Ethnic Studies Library Publications Unit (No Longer Active)

On February 7, 1997, the Chicano Studies Library at UC Berkeley became part of the new Ethnic Studies Library, a consolidation of the three libraries in the Ethnic Studies Department.

At the same time, the Chicano Studies Library Publications Unit, publisher of the Chicano Database on CD-ROM, the Chicano Index,and other first-of-its-kind reference works, became the Ethnic Studies Library Publications Unit. The ESL Publications Unit will produce and publish Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, as well as Chicano/Latino Studies reference works.



California Indian Library Collections on CD ROM--2 Discs Now Available!
Title:  Miwok Indians: California Indian Library Collections on CD ROM
Title:  Pomo Indians: California Indian Library Collections on CD ROM
These discs are interactive, multimedia collections.  The archival material has been divided into search categories, each containing photographs, sound recordings, and textual material.           

•System requirements for Macintosh: Macintosh II or greater with 4 MB available RAM; 13” or greater color monitor, System 7.0 or greater recommended; Mac compatible CD-ROM drive, 2X speed recommended.

 •System requirements for PC: IBM compatible computer with 4 MB available RAM; 13” or greater color SVGA monitor; Windows 3.1; Sound card recommended; PC compatible CD-ROM drive and interface card, 2X speed recommended.

 Format: 1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

Series: California Indian Library collections on CD-ROM.

Language: English

Imprint: Berkeley, CA : California Indian Library Collections, University of California, [1994]

Title from disc label: Compiled by California Indian Library Collections Project, U.C. Berkeley.


Price for each disc: $25.00 pre-paid, which includes shipping and handling.  See below for ordering information.

A Sense of Place

Rudolfo A. Anaya: An Annotated Bio-Bibliography
by César A. González-T. and Phyllis S. Morgan 2001

Winner of the 8th Annual Premio Aztlán Chicano Literary Award for Outstanding Bio-Bibliography "This beautiful and useful reference book belongs on every reference book shelf, both in libraries and at home." -Teresa Márquez, University of New Mexico

The first of its kind, A Sense of Place comprehensively chronicles the writings by and about the world's most celebrated Chicano author, Rudolfo A. Anaya. Anaya is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he taught Chicano literature and creative writing. Acknowledged as the father of Chicano literature in English, he is one of the first Chicano writers to be awarded the Premio Quinto Sol National Chicano Literary Award.

He is also the recipient of numerous other state, national, and international awards. Best known for his novel Bless Me, Ultima, a classic of contemporary literature, he has also written other well- received novels, short stories, essays, non-fiction, plays, and children's books. His work continues to shape the ever-evolving voice of Chicano literature and culture.


This 324-page book offers readers over 1100 fully annotated citations referencing books, as well as journal, newspaper, magazine articles, and other materials spanning a twenty-five year period from 1972 to 1997. Also included are extensive title indexes, maps of Anaya country, a chronology of Anaya's life, and a lengthy essay on Anaya written by one of the country's foremost Anaya scholars, César A. González-T. Scholars will be thrilled to discover this unique and notable contribution to the field of Chicano literature. A Sense of Place is a must for all Chicano reference collections.

About The Authors

Phyllis S. Morgan. As an information specialist, research analyst, reference librarian, and educator, Phyllis Morgan's experience and knowledge range across a broad spectrum of subject areas and disciplines. Her major research and writing interest is in the compilation of bibliographies, primarily on subjects related to the American Southwest. Among her works is the well- received bibliography, published in New Mexico in the 1980's, on the works of Fray Angélico Chávez.

She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Ohio State University and Purdue University, and a master of library science degree from the University of Arizona.

César A. González-T. is Professor Emeritus and founding chair of Chicano Studies at San Diego Mesa College. Aside from his studies in Chicano literature, he also publishes poetry and short fiction. In 1990 he was named Outstanding Teacher and Scholar by the Concilio of Chicano Studies for San Diego, Imperial Valley and Baja, California. In 1993 he was also the recipient of the Cesar Chavez Social Justice Award. His work on Anaya in the first National Endowment for the Humanities grant in Chicano Studies (1984), which was directed by Luis Leal, led to his editing Rudolfo A. Anaya: Focus on Criticism (1990).


