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Immigration: Finding Books & Articles

Selection of library resources covering the topic of immigration to the United States..

Immigration & U.S. History

This guide provides a selection of resources to research the topic of immigration within U.S. context.

For additional resources, try the American History research guide.

Classic Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

► The Classic Library Catalog search is the most efficient way to find books (print & electronic) that Fordham definitively owns. 

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before you press Search in the catalog:

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page


► OneSearch aggregates books Fordham owns plus some articles from databases. It also includes bibliographic records for content that Fordham does not own.

Background Information

Consulting reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks) can help you understand a topic and generate keywords to use when searching for books and articles.

Image credit: "Ellis Island, New York" postcard via New York Public Library Digital Collections

Understanding Different Types of Sources

Unsure about how to identify different types of sources? Consult these resources for help:

Stars You can always chat live with a librarian to get research help as well.

Finding Scholarly Articles with Library Databases

Library databases aggregate content from journals, magazines, and newspapers. For a wider search across many publications on a topic, trying using a library database to search for articles.

Additional Library Services & Resources

  • Need an electronic scan of a book chapter or article from the library's print collection? Try our Document Delivery Service to receive scans via email.
  • Need items for your research that Fordham does not own? Submit a request to Interlibrary Loan.

Image credit: U.S. Customs and Immigration buildings at the U.S. - Mexico border via San Diego History Center/Online Archive of California.

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