English 102 (Zappa): Search Terms

Subject Guide to help students find information on immigration and labor as it relates to "America is in the Heart."

Subject Headings

CONTRACT employment


EMIGRATION & immigration

EMIGRATION & immigration -- Social aspects


EMPLOYMENT in foreign countries

FILIPINOS -- United States

FILIPINO Americans

FILIPINO Americans -- Employment


IMMIGRANTS -- United States

IMMIGRATION enforcement

JOB stress

LABOR laws & legislation

LABOR market

LABOR supply




RACISM in the workplace

WORK environment













While not official subject headings, these keywords can be very fruitful for your research. Try to also think of other terms such as these. Keyword searches look at all the information in the book or article record including title, author, abstract, table of contents, etc. It always helps to think of synonyms, as the way one person would describe something is not the same way another would.

Illegal Immigrants

Migrant Workers



What "search terms" to use?

Using the correct words to search will help you find relevant information. Different authors and search tools use different words to describe the same concepts, so it is useful to have a list of similar and related terms in your arsenal when you set out to search for relevant information. The process of creating these alternative terms is called brainstorming terms or concept mapping.


Immigrants AND Racism