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Government Documents on Immigration: Government Documents on Immigration

Government Documents on Immigration


Government Documents on Immigration

Immigration has been and remains an important and controversial issue in U.S. history and contemporary public policy. Purdue Libraries have numerous government documents on immigration with most of these being in the HSSE Library. Subject headings to search for government documents on immigration in the Library Catalog include:

The principal index for U.S. Government publications is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36. An online version of this index covers 1976-present. Other useful indexes to U.S. Govt. information include Checklist of United States Publications 1789-1909 HSSE REF 016.353 Un36, Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 covering congressional publications, CIS U.S. Serial Set Index HSSE REF 328.73 C761c and the online ProQuest Congressional Serial Set, CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings Index 1833-1969 HSSE REF 348.731 C76,CIS Index to Executive Branch Documents 1789-1909 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990, and CIS Index to Executive Branch Documents 1910-1932 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1996. Connect HERE for information on downloading Purdue Libraries Ebooks

Scholarly journal databases on historic and contemporary U.S. Government immigration policy include:

America:  History and Life (Provides access to articles from U.S. & Canadian History journals)

Gale Directory Library (Prominent collection of organizational directories including the Encyclopedia of Associations containing information on non-governmental organizations)

Gannett Newsstand:  Provides access to newspapers owned by the Gannett Corporation including the Indianapolis Star and  Lafayette Journal & Courier

Historical Abstracts (Provides access to history journal articles covering 1450-present for journals dealing with other global regions.)

IPOLL Databank at the Roper Center Cornell University resource providing public opinion data from 1935-present
NexisUni (Federal court case opinions from 1789-present, state court case opinions, and law review articles)
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (Provides access to scholarly political science journal articles)


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