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Latino Studies: Social Sciences

This guide serves as a general starting point for research in Latina/o Studies.

General Reference Books

In addition to browsing this list, you can also use the Library Catalog to help you find reference works related to your specific topic. Using an Advanced Search, type your keyword(s) into a Words Anywhere search [ex. Chicano literature] and select "REF" from the Sub-location drop-down menu.

The Columbia history of Latinos in the United States since 1960.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
Alex REF E184.S75C644

Latinos and politics: a select research bibliography / compiled by F. Chris Garcia ... [et al.] ; with the research assistance of Patti Constantakis ... [et al.].
Austin, Tex.: Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1991.
Alex, Livingston, Z1361.S7L365

Atlas of Hispanic-American history / George Ochoa.
New York : Facts on File, c2001.
ALEX, Camden E184.S75O287

Biographical dictionary of Hispanic Americans / Nicholas E. Meyer. Edition:  2nd  ed.New York : Facts on File, c2001.ALEX REF E184.S75M49 2001

Encyclopedia Latina : history, culture, and society in the United States / Ilan Stavans, editor in chief, Harold Augenbraum, associate editor.
Danbury, CT : Grolier Academic Reference, c2005.
ALEX, Carr E184.S75E587

Encyclopedia of Latino popular culture / Cordelia Chávez Candelaria, executive editor.
Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 2004. 2v.
ALEX, Carr, E184.S75E59

Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America. Primary documents / edited by Jeffrey Lehman.
Detroit: Gale Group, 1999.
ALEX/Ref 2 v.

Handbook of Hispanic cultures in the United States / general editors, Nicolás Kanellos, Claudio Esteva-Fabregat.
Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press ; Madrid, Spain: Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, c1993-c1994.
Camden, Douglass E184.S75H365 1993 v.1-4

Selected E-Books and Reports

Delgado, Melvin . Social work with Latinos: a cultural assets paradigm. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2007. (RU Only)

Oboler, Suzanne, ed. Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging. New York: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2006

Addressing the mental health problems of border and immigrant youth: a culture and trauma special report from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network / by Luis Flores and Arline Kaplan. Los Angeles : National Child Traumatic Stress Network, [2009]

Torre, Adela de la. Moving From the Margins: A Chicana Voice on Public Policy. Tuscon, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2002. 

Report on the Hispanic employment challenge in the federal government / by the Federal Hispanic Work Group. [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, [2008]