Library Research Guide for Latino Studies

 

Library Research Guide for Latino Studies


Where Tears Can't Stop / Carlos Alfonzo
Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian Art Museum

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Readers, Guides (General Reference)
Literature Sources
Dictionaries
Biographical Sources
Atlases
Almanacs
Statistics
Directories
Databases & Indexes
Journals / Newspapers
Web Resources
Research & Reference Assistance

 


 

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Readers, Guides, and other reference sources

General & Comparative | History & Chronology | Art | Film, TV, & Theatre | Music | Civil Rights | Social Sciences | Labor | Business | Education


General and Comparative

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González, editors in chief
New York: Oxford University Press, 2005
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 O97 2005 + and online

Four volumes draw together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences of U.S. Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A to Z articles ranging in length from 500 words to 7,500 words written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author.

Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States
edited by Ilan Stavans
Danbury, CT: Grolier Academic Reference, 2005
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 E587 2005

Interdisciplinary reference book that chronicles Latino contributions in the United States. In its four volumes, 650 entries, 2000 pages and 1.2 million words, Encyclopedia Latina explores every aspect of Latino life in America from a myriad of perspectives, spanning the arts, media, cuisine, government and politics, science and technology, business, health, and sports, among others.

Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture
Cordelia Chávez Candelaria, executive editor
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 E53 2004 +

U.S. culture has been profoundly impacted by contributions from Mexico and the rest of Central America, South America, and the Spanish Caribbean. These contributions and their adaptations in the United States are showcased in nearly 500 essay entries on noted people, festivities, items, terms, movements, sports, food, events, places, visual and performing arts, film, institutions, fashion, literature, organizations, the media, and much more.

Latino Encyclopedia
editors, Richard Chabrán and Rafael Chabrán
New York: M. Cavendish, 1996
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 L357x 1996 +

Presents articles that offer a view of the Latino experience in the United States. The collection covers major aspects of Latino life, including culture & history, family life, education & academic achievement, paths towards citizenship, Latinos & politics, and Latinos in the labor force. Six volumes, includes index.

The Latino Studies Reader: Culture, Economy & Society
edited by Antonia Darder and Rodolfo D. Torres
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1998
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 L3627x 1998 +

Recent work from Latino scholars and social critics. To reflect the diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds of Latinos living throughout the United States, this reader draws on the experiences of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubanos, Caribbeans, Central and South Americans in a comparative perspective. Organized around four major themes: 1) culture, history, and society; 2) politics; 3) gender, sexuality, and power; 3) and labor and the global economy. All entries include extensive bibliographies.

Sourcebook of Hispanic Culture in the United States
edited by David William Foster
Chicago: American Library Association, 1982
Olin Library Stacks Z 1361 .S7 S72

Focusing on Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans, this bibliography begins each section with an introductory essay that discusses issues in specific discipline (history, anthropology, sociology, literature, art) as they relate or are relevant to a specific Hispanic American group. The essays are supplemented with an annotated bibliography of scholarly works on the topic.

Latinos in the United States [Series]
edited by Antoinette Sedillo López
New York: Garland, 1995

Historical Themes and Identity: Mestizaje and Labels [Volume 1]
Borrow Direct (available from Yale, Brown, Princeton, or U. of Penn)

Latina Issues: Fragments of Historia(ella) (Herstory)[Volume 2]
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 L362x 1994

Criminal Justice and Latino Communities [Volume 3]
Olin Library Stacks HV 9950 .C7435x 1995

Latino Employment, Labor Organizations, and Immigration [Volume 4]
ILR Library HD 8081 .H7 L35 1995

Latino Language and Education: Communication and the Dream Deferred [Volume 5]
Borrow Direct (available from Dartmouth, Princeton, U. of Penn, or Yale)

Land Grants, Housing, and Political Power [Volume 6]
Borrow Direct (available from Yale, Princeton, or U. of Penn)

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
edited by Jeffrey Lehman
Detroit: Gale Group, 1999
Olin Library Reference
E 184 .A1 G14x 1999

Essays on approximately 150 culture groups of the U.S., from Acadians to Yupiats, covering their history, acculturation and assimilation, family and community dynamics, language, and religion.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America Primary Documents
edited by Jeffrey Lehman
Detroit: Gale Group, 1999
Olin Library Reference
E 184 .A1 G15x 1999

Primary documents, including letters, articles, cartoons, photos, and songs, illuminate the experience of culture groups in the U.S. from colonial times to the present.

Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics
edited by Jeffrey D. Schultz et al.
Phoenix, AZ : Oryx Press, 2000
Olin Library Reference
E 184 .A1 E574x 2000

Entries cover people, events, court cases, movements, and organizations that have shaped the political struggles of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans. Longer entries ("issue entries") address some of the key issues that face minorities in American politics today, such as affirmative action, immigration, and bilingual education to name a few. Every entry is followed by a bibliography.

Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups
Stephan Thernstrom, editor; Ann Orlov, managing editor; Oscar Handlin, consulting editor
Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1980
Olin, Uris, and ILR Reference
E 184 .A1 H33 +

Contains 106 group entries, as well as 29 thematic essays, 87 maps, and other supplementary material. The articles, even those about relatively well-known groups, offer new material and fresh interpretations. The entries on less well-known groups are the product of intensive research in primary sources. Many of these entries provided the first objective, scholarly discussion to appear in English.

The Mexican American: A Critical Guide to Research Aids
Barbara J. Robinson, J. Cordell Robinson
Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1980
Olin Library Reference Z 1361 .M4 R65

Provides an important snapshot of the critical works on Mexican American study up to the year 1980. Seventeen chapters on categories such as biographical sources, statistical sources, education sources, history sources, labor sources, etc., are each introduced by an essay which discusses the sources and places them within the context of Mexican American studies. Following the essays, the works are cited in alphabetical order and are critically evaluated.

 

History and Chronology

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: History
edited and introduced by Alfredo Jiménez
Houston: Arte Público Press; Madrid, Spain: Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, 1993-1994
Library Annex E 184 .S75 H23
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 H23
+

Surveys Hispanic culture from its Iberian origins to the present-day situation of Hispanics in the United States. Divided into four parts composed of 14 chapters. Part 1 treats historical and ethnographic background material. The second division covers the Hispanic presence in early U.S. history. In the third part, the focus shifts to society and culture in Spain and the New World, including the Spanish borderlands, through the eighteenth century. The final section examines the three largest Hispanic groups in the United States -- Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans -- over the last 200 years. Black and white photographs accompany the narrative, and each chapter has its own bibliography. Concludes with an elaborate chronological table and a thorough index.

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: A Historical Bibliography
Albert Camarillo, editor
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1986
Olin Library Stacks Z 1361 .S7 L35

Contains 1382 citations (Latino Studies-related) drawn from America: History and Life between 1973-1985. America: History and Life is a complete bibliographical reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present, covering over 2000 journals published worldwide.

Dictionary of Mexican American History
Matt S. Meier and Feliciano Rivera
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981
Olin Reference E 184 .M5 M511

Single comprehensive volume. Treats numerous subjects briefly, but many entries include references for further reading. Appendices include a chronology, the complete text of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Protocol of Querétaro, a glossary of terms, an annotated list of general works, historical maps, and statistical tables.

Chronology of Hispanic-American History: From Pre-Columbian Times to the Present
edited by Nicolás Kanellos with Cristelia Pérez
Detroit: Gale Research, 1995
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 C49x 1995

Provides a concise presentation of key people, places and events that have played a significant role in Hispanic American history, primarily from 1492 to the present. Entries are arranged chronologically, and range in length from 25 to 250 words. Those entries focusing on individuals include biographical information as well. Also featured are an appendix containing excerpts from significant speeches; legislation and other documents relating to Hispanic culture; a timeline; a bibliography for further research; and a detailed index to people, places, and events cited in the text.

Art

St. James Guide to Hispanic Artists: Profiles of Latino and Latin American Artists
Thomas Riggs, editor
Detroit: St. James Press, 2002
Fine Arts Library Reference N 6538 .H58 S7x 2002

This guide provides critical analysis of approximately 400 20th-century Hispanic artists from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America, and American artists of Spanish descent. Coverage includes artists working in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, print making, photography, graphic design and others. Detailed entries typically include biographical information (nationality, birth and death dates, education, military service, career information, awards, memberships, addresses and Web sites); a list of individual exhibitions and a select list of group exhibitions; lists of museums and public galleries holding works by a given artist in their permanent collections; publications by and about the artist; a statement by the artist about his/her work (as available); and a signed analytical essay written by an expert in the field. Additional features include a bibliography; multiple indexes, including name, nationality, medium and an index to illustrations; and approximately 250 black-and-white photographs.

Film, Television, Theater & other performing arts

Hispanics in Hollywood: An Encyclopedia of 100 Years in Film and Television
Luis Reyes and Peter Rubie
Hollywood, CA: Lone Eagle Pub., 2000
Olin Library Stacks PN 1995.9 .H47 R49x 2000 +

400 films and television shows from the past 100 years are listed with credits, synopses, production information relating to Hispanic stars and their contributions, as well as critical commentary. Alphabetical listing of Hispanic/Latino actors, actresses, directors, producers and others. Includes biographical information and black & white photographs. See also Hispanics in Hollywood: An Encyclopedia of Film and Television (New York : Garland Pub., 1994) by Reyes and Rubie -- Olin Library PN 1995.9 .H47 R49x 1994 +.

