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MC: Multicultural Center & Resources

This guide promotes the Multicultural Center, related resources and national heritage months celebrations by UNT center and student organizations as shared.. This guide is created/maintained by the Sociology Librarian.

About "Hispanic Heritage Month" / scope

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture and to honor five of our Central American neighbors who celebrate their independence in September. (Library of Congress HHM page) See also

Multicultural Center at UNT

Librarian: Lilly

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Lilly Ramin
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AWAY 10/4-10/9 (please use AskUs)

Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month MC library guide

Welcome! Explore our library resources recognizing Hispanic and Latinx communities and contributions during this celebratory month, Sept 15-Oct 15, (and after). Items may be added based on feedback from Student Organizations, The MC or other members of the UNT community. This guide features examples. 
Sept 15-Oct 15 is "National Hispanic Heritage Month" in the United States.

three musicians in gold, black and red costumes celebrating. The text at the bottom reads Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

UNT Libraries subjects to browse (examples):  NOTE on Subject heading from Library of Congress:  Latino or Latina Americans is often categorized as Hispanic Americans  Below are existing examples only, not a comprehensive list of all Hispanic or Latinx Identities.  





Carnaval!  September 18th (Mon) 11:30-1:00pm | Library Mall
"Hey y'all!! The Multicultural Center and UPC want to invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Carnaval!!"
(UNT_MC Instragram post with flyer) The Sociology Librarian will be sharing UNT Libraries/HLHM resources from this guide.Visit our Library table!


Department of Spanish

The Department of Spanish at UNT is proud to celebrate this month with events centered around Hispanic heritage for all students to experience and enjoy. Follow us on Instagram for more updates and pictures as we celebrate.  Schedule of Hispanic Heritage Month events by Department of Spanish.

E-Books (Online)

  •  Access these full text books subscribed to by UNT Libraries with your UNT EUID & Password.
  • Topics and themes below are general.

Afro-Cuban e-book collection highlights:


Gender - Latinx (E-Books Online)

Popular Culture/Mass Media/Stereotypes.

History and Identity

Print books at Willis Library (3rd floor)

  • The third floor of Willis Library has many  subject-specific print books if you like to browse by subject. There is a helpful "Find It" Banner  that list the Library of Congress Subject Headings. You can also ask at the Library Services Desk, or with one of our helper library shelvers if you see them while browsing.

Music Library

To locate specific artists or genres, please visit the experts at the Music Library (4th floor, Willis Library building).

Subject headings to browse for artists (examples only):


Recommendations for 2023  courtesy of Kristin Wolski.

Sycamore Library* (Sycamore Hall)

To locate specific items or find out what items might be at Sycamore Library please visit their library help desk Sycamore Hall!. Government resources typically do not require a login. *Sycamore Library was called Eagle Commons Library until August 2021.

  • National Parks:Joyner, B. D., & United States. (2009). Hispanic reflections on the American landscape: Identifying and interpreting Hispanic heritage.Link to PDF Government Agency: United States National Park Service, issuing body

Subject Heading: United States -- Civilization -- Hispanic influences

  • American Latino Theme Study: FDLP: Opportunities for: "historic preservationists in government agencies and the private sector now have a tool to help identify and evaluate Latino-related places for historical significance; ...more of these places are likely to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places and for National Historic Landmark designation."
Sycamore Library Juvenile Collection

Media Library (Chilton) and Streaming Films

The media library collection films, games and more! For assistance locating materials, including physical DVDs and games,  you can visit the help desk, email or search the Library Catalog.

Streaming Films:

These are Online/Streaming films available at UNT Libraries. Log in with your EUID


Special Collections
To locate materials on specific subjects or areas of interest please visit the experts in Special Collections
(4th floor, Willis Library building) or email

Examples of resources:

Digital Libraries, Newspapers, and Portal to Texas History

Digital Collections, Portal to Texas History and Newspapers

The following Portal to Texas History collections:

Direct Link to resource with proxy or open source link: 

Spanish-language materials:

  • The Texas Digital Newspaper Program collection on the Portal to Texas History includes over 12,500 searchable Spanish-language issues published from 1813-2019."  Browse this TDNP collection

Portal to Texas History/UNT Digital Libraries

In addition to E-books, journals and streaming films at the library, there are resources in UNT Digital Libraries collections including Portal to Texas History

Example: One of 9 books in the series: Al Filo: Mexican American Studies series available

  • Three Decades of Engendering History (2014) by Antonia Castañeda et al. "The Decolonial Imaginary is a smart, challenging book that disrupts a great deal of what we think we know... it will certainly be read seriously in Chicano/a studies." Women's Review of Books Emma Perez discusses the historical methodology which has created Chicano history and argues that the historical narrative has often omitted gender. She poses a theory which rejects the colonizer s methodological assumptions and examines new tools for uncovering the hidden voices of Chicanas who have been relegated to silence."

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