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Chicano Studies: Articles

Research guide for Chicano Studies

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Try searching Databases A-Z (hightlighted) for specific databases. 

Recommended Databases

Academic Search Complete
This multi-disciplinary database provides access to more than 8500 full-text periodicals.

America: History and Life
This database covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to present.

JSTOR
Great for historical research, this database provides full-text access to hundreds of journals. Articles published within the last 5 years are typically not available in this database.

Newspaper Source Plus
Provides access to more than 860 full-text newspapers, and close to 1 million television and radio news transcripts.

ProQuest Research Library
This multi-disciplinary database provides access to more than 5000 journal titles from 1971 to present day.

OneSearch Articles


 

 

Use OneSearch to search across all library resources.  Narrow your results to articles by using the options in the "Refine my Results" bar on the left.

In the "Format" section, select "Articles" (this option will give you magazine, newspaper, and peer-reviewed journal articles) or "Newspaper Articles" (this option will give you only newspaper articles).  For more information on the difference between these types of articles, see our Scholarly vs. Popular Sources guide.

Database Search Tips

  • When searching for names or multi-word phrases, use quotes around the terms. This tells the database you want to find articles with those two words together as a phrase.
    • For example: "Chicano movement"
  • Use "AND" to search for two or more concepts together.
    • For example: "Chicano movement" AND California
  • Use "OR" to search for alternate or related terms.
    • For example: "social movements" OR "social change"

Peer-Reviewed vs. Popular

For your assignments, you may be asked to use "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" articles.  These are articles written and reviewed by experts in their discipline. Most databases will have ways to filter or limit searches to these types of articles.

Other types of articles you may find in our databases include newspaper articles, magazine articles, and sometimes conference papers and dissertations.

For more information on article types, see our Scholarly vs. Popular Sources guide.

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