Library of Congress Subject Headings
The Library Catalog uses the "Library of Congress Subject Headings" (large red books in the Reference Ready section near the Reference Desk) to catalog books. These subject headings are slow to change and sometimes removed from contemporary usage; they are, however, extremely useful in locating books and articles. Although these are subject headings using them as KEYWORDS is an excellent research method. Examples of subject headings:
Illegal Aliens -- Education
Emigration and immigration
Alien labor Illegal Aliens
Agricultural laboreres -- United States --History
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration
California --Emigration and immigration
Alien labor, Asian -- United States
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Immigrants -- United States -- Government Policy
Ethnic groups or geographical locations can be substituted for other groups or locations. See a tutorial on library call numbers
Some names and organizations can also be used in subject searches.
Ethnic groups or geographical locations can be substituted for other groups or locations.
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Terminology: Note that often the terms immigration, immigrants, migration and migrants are used interchangeably. When doing research remember that immigration refers to a movement between nations whereas migration is movement within a nation. For the
Finding Books: Library Catalog
The Library Catalog is our local online library system. It allows you to locate books, periodicals, government publications, films and more. The Library Catalog also provides status information, e.g. if the material is checked out. It does not, however, index journal contents or include the full text of articles. The following are located on different floors. Items listed on the 5th floor are in the Africana Center Collection, in the
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