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GEG 102: World Geography: Books & Reference Works

About this Guide

This guide includes sources for your Migration Experience Project background research. The sources that will be most useful for students will vary depending on the background of the migrants they interview. This guide is a starting point for research--don't hesitate to ask a librarian for further assistance!

Reference Works

Reference works can be useful tools when you're first starting a research project. They provide broad overviews and definitions. Here is a sampling of  reference books that may be useful for your Migration Experience Project...

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Search for books with historical and contemporary information on the migrant's country of origin, migration background, and more. Here are a few examples...

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Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic.

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