IPSWICH, Mass. — October 30, 2012 — Information designed to explore the broad dimensions of class, race and gender within the Chicano and Latino U.S. experience is now available through EBSCOhost from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). Chicano Database, a bibliographic index formerly available via First Search from OCLC, furthers research, teaching and scholarship for Chicano studies programs and broader ethnic studies curricula.
Produced by the Ethnic Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley, Chicano Database covers a wide range of materials focused on the Mexican-American and Chicano experience as well as the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central American immigrants since 1992.
Chicano Database content includes nearly 60,000 records from more than 2,400 journals and other resources including newspapers, books and book chapters. The database provides extensive depth with coverage dating back to the 1960s and selective indexing dating back to the early 1900s. Chicano Database also includes The Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database covering psychological, sociological and educational literature.
The expansive content in Chicano Database enables subject coverage to be wide-ranging in scope — including art, bilingual education, education, labor, literature, mental health, law, poetry, politics and sociology.
About the Ethnic Studies Library at the University of California at Berkeley
The Ethnic Studies Library at the University of California at Berkeley was established in1997 by merging the Asian American Studies Library, the Chicano Studies Library, and the Native American Studies Library. In the late 1960s, the collections of the founding libraries grew out of student interest in collecting and preserving a perspective that was lacking in other campus libraries. In February of 1997 these collections moved from three cramped classroom spaces to their new home on the ground floor of Stephens Hall.
The Ethnic Studies Library, a unit of the Ethnic Studies Department, consists of these four collections: Asian American Studies Collection; Chicano Studies Collection; Native American Studies Collection; and Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection. The Library's Publications Unit has produced first-of-their-kind reference books such as: Arte Chicano: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography of Chicano Art, 1965-1981, the Chicano Anthology Index, the Chicana Studies Index, and A Sense of Place: Rudolfo A. Anaya: A Bio-bibliography. The Chicano Database is its current ongoing publication.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 350 databases and more than 325,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.