Your research in LatinX in the US topics can and should encompass both traditional sources, such as books and articles, and more contemporary sources, such as statistical data websites, organizational websites, and anything else that's relevant (sometimes even social media posts are relevant).
No matter where you search, using latin* (latin with an asterisk) will catch uses of Latino, LatinX, Latina, Latina/or, and any word that starts with "latin" but ends differently. This is what it looks like:
While searching for books, it's important to know that the official subject term for LatinX in the US is "Hispanic American," chosen decades ago by the Library of Congress and still in use. Using "hispanic american" as a keyword feels strange, but it will reveal more relevant results.
The same databases used for traditional research projects can be used for LatinX topics.
Investigate a variety of sources in your online search results--go past the first page of results.
But also know ahead of time what type of source you'd like to find and add these suggested keywords in Google:
You answer these three questions every time you use a source, whether you know it or not. As you choose sources for everything from 1st-year courses to major-specific research courses to real life, notice how you answer these questions to ensure your sources are really meeting your needs.
Quick reference for the three questions:
Vogel Library, Wartburg College | 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 | Phone: 319-352-8500 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org