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Latinos in the United States (21:920:393 TOPICAL ISSUES IN SOCIOLOGY): Find Books

This library research guide is created to help students write their final paper for Professor Stone-Cadena's class.

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Interlibrary loan services expand the resources available to the Rutgers community beyond those at the university. The Rutgers University Libraries maintain memberships in consortia and have special cooperative arrangements with libraries and other organizations to provide interlibrary loan services for Rutgers faculty, students, and staff. 

Materials available on loan from other institutions may include books, newspapers, documents, periodical articles, dissertations, and similar materials that are needed locally for academic purposes. Electronic documents and photocopies received from other institutions are converted to PDF files and delivered electronically to user's desktops.

Interlibrary loan request forms are available under DELIVERY AND INTERLIBRARY LOAN on the Libraries' website. or by clicking on the [ILL] button in the Library Catalog. On the Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Services page, login with your NetID and password.

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Electronic Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of American Immigration [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the full depth and breadth of American immigration history--from the arrival of the early ancestors of Native Americans more than ten millennia ago to a broad range of twenty-first century immigration issues." Addresses the diverse demographic, economic, legal, political, and social aspects of immigration.

Encyclopedia of Puerto Rico 
"Organized into 22 subject areas structured in 15 sections, which include essays and articles by academics, researchers, and subject matter experts. Each area includes a general overview and an increasing number of specialized articles of an expository and descriptive nature."

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society [Rutgers Restricted]
"Describes over a hundred racial and ethnic groups, with additional thematic essays discussing broad topics that cut across group boundaries and impact society at large. Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource."

Ethnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students [Rutgers Restricted]
Seeks to offer a comprehensive yet concise introduction to ethnic authors, topics, texts and traditions with an emphasis on four major ethnic groups: Native American, Asian American, African American, and Latina/o.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America [Rutgers Restricted]
"Contains 8,000 to 12,000 word essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section." Electronic version of the 6 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Latino American Cinema: an Encyclopedia of Movies, Stars, Concepts, and Trends [Rutgers Restricted]
"Most entries offer relatively compact definitions, cirtical discussions, overviews, and analyses of star artists, media productions, and historical moments." Also includes substantial foundational entries on topics such as genre, steretyoes, nationalism, and narrative.

Reference Books at Dana Library, 1st Floor

These reference books are good starting place to have a general overview of certain topics related to Latino studies. Useful resources are listed by research themes that can guide your to further search. These books are on the reference shelves, 1st floor of Dana Library. You are welcome to read them in library but you won't be able to check them out,

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