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The Library holds a variety of materials on Latinx communities, culture, and history in the United States, all of which can be located through the Library of Congress Online Catalog or the Library of Congress Digital Collections.
The Library of Congress Online Catalog is a great place to begin your research since it provides bibliographic descriptions for the vast majority of collection items available at the Library.
All searches can be narrowed down by adding filters to your search using the "Add Limits" button. Limit searches with the following options:
The fastest way to locate resources with the term "Latinx" anywhere in online catalog records is with a Keyword Search, which should yield these results.
Searching by Subject
To locate works on United States citizens of Latin American descent, start by browsing for Subjects beginning with Hispanic Americans. A list of linked subjects provide a quick way to access all records related by topic. A few examples include:
Search specific geographic locations by adding a state or region following the subject such as Hispanic Americans--New Mexico or Hispanic Americans--Northwest, Pacific.
The Library of Congress has been digitizing materials from its unique collections since the mid-1990s. The Library's homepage includes a search box as part of the header on the top right-hand corner. Use this box to search our digital collections.
It is also possible to browse a page showing all digital collections (by collection name):
While Latinx, US Latinas, Latinos, and Hispanos are used interchangeably, the Library of Congress uses the term "Hispanic Americans" as an authorized subject to describe many Latinx resources.
If you are searching for Latinx resources, search "Hispanic Americans" instead of "Latinx" or "US Latina/o" in any of the Library's search portals to get better results. You may also include a combined search of "Hispanic Americans" OR "Latinos" to include resources where the term Latino was used. See link examples below: