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Public Diplomacy: Chicano/Latino Newspapers

Events and News

Search Tips

Tip 1. Examples of subjects and key words to use when searching databases and online library catalogs recommended in this LibGuide:

  • Ethnic Press--United States,
  • Hispanic American newspapers,
  • Hispanic American journalists,
  • Newspapers--United States,
  • Journalism--Mexican-American border region,
  • Mexican American and mass media

Tip 2. When searching in special subject databases such as the Chicano Database and the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI Online), use only words in English or Spanish such as

  • press or
  • prensa or
  • newspapers or
  • periodicos


Welcome to the guide to Latino and Spanish language newspapers published in the United States!

This guide is designed to help you learn more about the history and role of the Latino and Spanish-language press in the daily life and political struggles of communities in Los Angeles and throughout the United States.

It provide assistance in locating books, articles, Web, microform and printed primary sources.

The resources in this guide cover a wealth of information about the often "forgotten pages" of U.S. Latino and Spanish-language newspapers from 1808 to the present.

For questions or assistance contact

Selected Online Newspapers and Databases

See also the subsection in this guide under the tab above: "Find Web Resources: Find Newspapers on the Web."

US Latino Newspapers: Microfilm and Hardcopy

Most of these primary resources, with two exceptions, are located in the Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies. To view them inquire at the Special Collections Reference Desk, on the second floor of Doheny Library, or send email to make an appointment with the Librarian.