Library in the Miller Center

Ask A Librarian


Subject Guides  

Printer-friendly version of this page

RSS feed of this page

Contents of this page:

Find Articles, Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
Find Biographies and Quotations
Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews
Find Images, Videos, Audio and Digital Media
Find Laws, Legislation, and Government Reports
Find Statistics
Use Research Guides and Style Manuals
Use Web Resources
Library Information

Subject assigned to:
Darlene St. Clair
Olivia Olivares
Kyoko Kishimoto


Ethnic Studies (Latino/Chicano) (Display only the highlighted/core resources).

Subject Description: This subject covers: the history, contributions, social/cultural development, intellectual expressions, and present circumstances of Chicano and Latin Americans.

Find Articles, Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

    Databases, indexes, working papers and electronic journals

  Academic Search Premier (all topics) from EBSCO Available in Full Text Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled Provided via ELM 
    Varies by indexed title; 1975 - present
Academic Search Premier (ASP) contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. ASP provides full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
  Ethnic NewsWatch Available in Full Text Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled 
    1991 to present
A comprehensive collection of nearly 700,000 full-text articles from 200 newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Provides in-depth coverage of a wide range of current and historical topics. Option for searching in both English and Spanish. Tip: Click the check box to limit results to scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed.
  HAPI: Hispanic-American Periodical Index Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled 
    1970 - present
HAPI is an index to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals. The index covers information about Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, the US-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.
  Informe Available in Full Text Authentication Required Provided via ELM 
    1994 to present
Informe is a collection of Spanish- and English-language scholarly journals and popular magazines, most with fulltext, with an emphasis on the Americas. Topics covered include business, health, technology, culture, current affairs, economics and other subjects.

Find Biographies and Quotations

    Biographical dictionaries, speeches and quotes

  Chicano writers. Third series
Biographical and critical information on Hispanic writers. Index available on the Web at Also available in the library, LC Call#:
REF PN451 .D54 v.209x.
  Voices of Multicultural America: Notable Speeches Delivered By African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, 1790-1995
Alphabetically organized with cross-indexing by ethnic group, this reference source provides full reproduction of notable speeches. In the case of speeches that were not written, they are produced in the vernacular along with a standard American English translation. Each entry includes a substantial biographical portrait of the individual in question and includes a bibliography.
Location: REF E184.A1 V64 1996x
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog

Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews

    Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks

  American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation
Moderate to lengthy essays on immigration, socio-cultural, and political aspects for every racial, national, and ethnic group in the United States. Each essay includes a brief bibliography.
Location: REF E184 .A1 A63448 1997
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  Contemporary Hollywood's Negative Hispanic Image: An Interpretive Filmography, 1956-1993.
A critical view of Hollywood's portrayal of Hispanics. Short entries give a brief description and criticism for each film, about 3100 in all. Listed alphabetically by year produced. Cross referenced, with 4 indexs: Feature Film Title, Actors and Actresses, Countries and Place Names, and Subject Index.
Location: REF PN1995.9 .L37 R54 1994
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture
The work focuses predominantly on Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American culture within the U.S. It covers a wide variety of topics, and beyond an alphabetical list of entries, there are several lists that sort entries by subject and, for individuals, by field of endeavor and country of origin or heritage. (Booklist)
Location: REF E184.S75 E59 2004
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics
This two volume set is organized in four parts to include: African, Asian, Hispanic and Native American contributions to American politics. Provides short 1-3 paragraph descriptions of major events and personages in American political history. In addition, each section includes three appendices with: 1) primary documents, 2) listings of organizations and contact information as well as 3)tables of U.S. House & Senate members. Includes time line and index.
Location: REF E184 .A1 E574 2000
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (Print)
3 vol., A-Z encyclopedia with more than 600 entries, some quite lengthy. Articles are written by acknowledged authorities and signed. Most entries contain resources for further reading. Maps. photographs, and other visuals are included.
Location: Ref HT 1521 .E63 2008
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States
A survey of art, history, sociology, and anthropology of Hispanic Americans. Chapters within each volume are arranged by topic, and articles are lenghty and well illustrated (Diana Hacker, 2003).
Location: E184.S75 H365 1993
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement
    1509 - 1997
Provides a historical chronology of major events and people from 1509-1997. Includes a general chronology and a calendar of firsts, as well categorical chronologies by art & design, business & commerce, education, film, government, labor, literature, media, military, performing arts, religion, science & technology, sports and theater. Includes bibliography index by year and general index.
Location: E184 .S75 K36 1997bx
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  Mexican Americans in Minnesota : An Introduction to Historical Sources
Produced by the Minnesota Historical Society this resource provides bibliographic historical information on the state's largest minority population.
Location: Z1299 .S28
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  Minnesota Ethnic Resources Directory
This internet edition of the Minnesota Ethnic Resources Directory contains over 700 total listings including descriptions of approximately 600 non-profit organizations providing ethnic or nationality services plus other institutional groupings. There is also information regarding citizenship and passport procedures as well as direct links to ethnic/nationality resources.
Location: An older version is available in print at: F615 .A1 M545 1995x
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog

