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English 110 - Peters - Culture and Immigration: Keywords

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research on culture and immigration in English 110 with Prof. Meryl Peters.

Identifying and Combining Keywords

Keywords are the words you type into a search box to search for information on your topic. The words you use to describe your topic may be different from the words used in the library catalog (OneSearch) and library databases. For example, another way to describe teenagers might be adolescents.

Watch the video below for a short tutorial on keywords, including some good strategies for combining them effectively. If you have trouble finding information on your topic, ask a librarian for help choosing successful keywords.

Keywords Related to Immigration

Try some of the search terms below to find information about immigration waves.

Tip: "Immigration" refers to people arriving in a new country, while "emigration" refers to people leaving their country. 

  • Immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Immigration United States
  • Emigration
  • Emigration [Spain]
  • Emigration [Iran]
  • Emigration [India]
  • [Chinese] Americans
  • [Mexican] Americans
  • [Irish] Americans
  • Ellis Island Immigration Station (New York)
  • Angel Island Immigration Station (San Francisco)