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New E-Resource: Border and Migration Studies Online

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Border and Migration Studies Online provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas. This collection combines videos, primary sources, reports, and photos representing both personal and institutional perspectives, to provide historical context and primary resources for the growing fields of border and migration studies. Geographical areas of focus include: the United States and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others.

Border and Migration Studies Online expands LMU’s collection of primary source historical documentation in the form of PDFs, images, videos, and other ephemera related to significant border events and areas. At completion,¬†the collection will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images. These materials are organized around fundamental themes, such as: border identities; border enforcement and control; border disputes; border criminologies; maritime borders; human trafficking; sea migration; undocumented and unauthorized¬†migration; and global governance of migration.

Researchers across disciplines, including history, law, politics, diplomacy, anthropology, sociology, geography, medicine, and the arts, should find this resources useful to their studies. You can access this resource through our catalog [LINUS].