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Chicana/o Studies

This guide has been archived and may have outdated information or broken links.

For assistance in research in Chicana/o Studies contact the subject specialist: Jennie Quiñónez-Skinner

Jump to: Types of Resources | Ideas for Topics | Finding Articles in Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers | General Reference Sources | Statistics and Demographics | Additional ResourcesCiting Your Sources | Plagiarism

Information on the topic of Chicanas and Chicanos may be found using a variety of search terms combined with any or all of the following terms which can be used to identify a specific group:

  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American children
  • Mexican American women
  • Hispanics
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic American women
  • Latino
  • Latinos
  • Latinas

Types of Resources

http://library.csun.edu/Guides/ResearchStrategies/GettingStarted - Be alert to the need or requirement for specific types of information such as primary and secondary or scholarly or credible.  There are specific research tools that may assist in the search for required types of information. 

Ideas for Topics

Specialized Sources (on the surface/free web)

Finding Articles in Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Consult the "Databases by Subject" on the Oviatt Library homepage for additional indexes. You should also use (How to Locate Articles Online or in the Library)

Specialized indexes to articles – Use the “Databases A-Z” linked on the Oviatt Library home page to link to these:

General indexes to articles – Use the “Databases A-Z” linked on the Oviatt Library home page to link to these:

  • Academic Search Elite (EBSCO) more about Academic Search Elite (EBSCO) Abstracts to 3,000 journals (over 1,500 peer-reviewed journals), with full text to more than 2,000 of the journals. Dates may vary, most from 1985-
  • America: History & Life (EBSCO)  History & Life (EBSCO) Indexes 1,700 journals as well as dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. 1964-
  • General OneFile (Gale) more about General OneFile (Gale) Indexes over 9,700 journals; full text to over 5,000 journals, 1980-
  • CountryWatch News, statistics and trends for 192 countries.
  • GenderWatch more about GenderWatch Publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas, 1970-
  • JSTOR Latin American Studies Comprehensive archive of back issues of core scholarly journals in Latin American studies.

General Reference Sources

Statistics and Demographics

Government Information Sources

Additional Resources


Citing Your Sources

Avoiding Plagiarism