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Search Terms

Depending on which aspect of Whose Names Are Unknown you have decided to research, the following terms may be useful to you.  

In Gale Virtual Reference Library, use broad terms such as:

  • Dust Bowl
  • Great Depression

In the larger databases (WorldCat, Gale, and EBSCO as well as Google Scholar), try more specific terms:

  • Dust Bowl migration
  • California migration 1930s
  • Farm Security Administration
  • Weedpatch Camp
  • etc.

Finding information on the Web

Here is a sampling of substantive articles found on the Web. Use Google Scholar (see box below) to locate academic sources on the Web.

Use Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find scholarly information on the Web.

Research 101: Need More Research Help?

If you'd like much more in-depth instruction about the process of conducting research, please check out our guides:

Citation Styles

Your instructor should tell you which citation style he or she wants you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.

Read background information

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a great source for background information. 

Click on one of the specific articles below, or try your own search terms in the link to the Gale Virtual Reference Library at the bottom of the box.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Books on Reserve

Visit the East Campus Library & Learning Center to borrow these books for 2-hour in library use. 

Bitter Harvest: a History of California Farmworkers by Cletus E. Danies

Call Number: HD1527 .C2 D34 1982

For more books, including eBooks, search the library's catalog, WorldCat.

  • If you find materials in WorldCat that you need, but MJC does not own them, you can simply click the Request Item button in WorldCat to have that item sent to you here at MJC.

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

Search using the Key Search Words at the top of this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

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