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RE 5140 Advanced Children's Literature: Background

Use this guide as you work on your Immigration Project.

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"

    Request a Book

    DE students: We will mail books to your home at no cost to you.

    Instructions for requesting material from the library catalog.


    Watch this movie on requesting books from the library catalog.