$90.00 Hardcover ISBN: 0-918520-23-1
$70.00 Paperback ISBN: 0-918520-24-X
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Gonzales/Rodriguez: Uncut and Uncensored

by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

The first compilation of the bold and articulate insights of the only Chicano husband and wife team of newspaper columnists, this book is a chronicle of the Chicano/Latino experience in the 1990s. Against the backdrop of an America that is only beginning to pay attention to the voices and yearnings of a minority group that will not go away, Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodrguez write a weekly column, giving their own views of the issues of the day. Sometimes their vision is considered too radical and few newspaper editors will carry their column. At times an editor may decide to cut the length of the column. In any case, their voice, often poignant, often outraged,sometimes humorous, but always powerful, has been muffled far too often.

Whether exposing governmental abuses of the census or congressional bills designed to take away the rights of immigrants or showing us how Latino actors are trapped in Hollywood stereotypes, Gonzales and Rodrguez never pull any punches. Nor do they report anything that they have not completely researched and verified.

GONZALES/RODRIGUEZ: UNCUT AND UNCENSORED contains fifty-two columns as the authors intended them to be read. They are excellent for classroom use.

ISBN: 0-918520-22-3

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More about the authors:

PATRISIA GONZALES is a Freedom Forum professional-in- residence at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. She is completing a book on Mexico, "The Mud People: Anonymous Heroes of Mexico's Emerging Human Rights Movement."

ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ began his long journalistic/writing career at La Gente newspaper at UCLA in 1972. Since 1990 he has been a senior writer with Black Issues in Higher Education. His forthcoming book, Justice: A Question of Race, combines two books (Assault With a Deadly Weapon and On the Wrong Side of the Law) under one title and will be published by Bilingual Press in May of 1997.

Gonzales and Rodriguez write a syndicated column, Latino Spectrum, distributed by Chronicle Features in San Francisco. They are based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Chicana Studies Index: Twenty Years of Gender Research, 1971-1991

Lillian Castillo-Speed

The definitive source for detailed information on Mexican-American women. Comprehensive in its scope, this guide covers not only the traditional areas of topical research such as immigration, fertility, and sex roles, but it also documents the ground-breaking studies on Chicana/Latina sexuality, mental health, and aging. The latest research on health issues such as AIDS and medical care are also covered. Complete bibliographic citations for journal articles, books, dissertations, and working papers are listed under appropriate subject headings taken from the Chicano Thesaurus. Author and title indexes also provide useful access.

Price: $90.00 +$4.00 S/H
ISBN: 0-918520-21-5
Publication Year: 1992
Cover: Hard, Glossy Purple/Gray
Size: 427 pages, 8.5x11 inches
Series #: 18

Chicano Anthology Index: A Comprehensive Author,Title, and Subject Index to Chicano Anthologies, 1965-1987

Francisco García-Ayvens

Virtually every Chicano anthology published between 1965 and 1987, as well as works by Chicano authors in other historical anthologies, have been indexed here using headings from the Chicano Thesaurus. This massive one-of-a-kind index provides access to 5,000 creative and scholarly writings by and about Chicanos. This large body of anthologized literature from all disciplines, long overlooked in research, has become easily accessible for the first time. Any researcher who has ever hunted through a succession of anthologies for "that one particular article" will welcome the appearance of this index. It is certain to be a heavily used book in any reference collection.

ISBN: 0-918520-13-4
Cover: Hard, Full Color
Size: 704 pages, 8.5x11 inches
Series # : 13 

The Chicano Index

Edited by Lillian Castillo-Speed, Richard Chabrán and Francisco García-Ayvens



Alcohol-Related Issues in the Latino Population, 1980-1990: An Annotated Bibliography

M. Jean Gilbert, Beatriz Solis, and Juana Mora

This resource contains 247 bibliographic citations about Latino alcohol use, each with a descriptive abstract. It provides invaluable information for researchers, policymakers and community service providers. Prior to 1980, little was known about alcohol use among Latinos living in the U.S.

