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Immigration in U.S. History: Articles

Resources for research on U.S. immigration history.

Journal Articles

Journal articles are usually comprised of original research that is focused on a very narrow aspect of a topic. These articles are written by scholars in a given field and are very authoritative and reliable. Journal articles are published more quickly than books, offering more current information.

Journal Articles

SLUth Search Plus searches about 100 library databases, including several history databases (Historical Abstracts, America: History & Life, JSTOR, and Project Muse.) and the SLU Libraries Catalog.

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Why search an individual library database if it's available in SLUth Search Plus? Advanced search functionality! This is especially important for America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts.

America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts give you the option to search for journal articles ABOUT a specific historical period. This option is available on the main search screen.

  • Example Keyword Search: German and immigrants and United States
  • Historical Period: 1850-1900

Note: Your search may return articles that are about a BROADER time period than you've specified, but the articles will definitely include the historical period you're interested in.

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Find it @ SLU

This button provides links from library databases to online full text articles, when available. It also helps you search for a print version of the article in the SLU Libraries Catalog. If an article isn't available online or in print, you may request it via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.