Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Virtual San Antonio Public Library adds new resources

The Latino Collection at the San Antonio Public Library now has an online counterpart - open 24 hours a day! We've added subscriptions to the Latino Literature and the Latin American Women Writers databases from Alexander Street Press. Both collections feature thousands of pages of fiction, poetry, essays and plays, much of it never before published. Check out the showcases at Latino Literature and Latin American Women Writers for a quick overview of the content at each database. To access the databases themselves, go to www.mysapl.org and click on "Databases" at the top of the page.

The Latino Collection is a cultural and educational resource which chronicles and celebrates the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States. Though the majority of this collection focuses on the Mexican American or Chicano experience, materials about Puerto Rican, Cuban American and other Latin American heritages are also included in the collection. The collection was established in 1996 and currently includes more than 7,000 volumes.

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