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Chicano/Latino Studies: Books & Films

An overview of researching Chicano/Latino Studies at PSU Library and beyond.

Request a Summit Book from the PSU Library Catalog

Check Find & Request to see whether a print book is either checked out or not in the PSU Library collection. You can request the book from Summit libraries, a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Be sure to sign in to see your request options! 

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Narrow the search results to show available eBooks by selecting Available at PSU and eBooks. Then click Online Access to navigate to the full text ebook. 

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Keywords and Subject Terms for Chicano/Latino Studies Topics

Books, videos and articles about the Chicano/Latino experience are available through the library catalog.  Like Google, searching can be done using keywords--words describing the content or ideas of the materials of interest.  Libraries add additional descriptions to these materials in the form of subject headings. When searching for books or articles, you might want to try some or all of these words and phrases:

Hispanic Americans -- [subheadings]

     Hispanic Americans -- History
     Hispanic Americans --  Mass media
     Hispanic Americans -- Civil rights
     Hispanic Americans -- Politics and government

[Subject] -- Hispanic American [subject]

Example:   American literature -- Hispanic American authors -- History and criticism

Mexican Americans -- [subheadings]

     Mexican Americans -- Intellectual life
     Mexican Americans -- California -- History
     Chicano movement
     Mexican American Border Region

[Ethnic identity or country of origin] -- United States

     Puerto Ricans -- United States
     Hondurans -- United States

Video Resources

A selected list of films and documentaries (available online or DVD) about the Chicano/Latino American experience: