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First Year Seminar 110 F - John Scott: Refugee resources

A guide to resources and research to be used in conjunction with FYS 110 F, (Mis)communication from Neurons to Nations.

Overview

The items listed below are recommended resources taken from Compass Interpreters, a division of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR)

Refugee resettlement

Refugee resettlement resources

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    www.unhcr.org                                  
  • International Organization for Migration
    www.iom.int     
  • Office of Refugee Resettlement
    http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr  
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
    www.lirs.org                                                  

Primary vs. Secondary Sources


Primary sources are original documents, records or other materials created at the time of a particular event, or created at a later date by a person recalling involvement in a particular event or time period.  This includes photographs, manuscripts, personal letters, diaries and other materials. 

Secondary sources are materials that compile and reference original sources to describe and analyze past events.  Textbooks are considered secondary sources, as are scholarly research articles and books written after an event, by someone not directly involved in the event.

Book recommendations