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Library Research Guide for Latino Studies: Web Resources

Web Resources

Inter-University Program for Latino Research

IUPLR, a consortium of 18 Latino research centers based at major universities across the United States, is the only nationwide university-based research organization bringing together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to conduct policy-relevant research on Latinos. See the members list and link to the individual research centers here.

Andanzas al Web Latino

Extensive guide to web resources for Latino studies and interests. Categorized into major gateways (Latino and Latin America), and links to web sites on culture, politics, and economics. Compiled and maintained by M. Molloy at New Mexico State University Library.

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute

The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) is a freestanding, nonprofit, policy research organization which has attained a reputation as the nation's "premier Latino think tank." One of TRPI's critical strengths is survey research--ranging from questionnaire and sample frame development, to survey interviewing--which allows TRPI to gauge the attitudes held by diverse Latino populations vis a vis salient policy issues. TRPI is uniquely positioned to fill the void in information that exists among policymakers and political leaders regarding the complexities that characterize the U.S. Latino population--e.g. its heterogeneous composition, its bilingualism, and its diverse nativity.

The Dominican American National Roundtable

The Dominican-American National Roundtable (DANR) is a non-partisan, non-profit corporation seeking to bring together the different voices of all people of Dominican origin in the United States. DANR is a national forum for analysis, planning, and action to advance the educational, economic, legal, social, cultural, and political interests of Dominican Americans. DANR is committed to enriching the quality of life in the United States by highlighting the contributions of Dominicans to the larger American society.

William C. Velasquez Institute

The William C. Velàsquez Institute (WCVI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, non-partisan organization chartered in 1985. The purpose of WCVI is to conduct research aimed at improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities. In its tradition of working with grassroots organizations, academic institutions and local elected officials, WCVI fills the gap between intellectual think tanks and community groups.

Pew Hispanic Center

The Pew Hispanic Center's mission is to improve understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation. The Center strives to inform debate on critical issues through dissemination of its research to policymakers, business leaders, academic institutions and the media.

National Council of LaRaza

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR has chosen to work toward this goal through two primary, complementary approaches: Capacity-building assistance to support and strengthen Hispanic community-based organizations, and applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy.

Smithsonian Latino Center

Provides links to rich information and resources on Latino art and artists, including the webzine ¡del Corazón!which features the Smithsonian Museum of American Art's collection of art by Latino artists. Also included is a 56-page bilingual information booklet on Latino resources at the Smithsonian. Plus, links to virtual exhibits and much more....

Teatro Campesino Online Collection

From the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) at University of California, Santa Barbara. This collection of 118 videos contains El Teatro Campesino plays, television specials, concerts, interviews, news footage, commercials, and workshops. The series includes the first known film that has a segment about the Teatro, "Huelga," narrated by Cesar Chavez. Other films range from the early actos to television specials on the movie "Zoot Suit." There are films of scenes from plays and whole plays, interviews with Luis Valdez and others, footage of the twentieth anniversary gala of El Teatro Campesino, and a documentary on the history of the Teatro made in 1981. Finding aid available online.

USCitizenshipinfo: A Guide to INS Terms.

Definitions of sometimes obscure terminology used by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service with links to more detailed information on the INS web site.

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