European Migrations

Fall 2012

Listed in: , as EUST-335  |  History, as HIST-335; Ellen R. Boucher (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Dunstan C. McNutt.

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources


Once you have some background information on your object (see the "Reference Tab" for potential sources), try searching the 5 College Catalog for relevant books. You might start by using one of the following sets of subject keywords, and then narrowing down with more specific topics. Books are often cataloged with the century, i.e. "19th century" or "20th century".

  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Migration, internal
  • Europe [or use the country name(s)]


The Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. (AC Frost Reference / JV7590 .E4913 2011)

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. (AC Frost Reference / D205 .O94 2008)

Primary Sources

Primary Sources Research Guide
See, especially, the section on finding primary sources in the catalog. Combining subject headings from the "Overview" of this course guide with primary source subheadings will often yield relevant results.

Five College Archives & Manuscripts Collection
Search over 1,500 finding aids describing the archives and manuscripts found at the Five Colleges.