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HIST 3340: Mexican Americans Since 1848

Get started researching topics in Mexican American history since 1848.


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Erin Owens
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This guide is intended to provide a starting point for finding books, articles, and primary sources on topics related to Mexican American history since 1848.

This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources on this topic or in related disciplines owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Reference Books

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A Sampling of Books in the Main Collection

Browse the Collection

An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges.

E184 .M5 - United States, Elements in the population, Mexicans

KF4757.5 .M4 - U.S., Constitutional law, Individual & state, Civil & political rights & liberties,...,Mexican Americans

PE3102 .M4 - English philology & language, Linguistic geography dialects etc.,...,Mexican Americans

BR563 .M49 - Christianity, History,...,U.S., Mexican Americans

To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

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Subject Headings

Subject headings allow you to find books according to broader and narrower topics.

Below are sample subjects. To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."

You can start browsing for a broad subject like Education, then look for more specific subjects, such as Education England History 18th century.

Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.

A Sampling of Books from the Main Collection: Focus on Texas and Houston

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