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Welcome to the Study Guide for Chicano Studies

This research guide presents resources to help students begin research for assignments in Chicano Studies courses. By clicking on the labeled tabs above and exploring the selected resources below, students can find materials quickly, identify specific areas of interest, and get tips and guidance on how to continue searching for relevant books, e-books, and articles, how to format citations, and how to avoid plagiarism.

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Electronic Reference Books on Chicano Studies

Print Reference Books on Chicano Studies

The books listed here are available for reading and research in the library. While they cannot be checked out, they can help you find ideas, narrow your topic, get background information, and conduct preliminary research. Located on the shelves behind the reference desk on the first floor of the library.

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Resources on Campus

Chicano Studies Course Books

Assigned books may be available for either 2-hour or 7-day checkout from the circulation desk on the first floor of the library. 


Databases direct you to a wide variety of articles, journals, and periodicals (newspapers and magazines). You should note the name of the database you are using such as "Academic Search Complete" or "Gale Artemis Literary Sources," as EBSCO and Gale are hubs and not the database itself. If you need help from a librarian, knowing the name will allow them to offer database-specific assistance.

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