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Chicano Studies Resources

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Chicano Literature: A Reference Guide (REF PS153 M4 C46 1985) offers a comprehensive guide to Chicano writers, periods, and genres. The scope of this book spans from 1521 through 1985. It contains biographical essays of Mexican-American writers (including selected bibliographies), as well as essays on subjects such as "Hispanic-Mexican Literature in the Southwest, 1521-1848," "Chicano Poetry," "Chicano Theatre," and "Chicano Children's Literature."

The Hispanic-American Almanac: a Reference Work on Hispanics in the United States (REF E184 S75 H557 1997) contains a chronology, biographies, and essays on topics ranging from music, religion, business, theater and family.

Bibliographies

A Bibliography of Criticism of Contemporary Chicano Literature (PS153 M4 1982) cites criticism of Chicano literature from 1960 to mid-1979 organized by genre, author, and topic.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature(REF PQ 7081 A1 E56 1997) One volume work that includes concise biographical articles and criticism about Latin American authors, survey articles about literature in each Latin American country, and topical articles relating to Latin American literature.

Hispanic Literature Criticism(REF PQ 7081 A1 H573 1994) Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Latinos in the United States: A Historical Bibliography (REF E184 S75 L3 1986) contains 1382 citations drawn from America: History and Life between 1973-1985.


Periodical Indexes

Essay and General Literature Index (INDEX TABLE) An author subject index to essays published in collections, with particular emphasis on materials in the humanities and social sciences.

Humanities Index (INDEX TABLE) Subject fields indexed include language and literature, performing arts and more.

Biographical Resources

Biography Index (INDEX TABLE) Indexes periodicals, current books of individual and collective biography, book reviews, obituaries, diaries, and memoirs.

(REF PS128 .A54) vol. 82 "Chicano Writers, First Series", "Chicano Writers, Second Series, vol. 122" includes biographical/critical essays on Chicano novelists, poets, short-story writers, and dramatists.

Notable Hispanic American Women (REF E184 S75 N68 1993) nearly 300 entries feature historical and contemporary women from a broad range of professions.

Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans, 1992-93 (REF E184 S75 W36 ed.1) contains entries on approximately 5,000 notable contemporary Hispanic Americans from a broad range of professions and occupations.

Literature Resources

GaleNet Databases, literary criticism and biographies of authors (requires logon from off-campus)

Chicano Literature, list of titles from the Hartnell College online catalog.

Chicano Authors, list of authors from the Hartnell College online catalog.

Hispanic Literature, list of titles from the Hartnell College online catalog.

Hispanic Authors, list of authors from the Hartnell College online catalog.

Hispanic Literary Collections, list of titles from the Hartnell College online catalog.

Web Page Resources

Rudolfo A. Anaya

Jose Antonio Burciaga

Lorna Dee Cervantes

Sandra Cisneros

Aurora Levins Morales

Luis Omar Salinas

Gary Soto

Luis Valdez

Victor Villasenor