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
Books are organized via categories developed by the Library of Congress. These subject headings are slow to change and sometimes removed from contemporary usage; they are, however, extremely useful in locating books and articles as KEYWORDS searches. 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.
Some names and organizations can also be used in subject searches.
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