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Chicana & Chicano Studies (CHIC): Focus: Art

Subject guide for Chicana and Chicano Studies (CHIC)

Art Focus: Table of Contents:

Databases for the study of Chicanx Art Primary Source materials for Chicanx Art 
Using OneSearch to find Articles, Books and other Materials Online Repositories
The Chicago Manual of Style Museums & Organizations
Additional Resources Additional Information about citing AI Tools in Chicago Style
  Pollak Library Makerspace

Databases for the study of Chicanx Art

Using OneSearch to find Articles, Books, and other Materials

Using OneSearch is easy but it can be a little tricky for doing research in many multidisciplinary subject areas including this one. Here are some tips to help you use it.

  1. Use the ADVANCED SEARCH option found to the left of the OneSearch search box on the library homepage.

  2. At the first opportunity, get in the habit of signing in. Signing in lets you see more options and allows you to request books, articles and other materials that the Pollak Library does not own from other CSUs and other libraries.* There are certain databases that will only be searched once you are logged in.**

  3. OneSearch emphasizes full text. Abstract databases and Index databases -- SOME IMPORTANT DATABASES ARE IN THESE CATEGORIES -- can be excluded from your search results until you expand your results. Here is how to do this: Once you have done a search, look for a sentence below the search box that says: Didn't find what you are looking for? Click here to include Results from Other Libraries (This may seem misleading as you are actually getting more results from our library as well as those from other libraries. We may actually have access to the full-text in another database we own or we can request it from another library.)

  4. Examine the other possible options in Refine my Results column to narrow your search.

  5. If you are still having trouble come to the researchdesk or contact me at

*Including books that are checked out here at CSUF!

**Please note that not all of our databases are actually being searched by OneSearch. We are adding them as quickly as possible. If you go to the databases tab on the Pollak Library homepage and browse by Database Name, you can see which databases are being searched. They have the OneSearch symbol Covered in OneSearch

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

Copies are available at the Main Campus Library Research Center and for limited checkout at Circulation.




Additional Resources

Other Helpful Resources:

Chicago Style Online Quick Guide Notes Bibliography: Official Chicago Manual of Style website with common citation examples in Notes-Bibliography Style.

Chicago Style Online Quick Guide Author Date: Official Chicago Manual of Style website with common citation examples in Author-Date Style.

Chicago Style Q & A: Helps clarify confusing questions on a  variety of topics.

Turabian Style: Official online quick guide. 

Bibliographies, Footnotes and Endnotes

Purdue OWL: Easy-to-use citation resource. Provides rules and examples.

Purdue OWL Chicago Guide: Covers basics of in-text citation, reference list rules and more.

Citing Artificial Intelligence

How do you recommend citing content developed or generated by artificial intelligence?: This Q&A from the Chicago Manual of Style Online offers guidance on how to cite generative AI in Chicago style. 

Citing Social Media

Purdue OWL: Citing Web Sources: This guide from Purdue OWL covers how to cite various social media posts and comments.

Additional Citation Examples

University of Maryland Chicago Style Library Guide: Contains a lot of useful examples.

Primary Source Materials for Chicanx Art



Online Repositories

Museums & Organizations

Additional Information about citing AI Tools in Chicago Style

Pollak Library Makerspace