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History : Latinx: Home

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for Latinx history.


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 Cesar Chávez with NFWA picket, drawing from Lo que debemos saber sobre las reclamaciones, and man in front of a Los Angeles area restaurant. Images courtesy of Wayne State University, Los Angeles Public Library's Shades of L.A.: Mexican American Community collection & the University of Miami's Cuban Heritage Collection.

Starting Points: Books

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: mexican americans civil rights history
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "bracero railroaders"
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "rodríguez-silva ileana"

Starting Points: Journal Articles

The following research databases will help you identify articles in the field of history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles.

Starting Points - Primary Sources

This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with Latinx history. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.

Citation & Writing Help

Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.

Writing help is available in person and via zoom. You can schedule an appointment online.

Additional information on researching history and on writing.

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