Online Resources for Research on Hispanic/Latinx History and Culture in the US

Celebrate Latinx/Hispanic culture with resources from the UNL Libraries
Celebrate Latinx/Hispanic culture with resources from the UNL Libraries

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx/Hispanic communities, running from September 15 to October 15. UNL Libraries provides access to a range of online resources to support research on the contributions of Latinx communities to U.S. society. Below are listed some of our resources for this area.

Full text publications:
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 –Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Ethnic Newswatch – Articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals from ethnic and minority presses, including Hispanic American sources.
Independent Voices: Latino publications - Publications linked to the Chicano Movement, representing the Chicano voice on key social and political issues (Open Access).

Reference Sources:
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI): Index to journal articles on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Hispanics/Latinos in the US.
Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature
Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia
Latino America: A State-By-State Encyclopedia

Hispanic American Music: Selections from Alexander Street multimedia databases

Other Freely Available Resources:
Cartas a la Familia/Family Letters: Correspondence and other personal documents of a family that migrated from Mexico to the states of Colorado and Nebraska during the first half of the twentieth century.
Hispanic Origins in the United States: A Guide to Local History and Genealogy Sources (Library of Congress)
Latinx Studies: Library of Congress Resources
ASALE: Obras: Reference Works on the Spanish language, including freely accessible online dictionaries.
El Museo Latino (Omaha)
National Museum of the American Latino
Guide to Latino & Hispanic Museums in the US

David Macaulay, Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources Librarian