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Hispanic-American Resource Guide

 

A Guide to Hispanic-American Resources in the Clarion University Libraries and on the Internet

Compiled and Maintained by Basil Martin



 

Books

To locate BOOKS about Hispanic-Americans in the University Libraries, go to the University Libraries’ homepage, click on PILOT: Clarion's Online Catalog, select Subject Search and search using the following search terms:
                        Hispanic Americans or Hispanic American

You can narrow your subject search to a specific country of origin.  For example:
                       Mexican Americans

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Browsing for Books in the University Libraries

To BROWSE for books about Hispanic Americans in Carlson Library, search the shelves in the Reference Room,  within the E184 and F1234-F2304 range of call numbers  If you are looking for media, you can browse on the media shelves within the E184 range of call numbers  Children’s nonfiction books can be found within the j306.85 range of call numbers. It is also possible to browse the collection online using a call number search in the Catalog. In the Suhr Library on the Venango Campus, search for books in the E184 range of call numbers.

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Journal Articles

To locate JOURNAL ARTICLES about Hispanic-Americans, go to the University Libraries’ homepage, click on A-Z Database List, and then click on the database you wish to search.

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ProQuest Direct

After you enter ProQuest, you can search multiple databases.  Select all that apply and click on the continue button.

In the text box, type in the Word(s) or Phrase(s) for which you want to search, such as Hispanic Americans.

To perform a subject search, click on Advanced search, select subject as the field to search, and enter the search term Hispanic Americans.

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EBSCO

Select Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, or Health Source:  Consumer Edition.

To perform a keyword search, enter search terms such as Hispanic Americans, Latin Americans, or Mexican Americans.

To perform a subject search, click on SUBJECTS, and then enter search terms such as Hispanic Americans, Latin Americans, or Mexican Americans.

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Lexis-Nexis

Select any of the services listed (General or News Topics are good places to start) and enter search terms such as Hispanic and Americans, Latin Americans, or Mexican Americans.  If you are looking for biographical information, click on People. Select a Biographical information source from the drop-down window, and enter as a search term the name of the person you wish to research.

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World Wide Web

To find WEB SITES with information about Hispanic-Americans, open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, and choose a search engine such as Alta Vista or Infoseek.  At the search screen, type in the topic you wish to research.

When using the Internet for research, use the most specific search term possible. For example, using the broad search term Hispanic Americans will produce numerous Web sites, but using a more specific search term will produce fewer and more relevant results. If one particular search term does not yield the desired results, experiment with other search terms and phrases.  Examples of Web sites found on the Internet include:

          www.hispaniconline.com

          www.hispanic.com

          www.hispanicfund.org

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Last Updated: September, 2008

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