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Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies

The following is a selective guide of resources available in the Cal State LA Library or through the internet useful for researching the Latino/Chicano community in the United States.


Locating eBooks in OneSearch

After submitting a search, use the filters on the left side under "Available at Cal State LA"  to narrow your search to Full-Text Online, and Books under Resource Type (you may have to click show more to see books).

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Under "Full text available at," click the link to access the book. Check the user options- some books have unlimited access, but others can only be used by one person at a time and may require you to check back after the other reader has left the book.

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Request Books (CSU+)


You can request physical books be sent to the library from other Cal State campuses and libraries around the country. This service also includes digital access to single book chapters and electronic articles from institutions sent to you as PDFs. CSU+ is a free service and students and faculty may request as many items as you like!

  • In OneSearch, use the drop-down to expand your results to CSU Collections and Beyond
  • For items that are listed as "request from another library," log into your library account using your MyCalStateLA info to request the book
  • You will be notified by email when the item is ready for pick up
  • If you get a cancellation email, try our back-up service Interlibrary Loan.

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Books & Chapters by CSULA Chicano Studies Faculty

Balderrama, F. E. (1982). In defense of la raza, the los angeles mexican consulate, and the mexican community, 1929 to 1936. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Balderrama, F. E., & Rodriguez, R. (1995). Decade of betrayal: Mexican repatriation in the 1930s. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Cantu, R. (2005). Images of war and combat in alfredo vea's narrative trilogy, 1993-1999. In R. Ahrens (Ed.), Violence and transgression in world minority literatures (pp. 151). Heidelberg: Winter.

Denner, J., & Guzmán, B.,L. (2006). Latina girls: Voices of adolescent strength in the united states. New York: New York University Press.

Hernandez, E. E. (2005). Latinos in los angeles: Select review of Latino/a scholarship and resources. In E. a. O. Ochoa Gilda L. (Ed.), Latino los angeles: Transformations, communities, and activism (). Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Hernandez, E. E. (2007). Relief dollars: U.S. policies toward central americans, 1980s to present. In E. R. Barkan (Ed.), Immigration, incorporation & transnationalism (pp. 209). New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.

Longeaux, y. V., Nichols, J. T., Espinoza, D., & Oropeza, L. (2006). Enriqueta vasquez and the chicano movement: Writings from el grito del norte. Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press.

Soldatenko, M. (1988). The mexican medical tradition: The clash of nahuatl and spanish medical styles a bibliography. Los Angeles, Calif.: Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

Soldatenko, M. (2005). Constructing chicana and chicano studies : 1993 UCLA conscious students of color protest. In E. a. O. Ochoa Gilda L. (Ed.), Latino los angeles: Transformations, communities, and activism (). Tucson: University of Arizona Press,.

Soldatenko, M. (2009). Chicano studies: The genesis of a discipline. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Talavera-Bustillos, V. (2003). Chicana resistance: Fostering college aspirations. In R. Orona-Cordova (Ed.), Chicano/a studies reader: A bridge to writing (). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Pub.

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