latino/a experience in US society:
Search ISU's Library Catalog to find out what the Library owns (or provides
access to) on your particular topic. Includes books, videos, cd-rom's,
cataloged websites, journals, and more.
Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic
Groups (REF E184 .A1 H35)
Authoritative one volume encyclopedia provides lengthy entries that
describe the history and presence of numerous ethnic groups in the
United States, including white ethnic groups. Now a bit dated, but
still the classic.
Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United
States (REF E184.S75 H365 1993)
Award-winning four volume set provides authoritative signed essays
on the broad topics of U.S. Latino history, anthropology, sociology,
literature and art. Includes numerous illustrations, tables, lengthy
Latino Encyclopedia (REF E184.S75
Slim but authoritative six volume set covers topics, individuals,
and concepts important to an understanding of Latino peoples in the
United States. Longer articles signed, and with brief list of suggested
readings. Coverage is best for largest Latino groups. Includes numerous
black and white illustrations, photographs, and tables.
Latino Library Research Guide
Annotated list of reference books and other resources relevant to
Latino research topics. Very useful as a guide to materials in the
ISU Library collection; includes ISU call numbers.
Nation of Peoples: A Sourcebook on America's
Multicultural Heritage (REF E184.A1 N2866 1999)
Authoritative, signed essays profile 27 major racial & ethnic
groups in the U.S. and their respective histories. Latino and Asian
American sub-groups (such as Puerto Ricans, Filipinos, etc.) are profiled
individually, rather than grouped together and generalized. Includes
statistics, and bibliographies for further reading. A useful companion
to the Harvard Encylopedia of American Ethnic Groups.
CURRENT with NEWS (See also online
NewsWatch (ISU only)
Unique and versatile source provides bibliographic citations and full-text
articles from U.S. racial and ethnic minority newspapers, newsmagazines,
and some journals. The database focus is on African American, American
Indian, Asian American, and U.S. Latino newspapers, though publications
from many other minority groups are included. (Click here for a current list.) Also includes a publishers' directory,
circulation figures, advertising rates, and histories of individual
newspapers. In English and Spanish. Coverage is from 1990 to the present.
Hispanic Link Weekly (Periodical
Room, E184.S75 H53)
Weekly newsletter covers in brief major US Latino news, reports, resources.
RESEARCH ARTICLES, REPORTS, REVIEWS
America: History &
Life (ISU only)
Online history database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts
on research journal articles relevant to the study of United States
and Canadian history dating from prehistoric times to the present,
from more than 2100 journals. Also includes citations for dissertations,
book, film and video reviews. Coverage is publications from 1964-present
ERIC (ISU only)
Well-known education database leads to citations and abstracts on
education-related research and reports, 1966-present. Citations with
"ED" numbers are microfiche reports, most of which will be found in
the Microforms Center
in Parks Library. Citations with "EJ" numbers are articles in journals;
enter the ISU Library Catalog and do a title search on the name of
the journal to see if it is held by the Library.
Academic ASAP (ISU only)
Multi-disciplinary database contains citations and many full-text
articles on current events, social sciences, and humanities. Journal
coverage is from 1994 to the present, and backfiles (1980- 1993) are
available for some journals.
This online database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts
on research journal articles relevant to the study of world history
(except that of the United States and Canada) dating from prehistoric
times to the present, from more than 2000 journals. Also includes
citations for dissertations, book, film and video reviews. Coverage
is publications from 1964-present.
PAIS (ISU only)
Online public affairs database provides access to journal articles,
government documents, reports, statistics, and other resources dealing
with domestic and international public policy materials on business,
government, demographics, law, political science, public administration,
education, and other areas, 1972-present.
Online database for citations to articles, book chapters, and books
in psychology, sociology, and related fields. Coverage is 1887 to
SAGE Race Relations Abstracts (REF
Print index contains bibliographical essays on specialized international
race-related topics, and annotated abstracts for journal articles
and books dealing with race relations. Broad subject index. Produced
by the Institute of Race Relations, London. Quarterly, 1975- .
Sociological Abstracts (previously known as SocioFile)
Major database for sociological research provides access to journal
articles and abstracts in all aspects of sociology and many related
research fields, 1963-present.
selected web resources
News Service(NOTE: website now defunct)
Well-organized abstracting service of current news articles and editorials
on Latino and some Latin American topics from Web news sources. Includes
partial archives dating back to late 1998, though links may no longer
be active. Includes additional features such as Latin music charts,
online polls, and homepage services. In English; smaller, parallel
Spanish site features abstracts of Spanish-language news articles
from the Web; search engine.
Multicultural Perspectives: Art Education
Annotated list of library and web resources useful for finding information
on art and artists from US racial and ethnic minority groups, including
La Raza (Print copies
in Periodical Room, E184.M5 R39x)
Bi-weekly newspaper from Chicago covers Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban
American, and other US Latino regional and national news, cultural
events, and coverage of Latin American headline news. In Spanish;
major stories are translated into English.
US Latino Web Sites
Extensive annotated list of meta-sites, directories, clearinghouses,
e-journals, and electronic newspapers dealing with Latinos. Focus
on Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Salvadorans,
Dominicans, Colombians, and Guatemalans in the US. Soon to be published
in Latino Library Services, McFarland Press.
US Census Bureau
Web site maintained by the Census Bureau provides access to much recent
data, publications, and a number of relevant reports. Also, the Library
owns census CD-ROMs that provide quick access to recent census data
on population and housing, nationwide. Older census data is available
in book format in the Reference area and the general collection (the
basic call number is HA201 plus the year the census took place, for
example, HA201 1980). Search the
Library Catalog for these materials, or ask at the Reference Desk
La Voz de Aztlán
Interesting new e-journal provides perspectives from the "rightist
faction among Chicano Studies," with viewpoints on politics, philosophy,
news, and current events. Plans are to include archives of previous
issues, plus a search engine. From Whittier, California; in English.
Library Research Process
Online guide explains how to do research, from beginning point of
defining your topic, through finding information, evaluating it, and
documenting your sources. Useful especially for beginners; includes
links to other research and evaluation guides.
Online Citation Manuals
List of popular style manuals (such as the MLA and the Chicago) and
links to their Web versions. Call numbers are also given for their
print counterparts in ISU's Parks Library.
Exhaustive and authoritative online textbook provides much useful
information on when and how to use the Internet for scholarly literary
research. URLs to sample sites and listserv addresses are provided,
along with instructions on how to make use of numerous Internet services.
Includes links to other helpful sites. From
Literature Online, a website supplement to Kennedy & Gioia's
textbook, Literature (7th edition).