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Mexican-American History   Tags: hispanic, history, mexican_american  

This guide will help you find resources on Mexican Americans and their history.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Getting Started

If you are studying Mexican-American history, this guide will help you find reference materials, books, magazine and journal articles, websites and more. The library has great information sources...the trick is finding the right information to meet your needs.

Perhaps you need an overview of your topic (try reference materials). Do you need an entire book or would a scholarly article be best? The library has all types of information -- both printed and electronic-resources that are available to you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Use the tabs above to find links to recommended resources and helpful searching hints.

If you have questions, please contact the library reference desk (see contact information below). Our librarians are here to help you!

Visit the library webpage for a variety of exciting resources.


Library Hours

Hours and Contact Info

(NOTE: Summer hours vary.)

Santa Maria Campus
Bldg L-South
Reference Desk: 805-922-6966, ext. 3322

Monday - Thursday: 8 AM to 9 PM

Friday:  8 AM - 3 PM

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Lompoc Valley Center
Bldg 1
Reference Desk: 805-922-6966, ext. 5322

Monday and Tuesday: 8 AM to 8 PM 

Wednesday and Thursday:  12 to 8 PM

Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Click here for eReference

Navigate this Guide

  • Reference Resources
    Use reference resources (both in the library and online) to find quick facts, answers to your questions, and background information in a well-organized and carefully-checked source.
  • Finding Articles
    Need magazine or journal articles? Articles that are current or written at a specific time in history? Check out this page.
  • Finding Books
    Are you looking for print or electronic books? Reference books? Click here.
  • Finding Websites
    Searching the web can be pretty daunting. This page has links to reputable sources of historical research. And it includes website evaluation hints.
  • Getting Started

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