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Hispanic Heritage: Search for Materials in the Benedictine Library Collection

Subject Headings

There are a variety of Library of Congress subject headings that are used to describe Latinx in the United States.  The most common ones include:

Hispanic Americans

This is the official term used to describe United States citizens of Latin American descent.

Latin Americans

Works on citizens of Latin American countries

Latin Americans--United States

Works on citizens of Latin American countries in the United States 

There are also narrower terms that might be used:

Mexican Americans  

This heading is used instead of Chicanos or Hispanos.

Cuban Americans

Dominican Americans

Nicaraguan Americans 

Peruvian Americans

Also:

American literature -- Hispanic American authors

American poetry -- Hispanic American authors

Blacks -- Race identity -- Latin America

Chicano movement

Hispanic Americans -- Intellectual life

Hispanic Americans -- Social life and customs

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