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Latinos/Latinas/Latinx in the U.S.

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Search Belk Library's online system to find both library materials and articles in our databases. Use the search box below to do a basic search on library materials and databases.

 

Call Numbers and Quick Searches

Here are a few common call numbers where books about Latino/as can be found:

304.873 - Immigration to the U.S. (by all groups)

305.868 - Latino/as as a cultural group

305.48868 - Latinas

323.1198 - Civil rights of Latino/as

973.0468 - History of Latino/a in the U.S.

 

Some background books

Find Articles in English and Spanish

All of these databases let you search in English, but allow you to limit your results to just Spanish articles.

Find Articles in Spanish

These databases are just in Spanish.  Remember to use Spanish search terms!  So not "education" but "educacion".

Data

The US Census -- This is the best site for US population statistics.  There's an entire section on the population of Hispanic origin targeted information under "Foreign Born".

Pew Hispanic Center -- This is one focus of the Pew Research Center, an American think tank that provides information on issues, attitudes and trends.  The Center comprises a number of relevant projects, including the Fact Tank and the Pew Social & Demographic Trends.  Check out this 2013 statistical portrait of US Hispanics and this 2016 report on key changes in the Hispanic demographics.

Center for Disease Control -- A great site for data about the health issues facing the Hispanic community in the U.S.  There's also a summary of statistics in FastStats.

Bureau of Labor Statistics -- Part of the Department of Labor, the BLS is a great source for data about Hispanics in the workforce, like this chart just updated in October 2015. Use the search box at the top to search "Hispanic".  Lots of good links to data and summaries, like this analysis of Hispanic employment across industries.

NCES -- The National Center for Education Statistics has lots of data about immigrant or non-English speaking children in the schools.  Remember that the US is included in the PISA data (Programme for International Student Assessment.)

Migration Policy Institute - Lots of great data about Hispanic immigration. Check out this report on Cuban immigration

The Urban Institute -- a nonpartisan think tank that conducts social policy research.  Type "Hispanics" or "Latinos" into the search box.  Reports on many different issues, like education, gangs, voting, prisons, etc.

Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress -- The Hispanic Reading Room has digitized collections which include material about Latinos in the U.S.  Check out the index to the digital collections.