This pathfinder will be useful in finding resources on immigration. As this is such a controversial topic, you will want to make sure your resources report close to the same thing. Every effort has been made to provide you with non-biased information, but there are sites in this pathfinder that take a definite stance on the immigration debate. The links may take you to further sites with even more biased information.
Key Resources at a Glance:
Search the online catalog linked below for specific books about immigration. Use the index in the back of the book to find the specific pages within the book related to your topic within immigration.
· WHS Online Catalog to see books in all the school libraries, click on the arrow by West High and choose Sioux City Community Schools. See Mrs. Trometer or Mrs. Larson to have a book sent from another school.
o This has a different username. Use the one Mrs. Trometer has provided.
o Click on “Groups” and go to American Studies. The following titles have good information about immigration: Illegal Immigration, Immigration and Migration, Social History of the United States (quick search "immigration")
· Sharpe Online
o This has a different username and password. Use the one Mrs. Trometer has provided.
o Search “immigration”. A couple good titles are: American Immigration and Global Social Issues
Databases (Click HERE to get to any of the following):
o This database looks into current controversies with the pros and cons of each.
o Search their list of A-Z topics for immigration
o Citation information is at the bottom of the page.
· ABC Clio - Issues:
o You can search for topics in the “Topics” section. This provides background, timelines, and lots of sources that can help narrow your topic.
o Try looking at topics under “Perspective”. Look unnder “Politics & Government” for two topics associated with immigration. This provides an essential question, background, and multiple points of views. Lots of information!
o Of course, you can always do a quick-search.
o Your citation information is at the bottom of the page.
o Once you log in, choose “Points of View” after logging in.
o Scroll down to find their topics – they have a whole section about immigration.
o You can also search in “Ebscohost Web” and select the databases to search (choose ones that best fit your topic). “MAS Ultra” and “Topic Search” are good general ones to search.
o TIP: Once you search, you can limit the range of sources by the copyright date – you probably will want current up to date sources for most topics.
o TIP: don’t forget to choose full-text articles, you can’t use abstracts (they are just summaries).