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From Marginalized Experience to Transformative Political Force: The Case of Latinas/os in Contemporary United States: Books, e-books, and media

Library and Research Guide for Omar Rivera's Advanced Entry Seminar (AES)

WorldCat Local - for items at our library

Worldcat@SU is the library's online catalog.  Search it to find out what books, e-books, videos, DVD's, CD's and more are available in our library's collection. You can start with a Keyword search on your topic. This will look for your search term in the entire bibliographic record for an item -- title, author, subject, contents, etc. Keyword searches can help you identify book chapters devoted to your subject, too. Advanced Keyword searching will enable you to construct more complex searches, specifying a combination of subject or title keywords, formats, languages, locations, and more.

It is especially helpful to know subject headings used for your topic so that you can do a Subject search. Always ask a librarian for help if you are not finding what you need. It may simply be a matter of figuring out the right terminology.

A few examples of subject headings relevant to this class (used in Voyager and many other databases as well) are below.  For best results, try mixing and matching--for example, "Group identity" and "Hispanic Americans" for a narrow search result!


Group identity

Hispanic Americans

Hispanic Americans--Ethnic identity

Hispanic Americans in literature

Hispanic Americans--Intellectual life

Hispanic Americans--Race identity

Hispanic Americans--Social conditions

Race awareness


Streaming videos (Available online)

A small sample of the streaming videos available online at the Smith Library:


Below is an e-book from our catalog.