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CHLA 450U: Latinos and Education: Finding Books

A guide to library resources (online and in print) for Prof. R. de Anda's CHLA 450U class.

Search for books at the PSU Library

When you search for a  book in the PSU Library catalog, look for this green link, Available at PSU Library Shelves, then select it. Write down the location and the call number. Click on View Map to find the call number and floor.

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Find Books in PSU Library using subject headings

Subject headings are excellent ways of finding books and book chapters regarding the Chicano/Latino experience.  

Note:  Mexican Americans/Chicanos/Latinos all fall under the boarder term of Hispanic Americans. Do not limit your searches to just one term. This is especially true when looking at the boarder groups of Latinos like Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Salvadorans, etc. When searching for books, DVDs or book chapters for a specific group that fall under Hispanic Americans designation, try searching by a specific ethnic group (e.g., Peruvian Americans).

For books about a specific ethnic group and education, search using the name of the group (ex: Chilean Americans)  with the word "education".

Some sample subject headings:

Subject Guide

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Linda Absher
Contact:
Office: 220B @ Millar Library
Phone: 503-725-4713
absherl@pdx.edu

eBooks

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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