.

Subject Headings for Library Catalogs

  • Hispanic Americans (-- History, -- Social Conditions, etc.)
  • Mexican Americans (-- History, -- Social Conditions, etc.)
  • Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration
  • New Spain -- Colonization
  • America -- Discovery and exploration
  • America -- History -- To 1810
  • Latin America -- History -- To 1600 -- Sources
  • Mexican War, 1845-1848
  • United States -- History -- War with Mexico, 1845-1848
  • United States -- Relations -- Mexico.
  • Mexico -- Relations -- United States
  • United States -- Boundaries -- Mexico
  • Mexico -- Boundaries -- United States
  • Mexican-American Border Region
map of Oregon and Washington, showing counties that have Summit and/or CCRLS libraries

Within the college district

Use the Library Search to look for print and other materials. Numerous Electronic books are available to Chemeketa students. If you are using these resources from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.

If what you want is not in Chemeketa's library,

  • You can request Summit (Orbis Cascade Alliance) books in the Library Search.
  • Chemeketa students taking at least one credit hour and Chemeketa employees may request items from Summit Libraries and have them sent to Chemeketa, or they may set up a Visiting Patron account at another Summit library location.
  • If you have a CCRLS library card (public libraries in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties), you can search in the CCRLS catalog and request items to be sent to Chemeketa.

If you do not find what you need in Summit, request an interlibrary loan through your library. That way the book you need can be sent from another library for you to check out and use locally.

Outside the college district

If you live outside the college district, but in Oregon or Washington

  • You can request Summit (Orbis Cascade Alliance) books in the Library Search.
  • Chemeketa students taking at least one credit hour and Chemeketa employees may request items from Summit Libraries and have them sent to Chemeketa, or they may set up a Visiting Patron account at another Summit library location.

If you do not live near a Summit library, you can

  • Search your local library catalog, or you can search the Chemeketa Library Search to find material you need; if you don't find it in the default search, change the dropdown list next to the search space to WorldCat
  • If the material you want is not in your local library, ask your local librarian to request an interlibrary loan. That way the book you need can be sent from Chemeketa or another library for you to check out and use locally.
  • A four-page guide to library research services for distant students contains more information on interlibrary loan.

Electronic books are available through to Chemeketa students through the Primo Search. If you are using these resources from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.


Article Databases & Indexes

These databases may be used to find articles relating to your topic. All the electronic databases listed in this section may be accessed by going to the library's Database Page. If you are accessing the databases from a computer not on the Chemeketa Community College network, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.

Gale Academic OneFile
Index to over 10,000 publications, many peer-reviewed, with numerous articles in full text.
Informe
Full text of nearly 500 Spanish-language periodicals, including both peer-reviewed journals and popular magazines.
HLAS
HLAS (Handbook of Latin American Studies) is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Scholarly "works reviewed include books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers in the disciplines of Anthropology (including Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Ethnology), Art, Economics, Geography, Government and Politics, History, International Relations, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Sociology. Starting with Volume 54, the Handbook also includes a section on Electronic Resources for Latin American studies." Annotations (abstracts) are about a year behind. Does not include full text.
JSTOR
JSTOR is an archive of full text journals and is strong in history, economics, literature, the arts, and more.

Internet Sites


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Updated: 9 February 2015