Worldwide interest in all aspects of migration has been growign steadily for decades. At this point in time many universities and think tanks located both in the developed and developing worlds are studying migration and publishing indexes, databaes and journals.This guide presents a selective list of some of the most prominent information resources for this topic.
This website provides a searchable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000. The complete journal collection going back to the 1930s is available in JSTOR.
Citations for journal articles spanning all social science disciplines.
LexisNexis Academic: Inlcudes thousands of newspapers and newswires in full-text back to 1980.
Factiva: Access to 8000-plus news publications from the U.S. and beyond.
Alt-Press Watch: Indexes newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press. Coverage begins about 1995.
Ethnic News Watch covers 1990 to present and includes newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.
There are many Law journals covering migration issues, but some of the following titles hail from other disciplines. This is a highly selective list and a thorough search should be conducted using databases such as those listed above.
European Journal of Migration and Law
Forced Migration Review
International Journal of Refugee Law
International Migration Review
Journal of International Migration and Integration
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Refugee Survey Quarterly
Working papers are a useful source of information and often reflect the very latest developments in faculty research in a variety of disciplines.
There are many web sites that contain useful information on migration, internally displaced persons, etc. Here is a sampling of what is available.
Eurobarometer: surveys of public opinion in the countries of the European Union
Use Library of Congress subject headings in various online library catalogs to discover relevant materials by subject. This is a crucial step in all research processes.
Emigration and immigration
Emigration and immigration law
Refugees--legal status, laws, etc.