Bienvenidos and Welcome to the Latino Studies Guide
Welcome to the Latino Studies Guide. This site is designed to help you meet your research needs for Latino Studies courses at IUPUI as well as orient you to the larger information landscape beyond University Library. In this guide, I will give you tools to find, evaluate, and use information for various needs and contexts.
Latino Studies involves the study of Latin American, including Caribbean, communities in the United States. It's a multidisciplinary field, requiring you, the researcher, to be very savvy and aware of research techniques for various disciplines. Throughout this guide, I'll provide tips and tricks and I'll also refer you to some of the other subject librarians at IUPUI UL who have different types of expertise.
For example, Latinos and Latinas make up 16.3% of the U.S. population according to the information gathered in the 2010 census. The Latino population in Indianapolis is growing, following a national trend. If you're interested in using census data or gathering other demographic statistics, you may enjoy working with Ted Polley, our Government Information librarian, or Jennifer Johnson, our Geography subject librarian.
"2010 US Census Hispanic Population by County" by United States Census Bureau - http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2010_US_Census_Hispanic_Population_by_County.svg#/media/File:2010_US_Census_Hispanic_Population_by_County.svg
Other Latino Studies Guides
In addition to this guide, you may wish to check out some of the others that exist at other schools. Here are some that I recommend: