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Latinx Heritage Month: Books and Films

A guide highlighting books, websites, and articles on Latino history and heritage.

Books in the Library

Following is a selection of books in the Foothill Library on Latino history and culture. To find more books on these subjects, try subject searches using the following terms:

Hispanic Americans
Latin Americans
Art, Latin American

How to Find Books

Use OneSearch to find books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more. Make sure you sign-in with your CWID to get the best user experience. To search for books in the library's print collection, choose "Library Catalog" from the drop-down menu as shown below:

OneSearch Find Books

Once you click on a book's title from the list of search results, you'll see the following information:

item catalog record

  • Send To allows you to print out the record, automatically cite it in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, or Harvard styles, create a direct link to the item, or email the record to yourself.
  • Get It shows the basic information about the book: the location, call number, availability, and loan period. This is the information you use to find the physical book in the Library.
  • Details provides all the publication information for item, plus the item's subject headings, which are clickable links and may give you ideas for other searches to try. Details may also include a description and the table of contents.

Books that are available to be checked out are located in the STACKS. Ask a librarian to point you in the right direction.


How to Use Films on Demand

The following files will give you a quick introduction on how to find, organize, and share films from Films on Demand. To see frequently asked questions on how to use Films on Demand, click on the FAQ tab above.