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Use the following keywords related to Japanese American Internment to help you search for books, articles and other sources.
- assembly center(s)
- War Relocation Authority
- relocation center(s)
- Manzanar, Topaz, Poston, etc. (names of camps)
- internment camp
- citizen isolation camps
- concentration camp(s)
- camp residents
Background Sources on Japanese American Internment
These books are available in print. See below for location and a brief description.
Keyword Search Rules for the Library Catalog and Databases
Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)
Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.
Example: Japanese Americans and internment camps
Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.
Example: internment or relocation or evacuation
Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search
Additional Search Tips
"Phrase search" - Use quotation marks" " to search for a particular phrase.Example: "War Relocation Authority"
Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.Example: famil* (searches family, families, etc.)
(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.Example: Japanese Americans and (reparations or redress)
See the Basic Search Tips guides for more information, including examples.
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