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LATINO_101-6: Latinx Chicago (García): Find Books

Read a book citation

Rosa, Jonathan. "“I heard that Mexicans Are Hispanic and Puerto Ricans Are Latino”: Ethnoracial Contortions, Diasporic Imaginaries, and Institutional Trajectories." In Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. Oxford Scholarship Online, 2019. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780190634728.003.0003.

NUsearch - Books & More

NUsearch iconNUsearch is the library's tool for finding books, journals, videos, images, and so much more (both physical and electronic) in our collection.

Can't Find It @NUL?

For materials that are not available via Northwestern, or books that are checked out by someone else, you can submit an interlibrary loan request to have a copy of the item sent here.  Articles are sent in digital format and arrive more quickly than books, which are delivered by mail/delivery services;  average time to receive a book request is 5-10 days.

If time is tight and you are willing to travel to another library in the Chicagoland area, take advantage of our Reciprocal Borrowing agreements with the University of Chicago,  Loyola University of Chicago, and University of Illinois Chicago.

Feel free to suggest a purchase, too!

Search Strategy

Probably the best way to approach searching for books in NUsearch is to start with a keyword search.

  • Enter your search terms, using words you're familiar with that describe your topic.
  • Scan through the results.
  • When you find a book that is relevant to your topic, explore the details of the book, including the author, table of contents and publisher by clicking on the tab labeled "Details".
  • Pay special attention to the subject headings. Clicking on these will call up a list of other books that deal with similar topics.

Sample Subject Headings

Your searches for books can be aided by using subject headings in addition to keywords. The main Library of Congress subject heading that refers to U.S. Latinos is Hispanic Americans. This heading will work for searching NUsearch, as well as the library catalog at the University of Chicago, WordCat and other catalog systems. For books on citizens of Latin American countries in the U.S. try using Latin Americans --United States.

Since the focus of your class is on Latinos in the Midwest, you might try geographic sub-headings to help find books about Latinos in the region such as:

  • Hispanic Americans --Illinois --Chicago
  • Hispanic Americans --Michigan
  • Hispanic Americans --Ohio --Cleveland

The broader Hispanic Americans heading can be further subdivided by topical sub-headings such as:

  • Hispanic Americans --Politics and government
  • Hispanic Americans --Economic conditions
  • Hispanic Americans --Ethnic identity
  • Hispanic Americans --Social conditions
  • Hispanic Americans --Cultural assimilation


You can also approach specific Latino ethnic and gender communities:

  • Mexican Americans
  • Cuban Americans
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Hispanic American gays
  • Hispanic American lesbians


Or even Latin Americans in the United States, such as:

  • Cubans--United States
  • Mexicans--United States

More Tips on Using NUsearch

Book Location Guide

Use the Book Location Guide to help you find a book by its call number in the library.

Books from the Chicago Campus

Some books you need may be held at the Galter Library, Pritzker Legal Research Center or Schaffner Library.

You can request items from Chicago campus libraries be sent up to an Evanston campus library directly through NUsearch!

To place your request from the item record in NUsearch, simply click on the “Sign in to request” link next to the item, log in to your account, and follow the instructions.