The Hispanic Image on the Silver Screen: An Interpretive Filmography from Silents into Sound, 1898-1935
Alfred Charles Richard
New York: Greenwood Press, 1992
Olin Library Stacks PN 1998 .R54x 1992

Lists over 1,800 films dealing with Hispanic topics, themes, and characters. Each entry includes a brief scenario which details the film's Hispanic connection. Entries are arranged chronologically from 1898 to 1935, with in-depth annotations, cross-references and four indexes. A study of Hollywood's treatment of Hispanics worldwide. Richard has organized the work for those interested in assessing the effects that motion pictures have had on the viewing public in establishing and perpetuating accepted stereotypes. The role of censorship, the Production Code Administration, the Motion Picture Society for the Americas, the Latin American market, and Hollywood's version of Hispanic history are fully covered.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater
edited by Eladio Cortés and Mirta Barrea-Marlys
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003
Olin Library Reference
PQ 7082 .D7 E63x 2003 +

Presents the history of the theater of Latin America as well as the history of the Nuyorican and Chicano theaters of the United States. It contains entries describing the most important playwrights, independent theaters, and cultural movements. Biographical entries contain factual information about the dramatist's life and works, a list of works, and a secondary bibliography.

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Literature and Art
edited and introduced by Francisco Lomelí
Houston, TX: Arte Público Press; Madrid, Spain: Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, 1993-1994
Library Annex E 184 .S75 H23
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 H23
+

The initial chapter of this handbook offers in-depth discussions of the literary expression of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans. These are followed by probing essays on aesthetics, Latina writers, autobiography and biography, theater, literary language, music, cinema, and the press. Especially noteworthy are the essay on oral tradition, the thought-provoking chapter devoted to the exile experience, the extensive end-of-chapter bibliographies, and the lengthy index. A collaborative effort of 18 contributing scholars.

Music

American Musical Traditions - Volume 5: Latino and Asian American Music
edited by Jeff Todd Titon
New York: Schirmer Reference, c2002
Music Library Reference
ML 3551 .A53x 2002

Where is the biggest mariachi festival held each year? More than 100 essays written by scholars and area specialists look at distinct groups -- where they came from, how music is used in religious or secular celebrations, who plays or composes music, the instruments they play and the costumes or dress they wear -- as well as numerous other details that fully illustrate the context and importance of the music. Each volume identifies a major cultural category, is fully illustrated with photos and maps and includes references to Web site audio examples.

Civil Rights

Encyclopedia of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
Matt S. Meier and Margo Gutiérrez
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000
Olin Library Reference
E 184 .M5 M458x 2000

Brings together a wealth of information on the Mexican-American struggle for civil rights. This authoritative encyclopedia provides factual information on the concepts, issues, plans, legislation, court decisions, events, organizations, and people involved in that fight. Appendices include a chronology and several basic documents critical to an understanding of the struggle.

Miscellaneous Social Sciences Sources

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Sociology
edited and introduced by Félix Padilla
Houston, TX: Arte Público Press; Madrid, Spain: Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, 1993-1994
online
Library Annex E 184 .S75 H23
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 H23
+

A comprehensive study. The chapters combine to form a sociology of Hispanic people built around the systematic study of social interaction and change among Hispanics and relations with the larger society, from the vantage points of Hispanic writers and people. Topics examined critically (across centuries and across Latino groups) include immigration experiences, labor/employment studies, Latinos in American politics, educational experiences, family, religion, identity, Latina feminist experiences, mass communication representations of Hispanics, and much more.

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Anthropology
edited and introduced by Thomas Weaver
Houston, TX: Arte Público Press; Madrid, Spain: Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, 1993-1994
Library Annex E 184 .S75 H23
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 H23
+

Some themes which constitute the anthropological study of Hispanic groups in the U.S. may overlap the content of the other volumes because of the converging nature of the fields. While some chapters look similar to those in the Sociology volume, the perspective is taken from an anthropologist's viewpoint. The reader will see, again, topics such as identity, family, politics, religion, education, and social problems. However, not included in the other volumes, readers can also examine topics such as "Latino Legacies," "Hispanic Traditional Technology and Material Culture," "Language," "Rituals," " Spiritualism," "Dimensions of Hispanic Festivals," and "Food and Dietary Adaptation."

Latinos and Politics: A Select Research Bibliography
compiled by F. Chris Garcia et al.
Austin, TX: Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1991
Olin Library Stacks Z 1361 .S7 L365x 1991

A product of the first phase of the Latino National Political Survey, this bibliography on Latino political orientations and behavior in the U.S. consists of over 700 selected entries. Derived from scholarly journals, books, dissertations, occasional/working papers, and government publications. Abstracts provided for all journal articles and dissertations. Focuses on the period of 1965 - 1986. Citations are from a wide range of disciplines including sociology, demography, political science, economics, law, education, and others.

Cubans in the United States: A Bibliography for Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1960-1983
compiled by Lyn MacCorkle
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984
Olin Library Stacks Z 1361 .C85 M13

MacCorkle brings together a wide-ranging body of English-language sources pertaining to Cuban American society in a comprehensive research bibliography. Some 1,600 references cite journal and periodical articles, dissertations, government reports, conference papers, and unpublished works. The bibliography is divided into seven topical sections that cover the major areas of the Cuban American experience. Included are references to materials on economics, education, public administration, psychology, health, politics, sociology, demographics, as well as selected listings of material on Cubans in the United States prior to 1959.