In the decade between 1980 and 1990, however, research and information on the subject expanded significantly. In this book, the authors organize the citations into two broad categories of "Adult" and "Youth," which are further divided into such topics as "Cultural Issues," "Epidemiology," "Social and Medical Indicators," "Prevention," and "Treatment." Separate title and author indexes increase accessibility.

Price: $25.00 + $2.00
ISBN: 0-918520-20-7
Publication Year: 1992
Cover: Paper
Size: 75 pages, 8.5x11 inches
Series # : 17

Bibliography of Criticism of Contemporary Chicano Literature

Ernestina N. Eger

"Here is an erudite bibliographic landmark of paramount importance for libraries, researchers, and students of the field." Reference Quarterly

This bibliography includes 2,181 references to criticism of the creative genres--novel, short story, poetry, theater, and autobiography. In compiling this bibliography, Tina Eger sought to make an exhaustive rather than selective list: her many years of scanning journals and newspapers, searching various existing reference tools, and initiating correspondence with some 300 writers and critics culminated in this volume which was the first of its kind and is still the most comprehensive. Separate author and title indexes.

Price: $16.50 + $2.00 S/H
ISBN: 0-918520-11-8
Publication Year: 1982
Cover: Paper
Size: 295 Pages, 8.5x11 inches
Series # : 5 

Darkness Under the Trees

Luis Omar Salinas

"His style is powerfully individual, but it dips into the deep well of Chicano heritage...In this collection his heartfelt delivery and imagination are fashioned to their finest tuning." Northwest Review

This volume is really two poetry collections under one cover. The first part concerns those moments when it is difficult, almost impossible to continue after witnessing the world's dark edges. The second is a visionary link, and perhaps homage to the poets of the Spanish Civil War, whose sensibilities the author shares in style and in sense of world community. Together they play off one another and affirm Salinas' deep appreciation of life and his empathy for the ungenerous portions of fate.

Price: $10.00 + $2.00 S/H
ISBN: 0-918520-04-5
Cover: Paper
Size: 120 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Series # : 6 

Revistas: An Annotated Bibliography of Spanish Language Periodicals

Bibliotecas Para La Gente, Periodical Committee

"Revistas will exert a big, positive influence on Spanish-language collections...[it is] an excellent resource...undoubtedly useful to school, public and community college librarians throughout the United States." Lector

This list is the best guide to Spanish-language magazines, those most suitable for public libraries. Thoughtful annotations consider subject, content, audience, utility, popularity, special features, quality of photographs, and illustrations from a myriad of Spanish-language magazines. The list is punctuated by recommendation ratings by the members of the professional library organization that compiled it. It includes a directory of publishers and distributers.

Price: $10.00 + $2.00 S/H
ISBN: 0-918520-07-X
Publication Year: 1982
Cover: Paper
Size: 31 Pages, 8.5x11 inches
Series # : 9

Luis Leal: A Bibliography with Interpretive and Critical Essays

Salvador Güereña and Raquel Quiroz González

The work of prolific literary scholar Luis Leal is documented in this handsome silver-stamped volume. Containing over 700 citations of Luis Leal's books, articles, and essays on Latin American literature, this book records the many scholarly activities and long professional career of "Don Luis." It also includes essays by three prominent writers touched by his life and work: Chicano novelist Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Chicano critic Juan Bruce-Novoa, and Mexican scholar Arturo Azuela.

Price: $15.00 + $2.00 S/H
ISBN: 0-918520-14-2
Publication Year: 1988
Cover: Deep Blue Cloth, Silver Stamped
Size: 119 Pages, 6x9 inches
Series # : 14 

Out of Print Titles

Frida Kahlo: A Bibliography With Biographical Introduction / Rupert García

Arte Chicano / Goldman, Ybarra-Frausto

Spanish Language Reference Books / Bibliotecas Para La Gente

Biblio-Poltica / García-Ayvens and Chabrán

Guide to Ethnic Sources at UC Berkeley / Goniwiecha, et al.

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