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Immigration and Refugees


Welcome to the research guide about immigration. Use the menu tabs on the left-hand side to find databases, websites, data, and much more. 

Have questions? Email a librarian in the relevant subject area to get personalized research help. 

Search Terms

Keyword searching is an important part of research. However, searching with Library of Congress classifications headings can be challenging. Subject headings are often not every day vernacular and can be terms or phrases that are outdated or racist. To read more about this, please consult the following resources: 

Here are a list of common keywords that you might consider adding to your search to help you find the best results on your topic: 

  • Immigration
  • Migration
  • Chain Migration
  • Illegal Alien 
  • Refugees
  • Diaspora 
  • Emigration