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Latino Studies Research Guide

Resources about Latinos / Hispanics in the United States

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Subject Headings

Knowing the correct subject headings can greatly improve your results.Here are three important tips.

  1. Use "Hispanic Americans" instead of "Latinos"
  2. Use the term "Mexican American" instead of "Chicano," which is reserved for the civil rights movement.
  3. When researching other nationalities' presence in the US, you have options. Here's an example:
    • Cubans -- United States
    • Cuban Americans