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Possible Starting Points
A great starting point for background info is Gale eBooks, which contains subject-specific encyclopedias. Simple searches (2 or 3 words) work best here. (e.g. Puerto Rico culture or Ireland emigration).
Here are a few books you might find helpful, but there are many, many more.
Simple searches (2 or 3 words) tend to work best in this database (e.g. Puerto Rico culture or Ireland emigration).
Library Databases to Search for Additional Info
Scholarly journals, magazines, and ebooks from a variety of EBSCOhost databases.
Los Rios Libraries' online catalog and access to the content of most databases held at Los Rios.