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Latin American and Latino/a Studies

For students taking courses, or others interested in Latin American & Latino/a Studies, this guide provides access to major sources.

How To Research in Milner Library

Hello. My name is María Tudela. I’m the librarian for Latin American and Latino/a/x Studies. If you have any questions, please contact me.

This guide can help you with:

  • Getting started with the research process
  • Identifying databases related to Latin American and Latina/o Studies
  • Techniques for finding subject specific sources such books, articles, etc.
  • Linking to a course specific guide

Conducting research is an iterative process.
For more information about how to conduct research,
consult the An Overview: The Research Process web guide.

The following steps are helpful in beginning your research in Latin American & Latino/a Studies.

1. For background information on your topic, consult a reference source such as:
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States (E-book).  or

Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies (E-book) 

2.  Check the list of sources or bibliography in your textbooks.

3. Search for books in your topic in the Milner Library Online Catalog.

4. Search for articles in databases, such as:  Latino Literature or JSTOR

Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Illinois State University.  
Learn about the LALS courses and minor as well as campus activities, study abroad programs and community efforts.

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