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A guide to Anthropology resources at the Lloyd Sealy Library by Barbara Carrel and Ellen Belcher

Evaluating Internet Resources

In this section, you will find links to our research guides related to Ethnic Studies.  These internet links have been selected by librarians. When searching the web and finding resources that have not been selected by information professionals, you want to make sure that the information you've found is valid and from a reliable source.

Use our Library guides to help you find reliable sources on the web:

Evaluating Information Sources on the Web

Information Literacy: What is it?

Selected Internet Resources

*This listing is a work in progress*

The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Legacy Exhibits 

The Balch Institute, which merged with the Historical Society of Philadelphia in 2002, was a leading repository of information regarding immigrant and cultural material. Some of their exhibits are available online serving and offer rich insight and primary materials:

Extended Lives: The African Immigrant Experience in Philadelphia

Italian-American Traditions: Family and Community

The Japanese-American Experience

Preserving Polonia in America: The Polish American Experience 

Rites of Passage in America

Something Old, Something New: Ethnic Weddings in America

Japanese American National Museum 

North America, Migration Policy Institution

North America, and the United States in particular, is the globe's leading destination for migrants. Research presented "focuses on everything from visa policy and border management to immigrant integration, national identity, the demographics of immigrants in the region and their educational and workforce outcomes, and ways to more effectively use migration policy as a lever for national and regional competitiveness."

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

Since its founding in 1969, CSRC has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population in the United States through their library and special collections archive; academic press; collaborative research projects; public and academic programs; and community-based partnerships.