Chicano Studies Resources
About this guide:
This guide helps students find print and electronic resources on topics regarding Chicano Studies. Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of this guide.
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These resources are available in the Reference section of the Luria Library:
- Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society — R 305.8 S294e
- Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America — R 317.3 V413
- Dictionary of American History — R 973.03 A194d
Search the library catalog for books on your topic. Try searching with some of these keywords:
chicano* (searches chicano or chicanos)
mexican american women
mexican american men
chicano* and politics
chicano* and identity
Search for articles in these two databases. Here, you’ll find academic/peer-reviewed articles as well as newspaper and magazine articles:
Use these resources to find primary source material:
- History Resource Center: Find primary sources in this library database. When you search for your topic, use the ADVANCED SEARCH and select PUBLICATION TYPE = PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS. Or you can select the PRIMARY SOURCES tab found in a list of results after your search.
- Calisphere: Contains text and images from California history and culture.
- American Memory Project from the Library of Congress: This resource provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
Finding good websites for college research can be difficult and time-consuming. Use the P.R.O.V.E.N. Test for Evaluating Sources to evaluate any websites you find.
Additional Information on the Web
Explore these resources for additional information:
- Chicano/a Movement in Washington State History Project: Excellent resources from the University of Washington with video interviews, newspaper articles, photos and more documenting the Chicano/a Movment.
- Making Face/Making Soul: A site by, for, and about Chicanas, meaning women of Mexican descent in the United States. This site contains a variety of resources ranging from short biographies of Chicanas, to Chicana poetry and literature, cultural resources, academic resources, otras chicanas on the ‘net, and more.
- UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center: Very active research center from UCLA.
- Brown Pride: A kaleidoscope of Chicana/o and Latina/o articles, music, art, and more.
- UCSB Chicano Studies Institute: Research arm of the Chicano Studies Dept at UCSB
- Chicana and Chicano Space: A resource for teachers, their students, and others interested in Chicana and Chicano art and culture.
How to Cite
Chicago citation style is commonly used in the humanities, especially for history research papers. The following resources will help you construct Chicago-style citations:
- General Chicago style guide from Purdue’s Online Writing Lab
- Guide to citing primary sources in Chicago style from the Library of Congress.
- NoodleTools Citation Builder: use this resource to help construct citations.