Find Images, Videos, Audio and Digital Media

    Photos, art, music and speech

  Chicano! [videorecording] : The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. , Part I, Quest for a Homeland
A four part series chronicling various aspects of the struggles for equal rights by Mexican Americans. Episode 1 examines the events at Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, that sparked a national movement for social justice. It focuses on the 1967 struggle by Mexican Americans to regain ownership of New Mexico lands guaranteed them by the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and then visits the landmark Denver Youth Conference in 1969.
Location: VIDEO E184 .M5 C4 1996 pt.1x
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog

Find Laws, Legislation, and Government Reports

    Publications of government agencies and legislatures

  Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC)
The Chicano Latino Affairs Council web site contains a collection of Hispanic or Latino community demographic profiles for over 200 geographic areas in Minnesota. Each demographic profile includes information such as the number of Latinos in the community, age distribution, ethnic origin and household and family data. Only geographic areas and census data sets with a population of 100 or more Latinos were chosen for the community profiles in an effort to protect individual's privacy, (CLAC).

Find Statistics

    Statistical information, public opinion and data sets

  Facts on the Hispanic/Latino Population
"Provides statistics compiled from government data on the social and economic characteristics of the nation's Hispanic/Latino inhabitants, as well as links to various reports, news releases, and data from the 2000 Census. Data on social characterisitcs such as age, child care, educational attainmnet, foreign-born poulation, health insurance, marital status, mobility, and women can be found," (Choice, Sept. 2002).
  Hispanic Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook
    1975 - 1999
This resource provides a plethora of statistical information derived from U.S. government sources. "Each table presents information about the Hispanic population, the White population, and a total for Americans of all races and ethnic groups... to provide a context within which the tabular data can be more fully understood and evaluated." The ten major categories of information include: demographics, social characteristics, household & family characteristics, education (preprimary through high school), education (postsecondary & educational attainment), government & elections, labor force, earnings, crime & corrections, and special topics. Includes an extensive glossary.
Location: REF E184 .S75 H5655 2001
Check SCSU MnPALS Plus Catalog
  U.S. Census Bureau
Offers access to an astounding amount of demographic, social, and economic data. The search engine allows for pinpointing relevant statistical tables and reports. The site is updated almost daily with newly released reports on such subjects as fathers as care providers, children without health care, and trade statistics. Many of the tables can be downloaded in portable document format (PDF) (Diana Hacker, 2003).

Use Research Guides and Style Manuals

    Assistance for research and writing

  Columbia Guide to Online Style
This site provides many examples for citing online resources in the bibliography of a humanities, social science or science research paper. See Preparing the Bibliographic Material once you have linked to this page.

Use Web Resources

    High-quality, reliable internet sites

  American Civil Liberties Union: Racial Justice
  Andanzas al Web Latino
Maintained by Molly Malloy at New Mexico State University Library, this metasite provides a links to major Latino and Latin America gateways. Also included are links to numerous cultural, economic and political web sites. A great place to find subscription information for relevant listservs, Spanish language search engines and much more.
  Julian Samora Research Institute: The Midwest's Premier Latino Research Center
The home page of the Julian Samora Research Institute, a Hispanic policy research center undertaking research on issues of relevance to the Hispanic community in the social sciences and economic and community development. Research and publications section includes many full-text research papers, statisitcal briefs, a browsable database of article citations on migrant labor and bibliographies.
  Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
A site sponsored by the University of Texas Institute of Latin American Studies that provides information on Latin America. The site contains country-specific links, links by topic, and assorted links to libraries, and conferences. The site is thorough, deep, clearly organized, and frequently updated (Diana Hacker, 2003).
  Women of Color Web
Provides access to writings by and about women of color in the U.S., focusing specifically on issues related to feminisms, sexualities, and reproductive health and rights. Also provides links to organizations, discussion lists, and academic tools concerned specifically with women of color.

Library Information

Primary Subject Location(s)

Learning Resources Services
Campus: St. Cloud State University
Address Line 1: Miller Center
Telephone: 320-308-4755
Main URL:
Hours URL:

Learning Resources Services

Contact Information
Phone: (320) 308-2084

St. Cloud State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.
St. Cloud State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
© 2011 St. Cloud State University