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Immigration: Background Research

Welcome to the DVC Library research guide for information sources on immigration issues.

Reference Books

The reference collection is a good place to start your research.  Dictionaries and encyclopedias provide definitions and concise background information on a specific topic.

Background Research! Get up to speed on your topic.

Use Reference materials

to find an overview of your topic.


  • For example, try one of these searches:
    • immigration
    • immigration reform
    • immigration statistics

Subject Searches

DVC's online catalog links you to all of the books, eBooks and streaming videos in the library collection. Click on the links below to search by Library of Congress Subject Headings.