Labor

Mexican and Mexican-American Agricultural Labor in the United States: An International Bibliography
Martin H. Sable
New York: Haworth, 1987
ILR Library Z 7164 .L1S11 (Ives Hall)
Mann Library HD 8081 .M6 .S13 1987

Provides 3000+ citations to popular, scholarly, audiovisual, and archival/manuscript sources. Also includes directories to journals, magazines, bulletins and newspapers plus agricultural associations. Each section is broken down into the following sub-topics: 1) General Agricultural Labor, 2) Immigration of Mexican American Labor, 3) Mexican-American Farm Labor, 4) Migrant Agricultural Labor, 5) Agricultural Labor Strikes, and 6) Farm Labor Strikes.

Business

Marketing to American Latinos: A Guide to the In-Culture Approach
M. Isabel Valdés
Ithaca, NY: Paramount Market Pub., 2000-2002
Hotel Library Reference HC 110 .C6 V35x 2000
Management Library HC 110 .C6 V35x 2000 [CD-ROM]

Named by American Demographics magazine as the "21st Century Star of Multicultural Research," author Isabel Valdes gives you the facts and figures you need to understand the size and power of the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic market. She introduces you to the New Latina Generation, and tells you how to market to them. Most important, she helps you understand the potential of an exploding market and the culturally sensitive issues you must respect if you plan to do business within this enormous Latin community.

The U.S. Hispanic Market (Packaged Facts Market Profile)
Robert Brown and Ruth Washton
New York: Packaged Facts, 2001
Hotel Library Reference HF 5415.33 .U6 B76 2001

Provides a timely analysis of the consumer market created by the 35.3 million Hispanics living in the United States. The report begins by constructing an in-depth demographic profile of the Hispanic population. Variables analyzed include population distribution, income levels, family structure, employment patterns, educational achievement, and social values. The report then analyzes the consumer behavior of Hispanics, including their shopping behavior and buying patterns. The growing significance of e-commerce in the Hispanic market is evaluated in detail. The report provides an overview of Hispanic media, including television, radio, print and online media. The marketing and promotional approaches and selected advertising campaigns of major companies active in the U.S. Hispanic market are reviewed, and case studies of Hispanic marketing strategies are provided.

Education

Latino Students in American Schools: Historical and Contemporary Views
edited by Valentina I. Kloosterman
Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003
Mann Library LC 2669 .L384x 2003

Provides information that will deepen their understanding and knowledge about Latinos from preschool to higher education, as well as in special education, gifted education, and migrant and urban education. Topics such as bilingualism and teacher preparation are an integral part of this thorough book.


Literature Sources

Latino and Latina Writers
Alan West-Durán, editor
New York: Scribner's, 2004
Uris Library Reference PS 153 .H56 L39 2004

This two-volume set provides in-depth biographical and critical essays on more than 50 Latino/Latina writers. Seven thematic essays consider each writer's works in relation to music, language, feminism and other key topics. Covering well-known writers, such as Sandra Cisneros and Luis J. Rodriguez, as well as lesser known but still significant authors, such as Tino Villanueva and Achy Obejas, this set gives researchers detailed coverage of the vibrant works of literature written by Cuban, Dominican, Chicano and Puerto Rican authors.

Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference Guide
Nicolás Kanellos
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003
Olin Library Reference PS 153 .H56 K36 2003 +

Covers the Spanish colonial period to the present. Includes a detailed historical overview, extensive chronology, a "who's who" of Hispanic authors in the U.S., and significant trends, movements, and themes. Also provides an overview of Hispanic drama and 100 essential Hispanic litetrary works.

Masterpieces of Latino Literature
Frank N. Magill
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1994
Library Annex PQ 7081 .A1 M41 1994

Masterpieces of World Literature, Masterpieces of African-American Literature, and Masterpieces of American Literature. Highlights the literary achievements of Latino authors from the seventeenth century to the present and includes 173 standardized articles: 140 on classic and newly popular works of fiction and nonfiction and 33 general essays about the poetry, plays, short stories, and essays of notable Latino writers and thinkers. Designed primarily for reference, the format allows the reader to find the most appropriate information as quickly as possible.

Hispanic Literature Criticism
Jelena Krstovic, editor
Detroit: Gale Group, 1994
Uris Library Stacks PQ 7081 .A1 H573x 1994

Hispanic Literature Criticism Supplement
Susan Salas, editor
Detroit: Gale Group, 1999
Uris Library Stacks PQ 7081 .A1 H5732x 1999

Hispanic Literature Criticism. Revisions are extensive, ranging from completely rewritten biographical and critical introductions to wide changes in the selection of criticism. Each entry attempts to present a survey of critical response to the author's work. Early criticism is offered, where available, while later selections document rises and descensions in literary reputation. Interviews and author statements were included in many entries. Includes author, nationality, and title indexes. Supplement to Hispanic Literature Criticism edited by Jelena Krstovic (Gale, 1994).

