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Chicana/o Studies Research Guide


Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies

An interdisciplinary, refereed journal, Aztlán focuses on scholarly essays in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, and seeks ways to bring Chicano studies into critical dialogue with Latino, ethnic, American, and global studies.

Latino Studies(Journal)

Latino Studies is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal aimed at advancing Latino/a scholarship, research, and dialogue.

Journal of Latinos and Education

The Journal of Latinos and Education (JLE) provides a cross-, multi-, and interdisciplinary forum for scholars and writers from diverse disciplines who share a common interest in the analysis, discussion, critique, and dissemination of educational issues that impact Latinos.

Journal of Latina/o Psychology

The Journal of Latina/o Psychology publishes scholarly writing on research, practice, advocacy, education, and policy relevant to Latino communities.

Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures

Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures is a peer-reviewed humanities journal that provides a critical as well as creative space for Latina/o scholarship and cultural expression.

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is an excellent source of scholarly journals in all academic disciplines that includes over 8,000 journals.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is aninterdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.


GenderWatch covers historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community, and gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, NGO, government and special reports from the 1970s to present.

Latin American Women Writers

Includes prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Latino Literature

Includes poetry, fiction, and plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States. Also includes never been published materials and Chicano folk tales.

Voces: A Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies

Chicana/Latina Studies is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, flagship serial publication of a feminist Chicana/Latina and Native women's academic organization, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS, Women Active in Research and Social Change). MALCS is dedicated to building bridges between community and university settings, transforming higher education, and promoting new paradigms and methods. Originally published as Voces: A Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies, the name changed to Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social in 2003. As the publication of a diverse association that aims to provide space for those historically marginalized, the Journal is receptive to all scholarly methods and theoretical perspectives that examine, describe, analyze, or interpret the experiences of Chicanas/Latinas and Native women. The journal welcomes English or Spanish submissions of scholarship, commentary, reviews, and creative writing. It is published twice a year, in spring and fall.

Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies

Provides information on research and analysis in the evolving realm of transnational Latino and Latin American political, social, and economic issues. This peer-reviewed journal is published semiannually. 

Databases in Other Disciplines

Historical Newspapers

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808 – 1980

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808 – 1980 offers a diversity of unabridged voices, ranging from intellectuals and literary notables to politicians, union organizers and grassroots figures. Newspapers are bilingual and include many long scattered and forgotten titles published from the 19th century to present.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

This collection contains 55,935 issues from 1846 to present.

Los Angeles Times Historical (1881-1985)

Includes indexing and full text content of the Los Angeles Times from 1881 through 1984.

New York Times Historical (1851-2002)

The full text of the New York Times from its first issue in 1851 to 2002.

Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive includes more than 3,000 foreign, national and local newspapers that date back as far as the 1790’s.

Early American Newspapers, 1690-1876

Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 710 historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Ventura County Museum & Library – Research Library Collections

The Library Collection includes over 140,000 items relating to Ventura County history. The Research Library is open to the public, however, the materials do not circulate.


100 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001