Thursday, March 5, 2009

Recurring Reference Questions: Immigration Policies

How do I find current German immigration policies?

A good place to start is Ebsco’s Academic Search Complete (ASC). Since Germany’s immigration policies will no doubt involve labor issues, Business Source Complete (BSC) should be utilized, as well. A search using both databases simultaneously is most efficient. From Databases by Subject on the Sawyer Library home page, choose Social Sciences, and click on Ebsco. Select ASC and BSC.

Search “Germany and immigration and policy.” See Subject Thesaurus Terms (in the left column)– “Emigration and immigration- - Government Policy.” Add this subject to the search. Restrict the Date according to your wishes. Also, you may change search result order from Date to Relevance.

Try LexisNexis Academic from the Social Science or Business Subject listings. Choose the News Tab and Major World Newspapers for 5 Years. Place search terms in (Hlead) Headline & Lead Paragraph (located in the search drop-down menu).

Hlead =“German”
Hlead= “immigration”
Hlead= “polic!” (! = truncation)
You can choose particular newspaper results from names in the left-hand column. All results are full-text (except the Wall Street Journal). We have a separate database for the Wall Street Journal. You may change the order of results from Date to Relevance.

Go back to the opening search page of LexisNexis, and click the Legal Tab. Choose EUR Legislation, Statutes, & Codes from the left column. Select EUR – Lex EU Law database-Legislation – from the drop-down menu and choose 5 years.
Search “immigration and migration and work”

Select SourceOECD from the Social Science or Business Subject listings. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a group of 30 market democracies which work together to tackle the economic, social and governing challenges of globalisation.
Search “German immigration” (upper right corner)

Select Country Commerce from the Business Subject listing. EIUs Country Commerce provides operating conditions and business regulations in 55 countries.
Choose the country of Germany - Human resources: Employment of foreigners

Check the Suffolk University Library Catalog for books Keyword “immigration and Germany”

[FIND selected databases in our "Databases by Subject" Lists for Business and Management and for Social Sciences]