Chicano Database

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The Chicano Database is a comprehensive bibliographic index for information about Mexican-American topics and the only specialized database for Chicana/Chicano reference. It indexes journal articles, newspapers, books and book chapters about Chicanos and also covers the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants since 1992. This database incorporates the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database. Broad subject coverage includes art, language, sociology, psychology, public policy, economics, history, literature, politics, and law.


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Dates covered

Primary coverage is from early 1960s to present, with selective indexing to the early 1900's.

Updating frequency



Multilingual in scope.

Type of coverage

Primarily indexing with citations only.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Portions of the database have been published as the Chicano Periodical Index, covering 1967-1988; the Chicano Index, of articles and books added since 1989; Arte Chicano: An Annotated Bibliography of Chicano Art, 1965-1981; the Chicano Anthology Index; the Chicana Studies Index: Twenty Years of Gender Research, 1971-1991; and Hispanic Mental Health Research: A Reference Guide, covering 1920-1980.

Producer/content provider

Ethnic Studies Library, University of California at Berkeley

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


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