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SPN 470 Hispanic Presence in the U.S.: Background Information

Finding background information

As you begin your research, you may want to gather some basic background information on your topics from reference sources available online or in print.

Use online reference sources

Use either of these resources, either to search across a set of reference books for background information on general concepts or specific terms or search within a specific e-book (see suggestions below).



Use print reference sources

The following books, found in the Reference section of the library, may provide useful background information

Find statistics

The library's Statista database allows you to search for international, national, and state statistics on many topics, drawing on multiple sources.  Try it out!