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Hispanic and Latin American Life

Tips for Searching in This Topic

Search Tip #1

A search term can be used in combination with another search term to improve the relevance of your search results in databases, the Library's Discover and Catalog searches, and even in Google and other search engines.

To find materials about race identity among Americans of Latin descent, start with the search term "Latin Americans" then add a second or even third search term.

Examples:

  • "Latin Americans" AND medicine 
  • "Latin Americans" AND (Enter Area/Country) AND "health conditions"
  • "Latin Americans" AND science AND health

Search Tip #2

Try searching "Latin Americans" as a subject instead of a keyword to limit results to materials that are about Latin Americans. A keyword search only means that your searched term appears somewhere in the text of the books and articles in your results.

To broaden your results to materials that are likely to cover other demographics, a search term like ethnicity, "ethnic groups," "racial differences," or minorities may be effective.  If you are looking for a specific area of study or statistical information, you may want to add that information in your search (ex. "famous Latin scientists" or "Latin American" AND "medicare statistics")

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Books and articles not found in UTD Library collections can be requested at no charge through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

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