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ESL 25 (Leath) Immigration: Specialized Encyclopedias

Books in the LPC Library

The list of books on this page are just a sampling of what is available in the LPC Library. 

Use the Library Catalog to search for other titles in the LPC and Chabot College collections. 

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  • Immigration
  • Mexico
  • India

Encyclopedias - American Immigration

Library Reference Books (Encyclopedias)

Use reference books to locate information about countries, cultures, and general immigration of various ethnic groups in the United States. 

Reference books cannot be checked out from the library but may be photocopied.

The lists on this page are select recommended encyclopedia titles.  More titles are available in the reference section of the LPC Library.

See a librarian for assistance.

Encyclopedias - Ethnic Groups in America

Online Reference Books

Off-campus Access:

Log in with W# and Library Password.

Password: First 2 letters of first name, first 2 letters of last name, and last 4 digits of your W#

Example: jado6789

Encyclopedias - Countries and Cultures

Call Numbers

The LPC Library, like most academic libraries, uses the Library of Congress classification system (LC). 

For example, books on the history of the United States have a call # starting with a E and within the E's books about ethnic groups have call numbers of E 184 or E185

Ethnic groups in California: F 850s

Emigration and immigration: JV

Geography, countries, cultures: G, GN

Consult the online catalog to find exact call numbers on your topc.