Use this database to find primary sources and brief overview articles regarding the Latino American experience from pre-contact Aztec and Maya societies to 21st century political issues like recent immigration law to cultural themes like coming-of-age rituals, music, literature, and cuisine.
Covers broad subjects like literature, gender roles, and cultural studies by exploring international topics like celebrations, rituals, myths, religion, beliefs, urban legends, music, dance, holidays, food, tales, and traditional arts and crafts
In Nexis-Uni database. Go to Advanced Search > Legal > Law Reviews and Journals > Law Reviews and Journals. Enter your search term and make sure to type Berkeley La Raza Law Journal in the "Source" field.
Peer reviewed forum for the scholarly discussion of legal issues affecting Latinos & Latinas in the United States. Full Text: 03/01/2005 to present
Using the right search words will make your research much more successful. Below you'll find keywords that I've found useful searching for information relevant to Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x studies, and I hope you'll find them useful too.
Chicana or Chicana
Chican@ or Latin@
Chicana/o/x & Latina/o/x Studies
You'll use the library catalog to search for books on your topic. Below are just a few examples of books at the MJC Library. Feel free to use some of the useful keywords for your book search.
We have several video databases at the MJC Library and some other databases that include videos in addition to the other materials they provide.
A comprehensive, peer-reviewed introductory textbook written by scholars from the California Community Colleges and California State University. The content, spanning ten chapters, is guided by intersectional, transnational, and relational frameworks that build on current and emergent work in Chicanx and Latinx Studies.
A collection based on a photo essay depicting contributions of Hispanic people to community life in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The photographs were borrowed from a number of museums and libraries and from individuals within the Hispanic communities.
Founded in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation's first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states, chiefly California. Includes a film and photo archive.
The Onda Latina Collection consists of 226 digitally preserved audio programs including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns from the radio series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.
The items in these 7 exhibitions trace the history of Hispanic Americans in California from the Mission system and Californios into the 20th century: Mexican immigration into California, the farmworkers' labor struggles, and the Chicano Civil Rights movement and La Raza, which also resulted in an explosion of cultural art.
This research guide from the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress focuses on 20th and 21st century court cases, legislation, and events that had important impacts on civil rights in Chicana/o/x, Hispanic, Latina/o/x, Mexican-American, and Puerto Rican communities the United States.