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Encylopedia Latina: History, Culture & Society in the United States (REF E184 S75 E587 2005)
This 4-volume encyclopedia has long, signed articles on a broad range of topics. One of the unique things about this encyclopedia set is its excellent coverage of individual Latino groups, including many of the smaller groups usually omitted from other reference sources, such as Colombian Americans, Chileans in the US, Costa Ricans, and others.
Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (REF E184 S75 L35 2006, 3 vols)
This is primarily an encyclopedia that focuses on famous women in US Latino history, but it also includes entries on important topics, incidents, and issues that have involved or had an impact on women's roles - for example, the role of Latinas in various programs, historical events, specific organizations, and even broader topics such as Education. Entries are signed and include short lists of source materials.
Latino America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia (REF E184 S75 L35555 2008)
Two-volume set organized by state; one of the few scholarly sources available that describes the history and contemporary situation of Latinos in Iowa.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States (REF E184 S75 O97 2005)
This highly authoritative 4-volume set provides excellent coverage of a broad range of Latino topics, but tends to focus on the largest groups. A great choice for learning about Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or Cuban American topics; for information on other specific Latino groups (Salvadorans, Colombians, etc.), the Encyclopedia Latina (listed above) might be a better choice.