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Literature and Art
edited and introduced by Francisco Lomelí
Houston, TX: Arte Público Press; Madrid, Spain: Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, c1993-c1994
Library Annex E 184 .S75 H23
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 H23
+

The initial chapter of this handbook offers in-depth discussions of the literary expression of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans. These are followed by probing essays on aesthetics, Latina writers, autobiography and biography, theater, literary language, music, cinema, and the press. Especially noteworthy are the essay on oral tradition, the thought-provoking chapter devoted to the exile experience, the extensive end-of-chapter bibliographies, and the lengthy index. A collaborative effort of 18 contributing scholars.

U.S. Latino Literature: An Essay and Annotated Bibliography
Marc Zimmerman
Chicago: MARCH/Abrazo Press, 1992
Olin Library Stacks Z 1229 .H57 Z55x 1992

In the first part of this source, Zimmerman presents a well-researched cohesive essay on the culture and development of Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Cuban literature in the U.S. The bibliography focuses on anthologies and representative writers' key works in poetry, fiction, and drama.

Chicano Literature: A Reference Guide
edited by Julio A. Martínez and Francisco A. Lomelí
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985
Olin Library Reference PS 153 .M4 C53

Provides an alphabetical arrangement of entries on major Chicano authors and important topics in the study of Chicano literature since 1848. Each author entry includes brief biographic information, a discussion of major works, a bibliography of the author's writings, and sources of criticism. Includes a chronology of Chicano literature, a glossary, and a bibliography of general works.

Chicano Writers, 1st Series
edited by Francisco A. Lomelí and Carl R.Shirley
Detroit: Gale, 1989
Olin Library Stacks PS 129 .D55 v.82 +
Uris Library Reference
PS 129 .D55 v.82

Dictionary of Literary Biography series, this volume gathers fifty-two biographical/critical essays representing a broad cross section of authors who have contributed to the growing body of Chicano literature. Included here are many of the leading writers-novelists, poets, short-story writers, dramatists-but not all. Each entry includes a list of works by the author, a biographical/critical essay written about the author, and a list of references. The information contained in this print version is also available full-text online via Literature Resource Center [Restricted to Cornell].

Chicano Writers, 2nd Series
edited by Francisco A. Lomelí and Carl R. Shirley
Detroit: Gale, 1992
Olin Library Stacks PS 129 .D55 v.122 +
Uris Library Reference
PS 129 .D55 v.122

Literature Resource Center [Restricted to Cornell].

Chicano Writers, 3rd Series
edited by Francisco A. Lomelí and Carl R. Shirley
Detroit: Gale, 1999
Uris Library Reference
PS 129 .D55 v.209

Literature Resource Center [Restricted to Cornell].


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Dictionaries

Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology
Thomas M. Stephens
Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999
Olin Library Stacks GN 562 .S74x 1999

"A major contribution to the understanding of historical and contemporary concepts of race and ethnicity in Latin America and, to a certain extent, in the United States." —Ethnic Studies

"Essential for any library that has Hispanic patrons or users who read or listen to even a smattering of Spanish: in today’s multicultural environment, almost every academic library should own this book." —Choice

Dictionary of Chicano Folklore
Rafaela G. Castro
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2000
Olin Library Stacks GR 111 .M49 C37x 2000

Hispanic First Names: A Comprehensive Dictionary of 250 Years of Mexican-American Usage
compiled by Richard D. Woods
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984
Olin and Uris Library Stacks CS 2375 .U6 W89

 

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Biographical Sources

Biographical Dictionary of Hispanic Americans
Nicholas E. Meier
New York: Checkmark Books, 2001
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 M49x 2001

Contemporary Hispanic Biography
Detroit: Gale, 2002-2004
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 C66

 Notable Latino Americans: A Biographical Dictionary
Matt S. Meier; with Conchita Franco Serri and Richard A. Garcia
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 M51 1997

Notable Hispanic American Women
Diane Telgen and Jim Kamp, editors
Detroit: Gale Research, 1993
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 N89 +

Más, Nuestro Tiempo, Hispanic, Intercambios Femeniles, Hispanic Business, and Vista, the entries in Notable Hispanic American Women feature historical and contemporary women from a broad range of professions, including medicine, labor, entertainment, business, law, sports, journalism, science, education, politics, religion, literature, and others. The nearly 300 entries range from 500 to 2500 words and cover the noteworthy personal, family, and career details that helped shape and define each woman's life. In addition, many of the longer entries are accompanied by a personal photograph. Includes lists of Entrants, Entrants by Occupation, Entrants by Ethnicity, and an extensive subject index containing names, book titles, and general subjects.

Notable Hispanic American Women: Book II
Joseph M. Palmisano, editor

Detroit: Gale Research, 1998
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 N68x 1998 +

Dictionary of Hispanic Biography
Joseph C. Tardiff & L. Mpho Mabunda, editors ; foreword by Rudolfo Anaya
New York: Gale Research, 1996

Olin Library Stacks CT 1343 .D53x 1996 + Latinas! Women of Achievement
Diane Telgen, Jim Kamp, editors
Detroit : Visible Ink Press, 1996
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 L354x 1996

Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement
Nicolás Kanellos
Detroit: Gale, 1997
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 K36x 1997

Presents the contributions and achievements of Hispanics as pioneers of American culture. In reader-friendly format, Hispanic-Americans' accomplishments are categorized chronologically and by subject, from the arts to the sciences, including literature, science & technology, education, labor, government, and the military.

Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans
Detroit: Gale Research
3rd ed. (1994/1995)
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 W62 +

Hispanic Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors (2nd Edition)
Scot Peacock, senior editor
Detroit: Gale Group, 1999
Olin Library Stacks PQ 7081.3 .H58 1999 +

Literature Resource Center.

Biographical Dictionary of Hispanic Literature in the United States: The Literature of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and other Hispanic Writers
Nicolás Kanellos, editor
New York: Greenwood Press, 1989
Olin Library Stacks PQ 7420.2 .K16

Mexican American Biographies: A Historical Dictionary, 1836-1987
Matt S. Meier
New York: Greenwood Press, 1988
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .M5 M515

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Atlases

Atlas of Hispanic-American History
Ochoa, Geroge
New York: Facts on File, 2001
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 O287x 2001 ++

Atlas of American Diversity
Shinagawa, Larry Hijime
Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, c1998
Olin Library Reference E 184 .A1 S575x 1998+ (also in Africana Library)

We the People: An Atlas of America's Ethnic Diversity
Allen, James Paul
New York: Macmillan, 1998
Olin Library Reference E 184 .A1 A427 1988++ (Shelved in Atlas Case)
Mann Library Reference E 184 .A1 A42 1988

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Almanacs

The Hispanic-American Almanac: A Reference Work on Hispanics in the United States
Sonia G. Benson, Editor
Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2003
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 H557x 2003

The Hispanic Presence in North America from 1492 to Today
Fernández-Shaw, Carlos M.
New York: Facts On File, 1999
Olin Library Stacks E 169.1 .F375x 1999 +

An updated edition to the first edition (1987). A historical reference and modern almanac, this guide surveys the role of Spanish explorers, missionaries, and settlers in the U.S., in addition to offering information on programs and organizations having a special interest in contemporary Hispanic culture. Section I gives an overview of the Spanish arrival and influence in the New World. Section II details state-by-state histories where the Spanish presence was strong, such as in Florida, Texas, and California, and also the lesser-known exploits of the Spanish in New England, the mid-Atlantic states, Alaska, and Hawaii.

The Hispanic Almanac
New York: Hispanic Policy Development Project, 1990
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 H65 1990

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Statistics

Hispanic Population of the United States [LINK]
U.S. Census Bureau

Also from the Census Bureau:

U.S. Census Bureau: Hispanic/Latino Tables from Statistical Abstract of the United States 2004-2005
The most recent statistical tables from the Census Bureau on U.S. Latinos.

We the People: Hispanics in the United States
A U.S. Census 2000 special report issued in December 2004.

U.S. Census Bureau: Hispanic Heritage Month, 2005, Special Edition Report
U.S. Census Bureau: Hispanic Heritage Month, 2004, Special Edition Report
Special reports on compiled U.S. Hispanic statistics with links to the full data. May require some knowledge of how to create tables using the U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder pages. For help, Ask A Librarian.

Hispanic Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook
Boulder, CO: Numbers & Concepts, 1991 - current
Olin Library E184.S75 H655 (1991 - current, Latest volume in Reference )
ILR Library E 184 .S75 H67 (1995 - current, Latest volume in Reference)
 

Statistical Record of Hispanic Americans
Detroit : Gale Research Inc., 1st edition 1993, 2nd edition 1995
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 S79 +

Statistical Handbook on U.S. Hispanics
compiled and edited by Frank L. Schick and Renee Schick
Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1991
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 S27 1991 (also in ILR and Hotel Reference)  

Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Whites
Cheryl Russell
Ithaca, NY: New Strategist Publications, Inc., 2002
Olin Library Reference E 184 .A1 .R78x 2002 +

Statistical Abstract of the United States
prepared by the chief of the Bureau of Statistics, Treasury Department
Washington: G.P.O., 1879-
Olin Library HA 202 (Behind Reference Desk)

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Directories

Hispanic Americans Information Directory
Detroit: Gale Research, 1990
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 H657 +

Hispanic ResourceDirectory, 1992-1994: a Comprehensive Guide to Over 6,000 National, Regional and Local Organizations, Associations, Agencies, Programs and Media Pertaining to Hispanic Americans
Alan Edward Schorr
Juneau, Alaska, USA : Denali Press, 1992
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S7 S36 1992 +


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Databases and Indexes

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) [Restricted to Cornell]
Contains authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region and Hispanics in the United States. From analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts and letters, HAPI Online contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works and other materials appearing in more than 400 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.

Chicano Database [Restricted to Cornell]
Bibliographic materials on Mexican-American topics 1967 to the present. Scope expanded 1992 to include the broader Latino experience, including Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. Includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database.

