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RE 5140 Advanced Children's Literature: Background

Keyword Searching

Explore historical and current immigration issues by locating books.  Try searching using an event (potato famine), ethnic or immigrant group (Irish immigrants), etc.

Try a keyword search. Use similar searches inserting another country name, ethnic or immigrant group:

  • immigration
  • emigration
  • United States immigration
  • Poland emigration
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic immigration

    Authoritative websites

    Check these websites for information regarding why people immigrated.

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:

    PBS Teachers:
    Choose a grade range, then Social Studies, and Filter resources by:  Topic (Immigration or other relevant topic)  Immigration Issues:

    Internet Public Library:
    Use the search term  "immigration"

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