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These resources are available electronically through the CLICnet catalog.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
This resource covers ethnic groups in the United States. Each article provides information for each group on their immigration and settlement patterns, language, family dynamics, politics, etc.
Encyclopedia of American Immigration by
Publication Date: 2010
This resource includes the history of immigration, as well as topics such as demographics, information on cultural groups, and legal documents. In addition to the detailed subject general index, there is a geographical index and a legal and judicial index.
Immigrants in American History by
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
This resource includes information on immigrant groups that came to the United States. It includes reasons for immigrating, political information, and information on their integration into American life. It is separated into two parts: Part 1 covers pre-1870; Part 2 covers 1870-1940.
The new Americans [electronic resource] : a guide to immigration since 1965 by
Publication Date: 2007
This resource includes information on why groups immigrated to the United States and identifies the locations where these ethnic groups concentrated when they arrived. It also notes cultural associations, educational backgrounds and achievements, and has an appendix covering immigration legislation. It is also available in print (see print Reference sources column on the right).
Print Reference Resources
These resource provide information on different ethnic groups.
Reference resources--specific ethnic groups
General eReference Sources
These Resources are collections of resources.
Blackwell Reference Online is a collection of encyclopedia and companion handbooks in different subject areas. There are numerous publications under the Race & Ethnicity subject area and the Sociology subject area. Some of these Blackwell resources are listed in the box above.
Credo Reference also includes many resources that would be useful for locating information on ethnic groups and immigration. There are a couple of titles listed in the box above.
The Gale Virtual Reference Library and The Oxford Reference Online collection also include some resources that could be helpful for research in race and ethnicity.
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is the reference for students, researchers, librarians, and academics in the field. Articles are written by an international array of experts in the area. It includes over 1800 entries including key concepts, introductions to sociological theories and research, and extensive bibliographies for each article. It is regularly updated.
Wiley Online Library
Wiley Online Library (formerly Blackwell Reference Online) is a vast online library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences.
Provides access to hundreds of online reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations from a variety of publishers. Covers both general reference and subject-specific reference titles for a variety of disciplines. Topic Pages give great background overviews on subjects.
Full-text encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Oxford Reference contains full text dictionaries and encyclopedias from the Oxford University Press. It is easy to search and contains entries on a wide array of topics from business, computing and environmental science to art, biology, literature, religion, and political science.
Subject terms for searching CLICnet and WorldCat
Here are suggestions for subject terms to use when searching CLICnet and WorldCat for books (both electronic and in print) on Race and Ethnicity and Immigration:
United States--Emigration and immigration
United States--Ethnic Relations
United States--Race Relations
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