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MAS 219 - (Gaxiola) Mexican-American Culture: Find Books

Why books?

Books may be useful when you want focused in-depth information about a subject.  Though the depth to which a book covers your topic may vary, a book often provides a more in-depth picture of what you are researching.

Search the Catalog

Begin your research by seeing if there are any library books, e-books, or DVDs about your topic.

Search the Library Catalog



NOTE: In general, books about Chicano history and culture can be found on the library shelves in the following sections:

E184           U.S. immigration, minority groups, race relations
F586-820     Southwest/Arizona history
F1200          Mexico history
GR - GT       Folklore and customs


Tips for seaching the catalog:

    • USE simple words or phrases, like "mexican americans"
  • AVOID typing in long phrases. (See what happens when you type in "What are some developments in gene therapy research?")
  • Find books at a specific campus by clicking .
  • Or request books from another campus by clicking  .

Keywords & Subject Headings

Search for information using keywords and subject headings.  Some suggested keywords specific to Mexican-American history and culture are below. Click on the links to search these topics in the catalog.

Hint: You can use the same keywords to find articles in our periodical databases.

Google E-books

If you can't find a specific book in the library, try searching Google's ebook collection.  It sometimes offers previews or full access to various ebooks online.