Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage month begins on September 15th. This month would be a good time to explore The Latino American Experience.

Part of The American Mosaic: Exploring the Multiethnic Experience Online, this full-text database focuses on the history and culture of U.S. Latinos. Enjoy expanding your knowledge of Latino American culture with the thousands of images, biographies, articles, primary source documents, and recommended Web sites in this excellent Library resource.

Access is easy. Just click on the green "Databases" tab at the top of the green search box from the Richland Library home page . Then scroll down the "A" listing for American Mosaic. You can also use this direct link to American Mosaic. If you are outside the Library you'll be asked to log in with your name and student/employee number .

The United States Bureau of the Census "Facts for Features & Special Events" relates the history of Hispanic Heritage month and offers a wealth of statistics relating to Hispanics in the United States.

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