Chicano/Latino Studies: Encyclopedias & Reference Sources

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

Online Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias are designed to provide overview, background, synthesis and a quick examination of a topic. Articles are written by discplinary experts for general readers and often will include a selected bibliography of the important works on a particular topic. 

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Miscellaneous Reference Works

Multidisciplinary Reference Sources

Reference sources can perform a number of information functions: define concepts and vocabulary, provide chronologies, provide a coherent overview of a topic or discipline, contextualize a subject area by virtue of the topics which are included in the scope of a particular work, get you up to speed quickly by filling in background facts and themes.