Use this guide to find primary and secondary resources, research help, statistics, and other useful information.
Here are some search terms to help you get started (the asterisk gives you all forms of the word, and two or more words that go together work best when in quotes):
- immigra* and "refugee policy"
- immigra* and workforce
- immigra* and gender
- immigra* and food
- immigra* and culture and family
- immigra* and "United States" and econom*
- immigra* and "United States" and "refugee policy"
- immigra* and naturalization and Mexic* and border
- immigra* and assimilation
Oral histories, autobiographies, and biographies are also a great source for understanding the immigrant experience.
Research & Citation Help
Developing a comprehensive list of relevant resources will help you put together a clear and concise paper. Use the following resources to learn how to build your bibliography, use the correct citation style (Turabian), and strengthen your writing skills.
Click on the images to connect to the resources.
Links to Library of Congress Subject Headings
The LCSH helps you find related information on your topic. If you locate relevant books (in print or e-book format), DVDs, periodicals or other resources in a keyword search, try clicking on the subject links to find more resources on this subject. Here are some examples of subject headings related to immigration and emigration.