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Latino Studies

This is a subject guide for students interested in topics related to Latino Studies.

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. 

My name is Bronwen Maxson. I'm the library's liaison librarian to the Department of English and the Spanish Program at IUPUI. Before getting my Master's in Library and Information Science, I worked in the field of Immigration Law in Colorado's Denver-Boulder metropolitan area. I'm excited to be here at IUPUI working with students and faculty. I am available to answer questions by email, phone, or in person. You can even request a one-hour research consultation with me or one of my colleagues. My contact information is on the left. The other subject librarians can be found at:

For information about the Latino Studies Program at IUPUI, please see the link below:

What is Latino Studies?

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.

Hispanic or Latino Population as a Percent of Total Population by County: 2010

"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:

Newest Titles in Latino Studies

IUCAT has a new filter "Newly Added Titles" that allows you to see what has recently arrived at University Library, the Indianapolis Campus, or any IU library location of your choice. 

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