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Immigration Pathfinder Laurel School Created Fall 2011

Helpful Search Terms: These terms may be helpful in any database or website you look into, and any websites that you search. ! Emigration and immigration ! United States - Emigration and immigration -- History ! Immigrants ! Immigrants—United States ! United States—Emigration and Immigration ! Immigration—advocates ! Immigration—opponents

Library Databases Available: Directions for access to these databases outside of school can be found at:

Useful Websites: Created by Associations and Organizations

American Immigration Lawyers Association

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law.

Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies is a think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. fault.aspx?id=554

The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies

The Balch Institute offers a museum, library, and archives devoted to America's multicultural past. Visitors to this web site can browse the virtual exhibitions, search the library's online catalog, or explore their extensive collection of manuscripts for specific ethnic groups.


National Immigration

The Forum advocates and builds public support for


public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and that are fair and supportive to newcomers to the U.S. The resources on this web site range from important immigration facts to current events and recent immigration legislation.

University of Minnesota's Immigration History Resource Center

The Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) at the University of Minnesota is an international resource on American immigration and ethnic history. Here, you can conduct online searches of your family's history, browse the collections of specific ethnic group material, or check out the numerous publications produced by IHRC. ch-cgi/ M

Encyclopedia of Cleveland Immigration and Migration

Information about immigration in the Cleveland area.

Government Resources mem/index.html

American Memory Project

This is the Library of Congress' American Memory Historical Collections. Search under "immigrant" or "immigration" to find multimedia exhibits of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library's collections. ndex.htm

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

The US Government citizenship and Immigrations Services website. Loads of information, but you may have to dig a little to find what you need. Having a clear idea of what you are looking for would be a good idea. esearch/immigration/

National Archives Immigration Records

An introduction and links to resources available through the National Archives that deal with ship passenger arrival records dex.htm

National Parks Services

The National Parks Services information about Ellis Island.

General Sites about Immigration cs/ellis-island

History Channel's Ellis Island

The life stories and images of immigration at Ellis Island are brought to life by the audio voices, photographs, and video clips presented on this web site. ionamerica/usim.html

Public Broad Cast - Destination America

PBS web site offers the immigrant experience including personal stories, the reasons why immigrants came to America, and additional resources.

The Tenement Museum - Virtual Tour of the Tenement at 97 Orchard

The tenement house museum has provided a virtual tour and stories of the tenement house, apartments that served immigrants on 97 Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side.

Immigration Station History - Angel Island

For immigrants coming from the Pacific Ocean, Angel Island was an important gateway to the United States of America. m/activities/immigration/in dex.htm

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today

Stories of Yesterday and Today, is a Scholastic site that provides an interactive tour of Ellis Island and other factual information, including first hand stories.

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

"The Museum tells the inspiring story of the largest human migration in modern history. Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island. Today more than 40 percent, or over 100 Million, of all living Americans can trace their roots to an ancestor who came through Ellis Island."

Books available in Crile Library: This book is available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library:

U.S. immigration and migration reference library [electronic resource] Here are books that you might find useful that are available in Crile:

Alien nation : common sense about America's immigration disaster 304.8 BRI Brimelow, Peter, 1947- Published 1995 We are Americans : voices of the immigrant experience 304.8 HOO Hoobler, Dorothy. Published 2003 Migrations and cultures : a world view 304.8 SOW Sowell, Thomas, 1930- Published 1996 Born for liberty : a history of women in America 305.4 EVA Evans, Sara M. (Sara Margaret), 1943- Published 1997 Immigrant women 305.4 IMM edited by Maxine Seller. Published 1981 Shutting out the sky : life in the tenements of New York, 1880-1924 307.76 HOP Hopkinson, Deborah. Published 2003 Ellis Island : gateway to the New World 325 FIS Fisher, Leonard Everett. Published 1986 Ellis Island : a pictorial history 325.1 BEN Benton, Barbara. Published 1985 Ellis Island interviews : in their own words 325.1 COA Coan, Peter M. Published 1997

We came through Ellis Island : the immigrant adventures of Emma Markowitz 325.1 THO Thompson, Gare. Published 2003 Ellis Island 325.1 TIF Tifft, Wilton S. Published 1990Published 1990 Ellis Island and the peopling of America : the official guide 325.1 YAN Yans-McLaughlin, Virginia, 1943- Published 1997 Image: Bertron, Ludovic. "Ellis Island." September 21, 2008. Online image. 20 September 2011.


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