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Research Guides@Tufts

Japanese-American Internment

A selection of resources on Japanese American internment during World War II.

Find Books and Articles in JumboSearch

Want to discover everything that Tisch Library has on your topic?  Try searching for your topic in JumboSearch, which simultaneously searches across all of the library's resources, including: books from the library catalog; journal articles in databases, online and in print; research guides on your topic; digital files from the Archives; and much, much more!

Search by Keyword, Title, Subject, or Creator

Articles in Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

Please note that to access most of the below resources, you will be asked to input your Tufts credentials. 

Keyword Searching

Keyword Search Rules for JumboSearch and Library 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. 

Books Beyond Tufts

To locate books in other libraries when we either don't own them or our copy is checked out, use BLC WorldCat. Once you've found the book you want, use the BLC request form or ILLiad to request the book be delivered to Tisch.  The book will be delivered to the Tisch Library circulation desk, within 2 to 5 days, and you will be notified via email on its arrival. There is no charge for this service.

BLC WorldCat

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