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Latino Americans: Reference Sources

 

Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States
4 volumes

Multidisciplinary coverage ranging from articles on historical highlights to aesthetic, political and sociological trends.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .S75 E587 2005 

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States
4 volumes

Covers 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. Articles cover such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .S75 O97 2005

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor


The Latino Encyclopedia
6 volumes

Over 200 entries varying in length from a paragraph to several pages on central aspects of Latino life, including historical events, geographic locations, cultural movements, significant people, organizations, and court cases. Longer entries include annotated bibliographies. The final volume includes lists of Latino broadcast media, businesses, educational institutions and programs, political organizations, a timeline of important historical events in Latino history, and bibliographies.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .S75 L357 1996

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Latinas in the United States
3 volumes

Records the contribution of women of Latin American birth or heritage to the economic, political, and cultural development of the United States.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .S75 L35 2006 

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture
2 volumes

Information on the art, food, religion, literature, music, and entertainment of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and other Latino American groups. Contains indexes for locating main entries by subject, fields of endeavor, and country of origin.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .S75 E59 2004

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

The Hispanic American Almanac

Provides information on Spanish speaking Americans born in Spain, Spanish-speaking countries of South or Central America, and the United States. Includes a chronology and historical overview, and chapters on law, business, employment, education, art, music, sports, population growth and distribution, and biographies or prominent Hispanics. Also includes an alphabetical index of entries and a glossary of Spanish terms.

 

Call Number:
Ref E184 .S75 H557 2003 

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

The Mexican American Experience

Provides basic information on Mexicanos (Mexican Americans) in the Southwest United States and beyond from 1848 to present. Covers many aspects of the Mexicano experience in America, including: the arts, education, labor, leadership, government, business, organizations, popular culture, religion, literature, science, and technology. Entries range from a paragraph to one page and are followed by up-to-date bibliographies.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .M5 M4535 2003 

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Dictionary of Chicano Folklore

Includes terms that describe folk speech, narrative, artifact, and ritual pertaining to the Mexican American population. Terms relevant to students and scholars wanting information on Chicano literature, history, music, art, popular culture, and border studies. Includes an alphabetical bibliography of all cited references for further research.

Call Number:
Ref GR111 .M49 C37 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Contemporary Hispanic Biography
2 volumes

Contains biographical profiles of individuals of Latino heritage in a wide variety of fields, including: architecture, art, business, dance, education, fashion, film, medicine, music, politics, and sports.

Call Number:
Ref E184.S75 C66

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Notable Latino Americans

Provides biographical profiles of U.S. Latinos / Latinas, highlighting their goals, struggles, and important contributions to American life and culture. Appendices include individuals listed by ethnic subgroups and professional fields.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .S75 M435 1997

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Mexican American Biographies: A Historical Dictionary, 1836-1987

Provides biographical information of Mexican American prominentes from the Texas revolution in the mid-1830s to 1987. This biographical dictionary contains 270 entries, nearly 200 of contemporary Mexican American men and women in most important fields.

Call Number:
Ref E184.M5 M454 1988

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

The Latino Media Resource Guide

From the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Includes listings of production companies, film schools, diversity programs, funding opportunities, distributors, Hispanic American films, filmmakers, production resources, and indexes by craft and state.

Call Number:
Ref PN1995.9 .L37 L37 2005

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Latino and Latina Writers
2 volumes

Emphasis on Latinos and Latinas writing in the United States after 1960. Entries are 15-20 pages long, and include an overview of author’s work within a historical and biographical context, bibliography of the author’s work, and criticism of it. Thematic essays on relevant topics to Latino and Latina literature, such as Chicana feminist criticism, precede the author listings.

Call Number:
Ref PS153.H56 L39 2004

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Hispanic Literature of the United States

Contains a chronology, Who’s Who, overviews, and significant trends, movements, and themes of Hispanic Literature and Drama of the United States. Also contains a list of 100 essential Hispanic literary works, selected bibliography, and title and subject indexes.

Call Number:
Ref PS153. H56 K36 2003

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

  Dictionary of Literary Biography
285+ volumes

Volumes 82, 122, & 209: Chicano Writers.

The massive Dictionary of Literary Biography series offers biographical essays and literary overviews of writers from around the world.
Call Number:
Ref PS129 .D536

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor
  A Biographical Handbook of Hispanics and United States Film

Short biographical listings of Hispanics in United States film. Includes photographs and posters. Two indexes, one of film titles, the other of actors, conclude the handbook.
Call Number:
Ref PN1995.9. H47 K46 1997

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor
  A Guide to Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Made Film and Video

A directory of reviews by educators, communication professionals, and arts programmers of 445 Latin American/Caribbean/Latino-produced films and videos available in the United States. Includes complementary reading materials and suggestions for how to incorporate the films into courses. Entries are arranged by country and alphabetized by their original-language title. Includes a bibliography of further readings arranged by country.
Call Number:
Ref PN1995.9. L37 G85 1998

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor
  St. James Guide to Hispanic Artists: Profiles of Latino and Latin American Artists

Biographical sketches of artists who were born or worked in Latin America or United States and who have influenced Latino or Latin American art in the twentieth century. Covers diverse forms of visual arts, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage, photography, video, and spatiotemporal installations. Includes a general reference bibliography, and nationality and medium indexes.
Call Number:
Ref N6538 .H58 S7 2002

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor
  The Complete Job Search Guide for Latinos

Includes chapters on career portfolios, resumes, career marketing letters, job search strategies and resources, interviewing, temporary and part-time employment, workplace discrimination, and immigration.
Call Number:
Ref HF5382.75 .U6 M36 2005

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor
  Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans

Includes funding resources for high school, college, advanced education, and postdoctoral work, sponsored by over 900 private and public agencies. Entries are grouped by type: scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, and internships.
Call Number:
Ref LB2338 .F5645 2006/08

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor