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Latina/o Studies: Reference

Resources to help get started in your research.

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias & Biographies

Dictionaries provide definitions of terms, correct spellings and usage. They are a good source of keywords for searching.

Encyclopedias provide background information on concepts, events, places and people. They are a good place to start exploring a potential research topic. These encyclopedias address issues in Latino studies and race relations.

Many additional resouces for finding biographies are available on the Online Reference Materials page.