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Hispanic Heritage

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Alexandria Library has compiled the following resources.

Building the Latino future : success stories for the next generation     ¿De veras? : young voices from the National Hispanic Cultural Center     Sudden fiction Latino : short-short stories from the United States and Latin America     Living in Spanglish : the search for Latino identity in America     My beloved world

It calls you back : an odyssey through love, addiction, revolutions, and healing     Latino spin : public image and the whitewashing of race    Enciclopedia del español en los Estados Unidos    Latinos in Dixie : class and assimilation in Richmond, Virginia     Far from home : Latino baseball players in America

Catalog Topics

Hispanic Spain Latina
Iberia Basque Latin-American
Portugal Latino  


Biography in context
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Gale U.S. History Collection
This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.

Gale World History Collection
This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.



Online Print

Bulletin of Hispanic studies
Full-text coverage from 05/01/1996 to 183 days ago.

Available at Beatley and Duncan

Business journal of Hispanic research
Full-text coverage from 12/01/2008 to present.

Poder Hispanic
Available at Beatley

Harvard journal of Hispanic policy
Full-text coverage from 01/01/2004 to 2 months ago.


Hispanic engineer and information technology
Full-text coverage from 06/01/2002 to present


Hispanic PR Wire (English)
Full-text coverage from 01/10/2011 to present


Hispanic PR Wire (Spanish)
Full-text coverage from 05/02/2011 to present


Notable Hispanic American women
Full-text coverage from 1993 to 1998




US Census Bureau, Profile America, Facts for Features, Hispanic Heritage Month
A colletion of relevant facts about Hispanic-Americas as determined by the US census.

Smithsonian Education- Hispanic Heritage Month
A collection of events and educational resources for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month
A collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration designed to showcase the cultual and historical impacts of Hispanic Americans.

Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of diversit and Inclusion, Hispanic Employment Program
The purpose of the Hispanic Employment Special Emphasis Program is to help identify and eliminate actual and perceived recruitment and employment inequities (if any exist), which may adversely affect Hispanic employees and applicants, and to identify areas with less than expected participation and under-utilization of Hispanics in VA’s workforce.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Established by The White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) mission to inspire, prepare, and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America's priorities

City of Alexandria, Community and Human Services, Center for Economic Support, Hispanic Orientation Education Program
The purpose of the Hispanic Orientation Education Program is to facilitate the movement of Alexandria Hispanic residents into the American mainstream through sensitive acculturation and building self-sufficiency.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
CHCI is the nation's leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides scholarships, internships, fellowships and other education and career services for Latino youth.

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