Ethnic NewsWatch [Restricted to Cornell]
Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

Note: Cornell provides access to over 1,000 online databases. Dozens of these databases, available to Cornell users through Database Names, contain a wealth of information relevant to Latino Studies. In addition to the three highlighted above, some of the more popular are listed here. Click on a link for more information about the database -- there will be a link on the right hand side of the page that will connect to the database.

General / Multidisciplinary

Humanities

Social Sciences

Other

Research Library

MLA - Modern Language Association

Sociological Abstracts

ABI/Inform (Business)

LexisNexis Academic

America, History and Life

GenderWatch

ERIC (Education)

Academic Search Premier

Literature Resource Center

Web of Science:
Social Sciences Citation Index

Communication Abstracts

AltPressIndex

Web of Science: Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Women's Studies International

Communications and Mass Media Complete

 

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Journals / Newspapers

Print | Electronic

Latino Studies Periodicals in Print
To find out if Cornell subscribes to a journal, newspaper, or other periodical in print format, search for the title of the periodical in the catalog. In the catalog record, check the volumes field to see which volumes Cornell has.

More help & information here: Finding Periodical Articles.


Select
list of Latino Studies periodicals available in print format only at Cornell University Library:


Aztlan

"The Journal of Chicano Studies"
Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Chicano Studies, 1970 -
Olin Library E 184 .M5 A99

Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy
Cambridge, MA: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1992-
Olin Library E 184 .S75 J86 + (Not complete, starts with volume 4)

Hispanic Business
Santa Barbara, CA: Hispanic Business Publications, c1979 -
Olin Library HF 3000 .H67 + (Not complete, starts with volume 16)

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2002 -
Olin Library LC 2670.6 .J68
Publisher Information

Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology
ACHTUS (Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States)
Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1993-
Olin Library BX 1407 .H55 J86
Publisher Information

Journal of Latinos and Education
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2002-
Olin Library LC 2667 .J68
Publisher Information & possible free samples issues (full-text online)

Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies (formerly Latino Studies Journal)
Omaha, NE: Office of Latino-Latin American Studies of the Great Plains, College of Arts & Sciences, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha, 2003-
Olin Library E184.S75 L34 +

Latina Style
Washington: Latina Style, 1995-
Olin Library E 184 .S75 L315 + (Not complete, starts with volume 2)
Web site

Latino Studies Journal
(up to 2001 - changed publishers and name in 2003 to: Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies)
Issued by:
Northeastern University, 1994-1996;
Lehman College, CUNY, winter 1996-1997;
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, 1998-1999;
Libros, Encouraging Cultural Literacy, 2000.
DePaul University, Center for Latino Research, 1990-c2001
Available in print in Olin Library E 184 .S75 L34 + (not complete, some issues missing)

Ventana Abierta
"Revista Latina de Literatura, Arte y Cultura."
Santa Barbara, CA. (Center for Chicano Studies, UC Santa Barbara): Revista Ventana Abierta, 1996-
Olin Library PS 153 .H56 V46
Web site

Latino Studies Periodicals in Electronic Format
To find out if Cornell subscribes to a periodical in electronic format, search for the title of the journal in the catalog and look for a "networked resource" or "electronic access" link. You can also search or browse for titles in Find e-Journals.

Below is a select list of Latino Studies periodicals available in electronic format or electronic & print combinations at Cornell University Library. Also listed here are online databases relevant to Latino Studies with directions on how to view lists of the periodicals for which they provide indexing information and/or article full-text access:


El Andar: A National Magazine for Latino Discourse
"A Latino Magazine for the New Millenium"
Santa Cruz, CA: El Andar Publications, 1998 -
Electronic Indexing & Full-text available via ProQuest and Ethnic Newswatch.
Available in print in Olin Library E 184 .S75 A53 +
Web site

The Chicano Database [Restricted to Cornell]
1995-
Bibliographic materials on Mexican-American topics 1967 to the present. Scope expanded 1992 to include the broader Latino experience, including Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. Includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database.
To see a list of the periodicals indexed by The Chicano Database, click on the title link above, then click on the "journal titles" at the end of the first full paragraph in the lower half of the page.

Ethnic NewsWatch [Restricted to Cornell]
ProQuest
Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
To see a list of the periodicals available in Ethnic NewsWatch, click on the title link above, click on the "Publication Search" tab, and then click "Show all publications." Many of these sources are newspapers that serve local Latino communities in cities/states such as San Antonio (La Prensa), Oakland (El Mundo), San Diego (El Latino), Los Angeles (La Opinion), Colorado (La Voz). Miami (El Nuevo Herald), San Francisco (El Mensajero), plus many more.

Frontera Norte

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico: Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 1989 -
Electronic Indexing and/or Full-text available via Informe and HAPI.
Available in print in Olin Library E 183.8 .M6 F76

HAPI - Hispanic American Periodicals Index[Restricted to Cornell]
Los Angeles, UCLA Latin American Center Publications, University of California, 1984-
Contains authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region and Hispanics in the United States. From analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts and letters, HAPI Online contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works and other materials appearing in more than 400 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
To see a list of the periodicals indexed by HAPI, click on the title link above, then click on "Resources," then click on the "Journals" link in the fist sentence.

