Published bibliographies are excellent starting points in the research process. UCI Libraries subscribes to a resource called 'Oxford Bibliographies Online' (OBO) which offers authoritative research guides across a variety of subject areas. These entries are annotated bibliographies that offer you comprehensive lists of the best scholarship across a variety of subjects. (They will list for you the core textbooks, journals and articles, books, and more to read on a sub-topic). Take a look at a few examples relevant to this course below:
Cinema + Media Studies:
African American Studies:
Latin American Studies:
A list of recommended Latinx Studies anthologies, readers, monographs, and edited volumes. Some of these are in print only, while others are available online and in print. You can also request single scans in UC Library Search for individual chapters of books when you sign into your account with your UCI net ID.
UC Library Search is the easiest way to find and discover books. To make it a bit easier, when you enter keywords into UC Library Search, use the filters on the left-hand side and select "books" and "book chapters" as the format, and also pay attention to publication year.
Search for thousands of ebooks, with emphasis on humanities and social sciences.
Google Books contains millions of digitized books beyond UCI Library. You can use it as a "discovery tool" . For example, you can keyword search an artist's name to see where they appear in various chapters of books. Only public domain (out of copyright) books are available as full-text in this tool, so check the library for the full-text copy.
Sometimes, it is nice to browse the print collection available locally on campus. Because this course can be interdisciplinary in nature, you may be looking at multiple sections in the library (history, social sciences, humanities, communication, film studies, and more). Here are a few starting points to browse the library stacks:
|Class H: Social Sciences||Examples:|
|HT51-1595||Communities. Classes. Race.|
|HM1206-1211||Communication. Mass Media|
|Class E: History of the Americas|
|Class F: History of the Americas|
|Class P: Language and Literature|
|PN1990-199.92||Broadcasting (Radio, Television)|
|PN4699-5650||Journalism. The periodical press, etc.|
Examples of Subject Headings for this Course:
Latinx Pop Culture (book series)
Mexican Americans in popular culture
Hispanic American Mass Media
Hispanic Americans in Mass Media
Hispanic Americans -- Press Coverage -- United States
Mexican Americans -- Press Coverage -- United States
Motion Pictures & Television
Hispanic Americans in the motion picture industry
Hispanic Americans on television
Mexican Americans in motion pictures
Children of immigrants -- Education -- California
Deportation -- California
Emigration and immigration law -- United States
Immigrant Families -- United States -- Social Conditions
Immigrant Families -- Law and legislation -- United States
Mexican Americans -- Political Activity
Noncitizens -- California -- Social Conditions
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