This guide provides links to sources of information and is meant as a starting point for those interesed in population, immigration and settlement issues.

Search Summon to easily find peer-reviewed journal articles on any topic.  Remember to refine your search by selecting the following options: Scholarly & Peer-Review, Journal Article and Discipline or Subject to obtain high quality, academic literature.

You can also limit your search to many other sources in Summon, such as books/e-books, newspapers, magazines, trade publications, videos, dissertations or conference proceedings. While many sources are published in different formats and written for specific audiences, they do not have solid authority as with the scholarly, peer reviewed literature.

Search subject-specific databases to find journal articles or databases that highlight population statistics and data.  They offer many advanced search features and entry points to datamarts.

Subject-Specific databases:

Data databases:

Note: If the library does not have what you need, you can order books, journal articles, etc. from other libraries through RACER but you need to register before you can start using it.

 

Key Books

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Social Scientists most often use APA citation style:

Referencing your sources is an important part of academic writing. Why?

  • it lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work
  • it helps you to avoid plagiarism
  • it demonstrates that you are using the scholarly record and that you can provide authority for statements you make in your term paper
  • it enables readers to find the source information

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Content last updated: November 6, 2018