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Welcome to the guide to information on Chicano and Latino studies!
This guide offers an overview of the specialized research resources at USC on Chicanos, Latinos and other U.S. Hispanics. It also supports the University's undergraduate and graduate Chicano/Latino Studies program, a multidisciplinary program designed to provide students with a critical understanding of the historical, cultural, social, and political experience of Chicanos and Latinos, with a particular emphasis on the development and culture of the Chicano/Latino communities in California and the West, as well as on both historical and contemporary effects of global issues on Chicano/Latino communities.
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Tips for getting started: Key Databases
Top databases for locating information on Chicano, Latinos and Hispanics in the US.
See these fulltext sources which are available throught this link to the Credo General Reference collection: --The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature --The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S.
From Readex Newsbank, this collection contains many Spanish language newspapers from 22 states in the United States. Searchable by dates and "eras", article types, languages, place of publication, and newspaper title.
Most comprehensive database in this field, with more than 100,000 pages of fiction and poetry representing 20th c. Chicano and Latin American writers working in the United States. Represents Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Argentineans, Dominicans, and Central Americans.
Covers the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A-to-Z articles on identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.