The Hispanic American Resources Page (HARP) is a tool to aid you in researching Hispanic American topics. HARP defines Hispanic Americans as Spanish speaking descendants living in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands.
The best way to find books, movies and music relating to Hispanic Americans is to search the EMCC library catalog. It is important to use one of these two subject headings in your search:
Combine these subject headings with specific areas of interest such as civil rights, women, art, literature, ethnic identity, politics or culture to narrow your search. Two examples would be:
Mexican American women
Hispanic American literature
Other useful research tools include:
The Latino American Experience - The Latino American Experience (LAE) focuses on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. LAE’s content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas, through the Spanish and Mexican settlement of much of what is now the United States, to the triumphs and challenges facing present-day U.S. Latinos.
Ethnic Newswatch - Articles reflecting ethnic, minority and native viewpoints.
EBSCOhost - Thousands of articles on a full range of topics are available under the subject heading "HISPANIC Americans".
Academic OneFile + General OneFile - Thousands of articles on a full range of topics are available under the subject heading "Hispanic Americans".
JSTOR - This database offers access to journals in the area of Latin American Studies, including the Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Perspectives and Latin American Antiquity.