Skip to Main Content
Ask Us!Toggle Chat Widget

SW 3200: Cultural Diversity: Mexican Americans

FIRST: Start here to find info about Mexican Americans

Start by finding general background information about Mexican Americans in Encyclopedias.

1.  Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America 2014

Mexican Americans

This Encyclopedia is a GREAT source of information on all aspects of Mexican American culture, history, religion, family, etc.

2.  Atoz the world 

This database has excellent info on Mexico, including culture, politics, family, religion, customs, etc. which Mexicans have brought to the U.S. When comparing Mexicans to Mexican Americans, you may notice that some attitudes and customs have changed or evolved since they have come to the U.S. 

3.  Multicultural America - Ronald H. Bayor (Editor)  63 pages of good information about Mexican Americans

Call Number: Reference - Walker Library - 1st Floor  305.800973 M91b
ISBN: 9780313357862
Publication Date: 2011-07-01
Great resource.  For differenct ethnic groups gives background, chronology, immigration patterns, cultural assimilation, demographic profile, family life, etc.

Additional reference works


Cover Art

Religion and American Cultures - Luis León (Editor); Gary Laderman (Editor)Edit/Delete

Call Number: Call No. 200.973 R27la Reference - Walker Library 1st Floor

ISBN: 157607238X

Publication Date: 2003-08-26

"Religion and American Cultures" offers a unique and engrossing journey across our country's religious landscape, past and present. A new spirit of religious diversity and multiculturalism stands alongside traditional institutions in this exhaustive three-volume set.



Civil Rights

Library Search (JEWL)

Want more search options? Advanced Search

Databases A-Z  | Journals A-Z  Library Catalog

Second: Search for more specific info in journal articles, books and newspapers

Use this box above to search the Ebsco Discovery Service.  Change the "All" to "Articles" in the drop down menu.  Then put your search terms in the search box, such as "Mexican Americans" and Religion or" Mexican Americans" and Family.

Change the drop down menu to "Books" to search for books. You can use the same search terms.

Articles from Ebsco Discovery search

Here are some example search results.  Click on the links to see the articles.

Other databases with information from journals, magazine, videos, etc.

Books in Walker library about Mexican foods

In Oaxaca, chocolate is more than history. It signifies the binding of a pueblo to its roots and to the belief that the divine (sacred)purifies, gives new force to, and celebrates life.  Read more about chocolate in Oaxaca al gusto, an infinite gastronomy [electronic resource] / Diana Kennedy.


Voices in the kitchen: views of food and the world from working class Mexican and Mexican American women - Merecith AbarcaEdit/Delete

Cover Art
Fiesta at Rick's - Rick Bayless; Deann Groen BaylessEdit/Delete
ISBN: 9780393058994
Publication Date: 2010-07-05 Walker Library - 3rd Floor   641.5972 B34f

Cover Art
From My Mexican Kitchen - Diana Kennedy; Michael Calderwood (Photographer)Edit/Delete
Call Number: Walker Library - 3rd Floor  641.5972 K38f
ISBN: 0609607006
Publication Date: 2003-09-09

Books about Mexican Americans

 Non-fiction written by Mexican Americans in "Latino Literature database" these works of non-fiction talk about social and political conditions for Mexican Americans.

Biographies about Mexican Americans  Click here for biographies of Mexican Americans in Walker Library or online.

Search EasyBib: Click on the EasyBib Image Below

Third: Locate statistics

To find additional statistics on Mexican Americans, google this search......Mexican Americans statistics site:gov......Your search will give you all kinds of statistics gathered by government agencies.

Fourth: Info from authoritative web sites

Sixth: Putting it all together

For help with organizing and writing your paper, contact the Writing center on the third floor of the library.

Phone: 904-8237
Log on to WCONLINE to see your upcoming appointments:
Templates for formatting your paper are availabe for MLA and APA in Microsoft  Word. Open a blank document, then Click on "File" then click on 'New" and search for APA or MLA

FINISH by Citing your sources of information

Try the Easy Bib Citation Generator in the middle column for your citations.  It automatically uses MLA, so click on APA if you want that style.