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Immigration in America research guide

Click on the image below to use our Immigration in America guide.

Immigration in America guide

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

Credibility is Crucial!

You need to be sure that you are using the best possible sources of information. You will likely find a variety of sources during your research: books, articles, Web documents, interviews, films, and more.  For each and every source you use you want to make sure it passed the CRAAP test

Currency - Is the content presented current enough for your project? For your specific research question?

Relevancy - Does it answer your research question?

Authority - Does the author have relevant expertise on the topic about which she is writing?

Accuracy - Is the information provided correct?

Point of View - Is the information biased? Is the author trying to persuade you to believe a certain way?

Watch the brief video below to learn more about the CRAAP Test:

Citing in MLA

Immigration and women

Immigration from a global perspective

US/Mexican culture

Immigration in the news

Immigration as an election issue

This brief video from The Washington Post gives an overview of immigration as an election issue in 2016.

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