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Latinx Studies: How to Find Books

Library resources to support ENG 248 and Latina/o Writing in the United States, and other classes at LaGuardia Community College

Google Books

Google Books is a good place to search within the pages of books. Remember that you can check the Library Catalog to see if we have full-text access via CUNY Libaries.

Google Book Search

Other Book Finding Tools

Find Books - Library Catalog Search

Use this catalog search box to see what books (and ebooks) are available in CUNY Libraries (or search via the CUNY Libaries Catalog directly):

Keyword(s): Search in:Phrase?:

Keyword searching

Keywords/themes to explore:  Different terms have been used to describe Chicano/Latino people over the past few decades in the US. When you research, you might want to try several different terms, especially if you are having a hard time finding good articles. Please note that the way these terms are used may not be how you would use them. Here are some phrases to try as keywords in your research:

  • Latino
  • Latina
  • Chicano
  • Chicana
  • Hispanic
  • Hispanic American
  • Mexican American
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