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Answered By: Kate Anderson, Business Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2016     Views: 856

Try using the library database America: History and Life via EBSCO.


Upon entering the database, type in keywords like:


United States immigrants


After typing in your keywords, go to the Historical Period area and type 1890 into the first Year area, and 1909 in the to Year area (see screenshot below).



Or, trying using search terms like:

United States immigrants (1900 or turn of century)

stories of immigrants

personal histories and/or stories

songs of immigrants

personal narratives

immigrant autobiographies (you may need to narrow this by time frame, immigrant group, location, state, etc.)


Encyclopedia Britannica also has information and images.

Use encyclopedia articles about immigrants to help find and refine your search terms to find actual stories about immigrants during the time period and location you are seeking.