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Refugee and Forced Migration Studies: Research tools

Subjects: Refugee Studies

Dictionaries, glossaries etc

ITRT: International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology

Index of refugee-related terminology (in English, French and Spanish) used by information professionals to provide subject terms for resources in databases eg FMO Digital Library and SOLO records for refugee studies materials in the SSL. Consult it to find the most appropriate words for constructing search strategies on refugee-related topics.

UNHCR Master Glossary of Terms

Compilation of terms commonly used in UNHCR publications, particularly useful in the field of refugee law.

Glossary of Humanitarian Terms/ReliefWeb

Compilation of humanitarian terms from other glossaries and reference materials.

Key Migration Terms (IOM)

A guide to the keys terms and concepts on migration, published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Guides to further research

For guides to navigating the forced migration information landscape, see these two publications by Elisa Mason:

A comprehensive guide to researching the forced migration literature in print and online, covering the main research tools and information resources. It is aimed at students in higher education and new researchers.
Keeping up with refugee research / Elisa Mason. In Refugee Survey Quarterly, v. 26, no. 3, 2007, pp. 149-161.
A review of internet-based tools and services to enable you to keep up-to-date with new research literature in forced migration, including RSS feeds, e-mail alerts and page monitors. There is also a companion blog.

Reference books

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Forced Migration Current Awareness

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Forced Migration Online Blog

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