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Global Migration: Reference Materials

Reference Materials

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

See also the section on Theories and Concepts

Collections of Many Online Reference Books in one place:

Credo Reference     and    Gale eBooks / Gale Virtual Reference Library   and   Salem Press

Oxford Reference and Sage Knowledge Reference also have thousands of scholarly, academic articles, but they are a bit more difficult to use.   Click here to find instructions on how to use these collections of reference books.


Atlas of American Migration.   Reference  G 1201 .E 27 F 5 1998

The Atlas of Environmental Migration.   Reference  G 1046 .E 27 I 613 2016

Atlas of Human Migration.  Reference  GN 370 .A 85 2007

Atlas of Migration in Europe:  A Critical Geography of Migration Policies.   Reference  JV 7590 .M 55213 2019

People on the Move:  An Atlas of Migration.   Reference  G 1046 .E 27 P 46 2010


Cassells's Peoples, Nations, and Cultures

Contemporary Immigration in America:  A State - by - State Encyclopedia

Cultural Encounters:  Critical Insights to Literature

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Encyclopedia of American IntegrationReference  JV 6465 .E 53 2010

Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World

Encyclopedia of Diasporas:  Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World.  Reference  DS 134 .E 63 2004

Encyclopedia of Global Studies 

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West

Encyclopedia of North American Immigration.   Reference  E 184 .P 68 2005

Encyclopedia of Power. 

Encyclopedia of Social Networks.

Explaining Human Culture, an encyclopedia from HRAF:  The Human Relations Area Files

International Encyclopedia of Social Policy

Immigration in America Today:  An Encyclopedia.   Reference  JV 6465 .I 4754 2006

Issues in U.S. Immigration:  An Encyclopedia  Reference  JV 6450 .I 565 2015

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History.  Reference HN 57 .O 94 2012

Principles of Sociology:  Group Relationships and Behavior.  Reference HM 716 .P 756 2018

Principles of Sociology:  Societal Issues and Behavior.   Reference  HN 18.3 .P 756 2018

Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies.

The Social Science Encyclopedia.  Reference H 41. S63 2004

The Social Science Jargon Buster: The Key Terms You Need to Know.

Statistical Abstract of the United States.  Latest edition on Ready Reference, older editions at General HA 202 .U 5 S 93.

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