|Finding Facts or Topic Overviews:
Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Dictionaries, etc.
facts or topic overviews use a dictionary, encyclopedia, handbook or an
almanac. These type of tools are useful for learning more about people,
places, events or issues in Chicano Studies and they usually provide additional
suggested readings for a topic. I have listed some of these tools below
with a brief description of its content and call numbers for your convenience.
(Note the majority are located in the reference area on the 1st
floor of library north.)
The Biographical Dictionary of Hispanic
A reference volume supplying information on Hispanic notables.
Call # ref E184.S75 M49 1997 (1st Floor - Library North)
Biographical/critical essays representing a broad cross section of
authors who contribute to the growing body of Chicano literature.
Call # ref PN451 .D52 v.82 v.122 v.209 (1st Floor - Library
Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the
This work attempts to contribute to knowledge about the most significant
aspects of Hispanic culture in the United States. It is divided into four
volumes; Vol. 1 Literature and Art, Vol. 2 History, Vol. 3 Sociology, and
Vol. 4 Anthropology. Each volume is composed of chapters written by specialists
in the areas and concludes with a bibliography and detailed index.
Call#: ref E 184 S75 H365 1993 (1st Floor - Library North)
Hispanic American Almanac: A Reference Work on Hispanics in the
Divided into 27 different chapters this almanac provides a chronology,
historical overview, facts and figures on a variety of topics including
law and politics, population growth and distribution, arts, theater, music,
and film. Concludes with a keyword index.
Call#: ref E 184 S75 H557 1997 (1st Floor - Library
Hispanic American Chronology
Arranged chronologically from 25,000 BC to August 1995 this source
describes significant social, political, economic, cultural and educational
milestones in the history of Hispanic Americans. Includes photographs and
concludes with an index.
Call#: ref E 184 S75 H559 1996 (1st Floor - Library North)
Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement
An effort to organize the contributions and achievements of Hispanics
as pioneers of American culture. Arranged chronologically within broad
topics such as art and design, business and commerce, film, military, religion,
Call#: ref E 184 S75 K36 1997 (1st Floor - Library North)
Latinas! Women of Achievement
Arranged in alphabetical order by last name each entry includes a photograph
but does not include references.
Call#: ref E 184 S75 L354 1996 (1st Floor - Library North)
The Latino Encyclopedia
This six-volume encyclopedia was designed to provide current information
on Latino life in the United States. Entries vary in length from one paragraph
to several pages. It includes people, organizations, geographic locations,
history, entertainment, military activity, religion, family life, court
cases, and cultural movements.
Call#: ref E 184 S75 L357 1996 (1st Floor - Library North)
Mexican American Biographies :A Historical Dictionary, 1836-1987
Identifies prominent figures in the Mexican American experience and
provides basic information from the time of the Texas Revolution in the
mid 1830s to the late 1980s.
Call# ref E184.M5 M454 1988 (1st Floor - Library North)
Notable Latino Americans: A Biographical Dictionary
Focuses on U.S. Latinos and Latinas who have made important contributions
to American society. Arranged alphabetically by last names. Entries include
both living and dead. Each entry concludes with a list for further reading.
Call#: ref E 184 S75 M35 1997 (1st Floor - Library North)
Hispanic Writers : A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors
Provides biographical and bibliographical information on more that
400 authors who are part of 20th century Hispanic literature.
Call # ref PQ7081.3 .H58 1991 (1st Floor - Library North)