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Politics of Immigration

This guide is suggested for students of PSC2875 or those interested in immigration in the United States.


Political Science Subject Guide



Getting Started

E-Reference

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are a great place to browse topics and get an idea of what you would like to research for your paper.  The library's E-Reference collection gives several great options for online reference resources:

Issues

Want to know both sides of an issue before moving ahead with your research?  Try these resources:

  • CQ Researcher is the perfect resource for staying on top of global and national issues.  For instance, look over this entry for Debate over Immigration.  On the right hand side, you'll see the Issue Tracker, which gives a timeline of events surrounding the issue.  Click the Pro/Con link on the left-hand menu to jump down to both sides of the issue.
  • Opposing Viewpoints similarly places issues in the context of debate.  Each entry pulls together selected resources surrounding a specific topic.  For instance, see this entry on Illegal Immigrants.

Key Resources

Article Databases

Here are some essential resources for research in the area of world politics or internationa relations.

  • America: History & Life - A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.  For instance, see the search results for Emmigration & immigration law in the United States.  Narrow the search results by adding search terms or using those recommended by the database on the lef-hand side of the screen.
  • PAIS International - Contains references to more than 460,000 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more.
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) - A resource that aggregates dispersed content about theory and research in international affairs.

News Resources

The Library subscribes to a variety of newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post,  and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Furthermore, access to the text of many newspapers is available through Proquest Newspapers and Lexis Nexis Academic.

Ethnic NewsWatch is a comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

Books & More

Use the Search tab to find books and other resources available in the library and online. Click the smaller Books & More tab to exclude the article search.

Other Resources


Citations

APA Style

Publication manual for the American Psychological Association

  • Available for use in the library, this is the official guide to APA style.

OWL (Purdue University Online Writing Lab) - APA

  • OWL is a freely available online resource provided by Purdue University.  The OWL gives clear instructions for formatting your paper and bibliography in APA style.

Research and Documentation Online

Refworks

RefWorks is a Web-based software package designed to help you easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

See the Library Guide to Refworks for more information.


Request an Appointment

Research librarians are ready and waiting to help you with your research!  Merrill and Kristyna are available by phone, by email, by instant messaging, or in person.  Email Merrill now, or use the form below to request a research appointment.


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mstein Merrill Stein
Team Leader - Assessment and Liaison Team Leader for Geography and Political Science
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 221
610-519-4272


kcarro03 Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian for Business and Social Sciences
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 223
610-519-5391



 


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