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Immigration and Migration: Library Resources

OneSearch - the CSUS Library Catalog

OneSearch is the CSUS Library catalog and contains the material holdings of the CSUS Library including books and videos. 

Use the multi-box ADVANCED SEARCH to search more precisely by title, author, keyword or subject. Then limit results to items in the Library by clicking on the Library Catalog link to the left of screen.

See the Library Research Guide below for more help using ONESEARCH and locating materials in the Library.

Browse the shelves

Use the Library of Congress call numbers below to browse the shelves for more books on Immigration. Reference books are located on 2 NORTH. Books that begin with the letter J in the call number are located on the 3rd floor.

JV6001-9480         Emigration and
JV6091-6124         Emigration
JV6201-6347         Immigration
JV6403-7127         United States
JV7200-7539         Canada, Latin
                                 America, etc.
JV7590-8339.7     Europe
JV8490-8758         Asia
JV8760                   Arab countries
JV8762                    Islamic countries
JV8790-9024.5      Africa
JK1758-1761      Citizenship (US)

More books

More on Terminology

Immigration refers to a movement between nations whereas migration is movement within a nation. For the U.S. experience, immigrants are often also part of migrant populations (which often refers to those individuals involved in farm labor as seasonal laborers). International immigrants (also called international migrants) face legal/judicial issues as temporary immigrants with special visas or no visas (often referred to as illegal aliens or undocumented aliens).

Immigrant visas carry diverse privileges in terms of rights. It is important that you as a researcher pay attention to these differentiations as they carry wide-ranging implications in terms of assumptions about rights and privileges.  To further your research you might also want to refer to other CSUS Research Guides on specific topics such as race, ethnicity, gender, or sexualities.

Under international law, a refugee is someone outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail himself/herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution. They are distinguished from economic migrants who have voluntarily left their country of origin for economic reasons.