CLT 294: Comparative Issues in Migration to the Americas
Library Research Guide
Paula Covington, Latin American Studies Librarian
Sue Erickson, Anthropology Librarian
When beginning a research project, it is usually best to begin
with a keyword search. Once you have looked at the full record for a few items
that are close to your topic you will have a better sense of the subject headings
that will be used to describe material on this topic.
Truncation symbol can be used to broaden a search: $ (immigra$ will pick up immigration, immigrate, immigrants, etc.)
Subject Terms for ACORN (select "Subject begins
Admission of nonimmigrants
Emigration and immigration
Ethnicity (not ethnic identity)
Additional terminology for article databases
Latin American cultural groups
ProQuest - includes online access to the International Journal of Refugee Law and the Journal of Refugee Studies.
Use General News, U.S. News, or World News for news topics.
For legal topics, select Legal Research from side menu, and then Area of Law by Topic. Choose "Immigration Law" from topic drop down menu.
America History and Life - covers North America
Historical Abstracts - excludes U.S. and Canada
JSTOR - cross-disciplinary coverage of core journals, but does not include most recent 5-7 years
For a full list of article databases, select the Articles & Databases link on the Heard Library Homepage. At the top of the page you have the option to generate a list of databases by discipline.
Asylum, Immigration and Refugee Law
Foreign and International Law Resources (Web sites
Immigration Law on the Web
Immigration and Refugee Board Canada
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Decisions
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Jurist Canada (Canadian cases and statutes)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Making Immigration Law
Board of Immigration Appeals Interim Decisions
Executive Office for Immigration Review-Board of
Immigration Appeals ( Latest actions, statistics)
Executive Office for Immigation Review (State immigration
Created by Sue Erickson; thanks to Emily Urban,
Librarian, Alyne Queener Massey Law Library, for suggesting many of the legal
Last updated: February 18, 2004