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Library Research Guide for Latino Studies: Biographical Sources

Biographical Sources

Biographical Dictionary of Hispanic Americans
Nicholas E. Meier
New York: Checkmark Books, 2001
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 M49x 2001

Contemporary Hispanic Biography
Detroit: Gale, 2002-2004
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 C66

Notable Latino Americans: A Biographical Dictionary
Matt S. Meier; with Conchita Franco Serri and Richard A. Garcia
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997
Olin Library Reference E 184 .S75 M51 1997

Notable Hispanic American Women
Diane Telgen and Jim Kamp, editors
Detroit: Gale Research, 1993
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 N89 +

Más, Nuestro Tiempo, Hispanic, Intercambios Femeniles, Hispanic Business, and Vista, the entries in Notable Hispanic American Women feature historical and contemporary women from a broad range of professions, including medicine, labor, entertainment, business, law, sports, journalism, science, education, politics, religion, literature, and others. The nearly 300 entries range from 500 to 2500 words and cover the noteworthy personal, family, and career details that helped shape and define each woman's life. In addition, many of the longer entries are accompanied by a personal photograph. Includes lists of Entrants, Entrants by Occupation, Entrants by Ethnicity, and an extensive subject index containing names, book titles, and general subjects.

Notable Hispanic American Women: Book II
Joseph M. Palmisano, editor
Detroit: Gale Research, 1998

Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 N68x 1998 +

Dictionary of Hispanic Biography
Joseph C. Tardiff & L. Mpho Mabunda, editors ; foreword by Rudolfo Anaya
New York: Gale Research, 1996
Olin Library Stacks CT 1343 .D53x 1996 +

Latinas! Women of Achievement

Diane Telgen, Jim Kamp, editors
Detroit : Visible Ink Press, 1996
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 L354x 1996

Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement
Nicolás Kanellos
Detroit: Gale, 1997
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 K36x 1997

Presents the contributions and achievements of Hispanics as pioneers of American culture. In reader-friendly format, Hispanic-Americans' accomplishments are categorized chronologically and by subject, from the arts to the sciences, including literature, science & technology, education, labor, government, and the military.

Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans
Detroit: Gale Research
3rd ed. (1994/1995)
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .S75 W62 +

Hispanic Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors (2nd Edition)
Scot Peacock, senior editor
Detroit: Gale Group, 1999
Olin Library Stacks PQ 7081.3 .H58 1999 + also from Literature Resource Center.

Biographical Dictionary of Hispanic Literature in the United States: The Literature of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and other Hispanic Writers
Nicolás Kanellos, editor
New York: Greenwood Press, 1989
Olin Library Stacks PQ 7420.2 .K16

Mexican American Biographies: A Historical Dictionary, 1836-1987
Matt S. Meier
New York: Greenwood Press, 1988
Olin Library Stacks E 184 .M5 M515