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Los Angeles: Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center, UCLA, c1979-
Electronic Full-text available via Ingenta (1999 - present).
Available in print in Olin Library RC451.5.H57 H67
Publisher Information

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Fairfield, NJ: Casto Maldonado, 1990-
Electronic Full-text available via ProQuest and Ethnic Newswatch.
Available in print in Olin Library LC 2670.6 .H67 + (starts with volume 5)
Web site

Latino Studies
Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003-
Electronic Full-text available via ProQuest (delayed 1 year) and via Palgrave Macmillan (current year)
Available in print in Olin Library E 184 .S75 L38

Reference Sources for identifying Latino Studies Periodicals

Hispanic Periodicals in the United States, Origins to 1960: A Brief History and Comprehensive Bibliography
Nicólas Kanellos and Helvetia Martell
Houston, TX: Arte Publico Press, 1999
Olin Library Stacks Z 6953.5 .S66 K36x 1999

Important documents for studying history, literature, and culture of Hispanics in the United States have been Spanish-language newspapers. Here, a noted cultural historian and a respected indexer-bibliographer have teamed up to provide the first comprehensive and authoritative source on the production, worldview, and distribution of these periodicals. This useful compendium includes richly annotated entries, notes, and three indexes: by subject, by date, and by geography. The bibliography includes some 1,700 entries in standard bibliographic annotation.

Latino Periodicals: A Selection Guide
Salvador Güereña and Vivian M. Pisano, editors
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1998
Olin Library Stacks Z 1361 .S7 L36x 1998

Lists 300 Spanish and English language publications, from professional journals and newsletters to fashion magazines and fotonovelas. Descrirptions and recent reviews included for each entry.

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Web Resources

Inter-University Program for Latino Research
IUPLR, a consortium of 18 Latino research centers based at major universities across the United States, is the only nationwide university-based research organization bringing together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to conduct policy-relevant research on Latinos. See the members list and link to the individual research centers here.

Andanzas al Web Latino
Extensive guide to web resources for Latino studies and interests. Categorized into major gateways (Latino and Latin America), and links to web sites on culture, politics, and economics. Compiled and maintained by M. Molloy at New Mexico State University Library.

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) is a freestanding, nonprofit, policy research organization which has attained a reputation as the nation's "premier Latino think tank." One of TRPI's critical strengths is survey research--ranging from questionnaire and sample frame development, to survey interviewing--which allows TRPI to gauge the attitudes held by diverse Latino populations vis a vis salient policy issues. TRPI is uniquely positioned to fill the void in information that exists among policymakers and political leaders regarding the complexities that characterize the U.S. Latino population--e.g. its heterogeneous composition, its bilingualism, and its diverse nativity.

The Dominican American National Roundtable
The Dominican-American National Roundtable (DANR) is a non-partisan, non-profit corporation seeking to bring together the different voices of all people of Dominican origin in the United States. DANR is a national forum for analysis, planning, and action to advance the educational, economic, legal, social, cultural, and political interests of Dominican Americans. DANR is committed to enriching the quality of life in the United States by highlighting the contributions of Dominicans to the larger American society.

William C. Velasquez Institute
The William C. Velàsquez Institute (WCVI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, non-partisan organization chartered in 1985. The purpose of WCVI is to conduct research aimed at improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities. In its tradition of working with grassroots organizations, academic institutions and local elected officials, WCVI fills the gap between intellectual think tanks and community groups.

Pew Hispanic Center
The Pew Hispanic Center's mission is to improve understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation. The Center strives to inform debate on critical issues through dissemination of its research to policymakers, business leaders, academic institutions and the media.

National Council of LaRaza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR has chosen to work toward this goal through two primary, complementary approaches: Capacity-building assistance to support and strengthen Hispanic community-based organizations, and applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy.

Smithsonian Latino Center
Provides links to rich information and resources on Latino art and artists, including the webzine ¡del Corazón! which features the Smithsonian Museum of American Art's collection of art by Latino artists. Also included is a 56-page bilingual information booklet on Latino resources at the Smithsonian. Plus, links to virtual exhibits and much more....

Teatro Campesino Online Collection
From the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) at University of California, Santa Barbara. This collection of 118 videos contains El Teatro Campesino plays, television specials, concerts, interviews, news footage, commercials, and workshops. The series includes the first known film that has a segment about the Teatro, "Huelga," narrated by Cesar Chavez. Other films range from the early actos to television specials on the movie "Zoot Suit." There are films of scenes from plays and whole plays, interviews with Luis Valdez and others, footage of the twentieth anniversary gala of El Teatro Campesino, and a documentary on the history of the Teatro made in 1981. Finding aid available online.

USCitizenshipinfo: A Guide to INS Terms.
Definitions of sometimes obscure terminology used by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service with links to more detailed information on the INS web site.

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