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English 001 (Traylor): Movement Learning Community: Search Terms

Essay 4: Research Essay

Subject Headings: Very General

Library of Congress Subject Headings Books

These are the official Library of Congress Subject Headings that you can use for many of your searches in our databases. You would find subject headings such as these by browsing through the Library of Congress Subject Headings books or browsing the "Catalog Record" of every title found in our Library Catalog.



Asian Americans

Pacific Islanders

Bangladeshi Americans

Chinese Americans

Filipino Americans



Hmong Americans

Indonesian Americans

Japanese Americans

Korean Americans

Laotian Americans


Pakistani Americans

Thai Americans


Vietnamese Americans

Asian American Social Movements

“Asian American Movement”

"Yellow Power"

Filipino Farm Workers



Filipino and Farmworkers Movement


Larry Itliong

Delano, California



INTERNMENT of Japanese Americans

Concentration Camps

World War II

War Damage Compensation

War Reparations


Japanese Incarceration during WWII

Executive Order 9066 (1942)

Executive Order 9102

Japanese American Citizens League 

Japanese Internment Camps

Korematsu v. United States (1944)

Farewell to Manzanar (1973)

Japanese Reparations





















*For Americans who have ancestry from the country of India, vs. Native Americans who are "Indians of North America."

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.


WWII  AND "Executive Order 9066"



"Asian American Civil Rights Movement" OR "Yellow Power"