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CLA - Chicano/Latino Studies: Get Started

Resources for students in Chicano/Latino Studies classes

Welcome! Here Are Some Reference Books You May Find Useful

Reference books are a good way to begin research or to look up facts. A few general books are on this tab; topical reference books are available on other tabs. E-books will require you to enter your My Chemeketa user name and password.

Getting Reference Help

  • E-mail a Question to Reference
  • Phone Reference at 503.399.5231
  • Chat reference: Please use the form below
  • We recommend that you include an e-mail address so that you can receive a transcript of your chat and so the library can send you any followup help.

Subject Headings for Library Catalogs

Here are some subject headings that libraries assign.  Using key words from this list will help you to find books and articles.

  • Hispanic Americans (-- History, -- Social Conditions, etc.)
  • Mexican Americans (-- History, -- Social Conditions, etc.)
  • Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration
  • New Spain -- Colonization
  • America -- Discovery and exploration
  • America -- History -- To 1810
  • Latin America -- History -- To 1600 -- Sources
  • Mexican War, 1845-1848
  • United States -- History -- War with Mexico, 1845-1848
  • United States -- Relations -- Mexico.
  • Mexico -- Relations -- United States
  • United States -- Boundaries -- Mexico
  • Mexico -- Boundaries -- United States
  • Mexican-American Border Region

General Reference