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This page includes sources and activities 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 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...
Encyclopedia of American Immigration
Call Number: REF JV6465 .E53 2010 v. 1-3
Issues in U. S. Immigration
Call Number: REF JV6450 .I565 2015 v. 1-2
The SAGE Handbook of International Migration - Ref JV6035 .S34 2020
Undocumented Immigrants in the United States
Call Number: REF JV6475 .U48 2014 v. 1-2
Britannica Online Academic Edition
Search the content of encyclopedias, a dictionary and thesaurus, a multimedia database with images, videos, and sound files, the Web's Best Sites, selected magazines and journals, country statistics from World Data Analyst, notable quotations, and Gateway to the Classics (a collection of works of Western history, literature, philosophy, and science). Access is provided by eLibraryMN (ELM).
Search for Books
Search for books with historical and contemporary information on the migrant's country of origin, migration background, and more. Here are a few examples...
Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age by
Call Number: JV6344 .B43 2014
Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora & a Borderless Muslim Identity by
Call Number: DT402.45 .A23 2015
Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States by
Call Number: JV6465 .H54 2014 v.1-3
The Making of Asian America by
Call Number: E184.A75 L43 2015
Mexican Migration to the United States by
Call Number: Diversity Display E184.M5 M528 2016
Syria from Reform to Revolt
Call Number: DS98.6 .S97 2015 v.1-2
Undocumented Lives by
Call Number: E184.M5 M5496 2018
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