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Immigration Law (History 335)  

This guide provides links to research databases for students in the Winter 2015 course on Immigration Law taught by Prof. Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof.
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Finding Scholarly Articles & Historical Newspaper Articles

  • ArticlesPlus
    Use ArticlesPlus to locate scholarly articles on your topic. You can search directly from this page, by changing the upper right search from "this guide" to "MLibrary ArticlesPlus." This database also includes current and historical newspaper content.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    Use this link to search among digitized historical newspapers only.

Finding Laws, Court Cases, and Congressional Activity

  • U.S. Immigration Legislation Online
    List of U.S. public laws related to immigration, with links to full text.
  • Proquest Congressional
    The Proquest Congressional collection includes transcripts of published and unpublished hearings, House and Senate documents and reports, committee prints, statutes at large, bills and resolutions, and more. Search by number or text to find relevant congressional activity.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    LexisNexis includes decisions and overviews from federal and state court cases.
  • CQ Almanac
    A service of Congressional Quarterly, the CQ Almanac provides contextual summaries of major congressional activity, from 1946-present. Use to find legislative initiatives, successful passages of bills into laws, and "unfinished business."

Additional Research Tools

  • Encyclopedia of American Immigration
    Use this to find encyclopedia entries on all aspects of American immigration, from the colonial period through the present. Social, political, economic, legal, and demographic factors are represented. Each entry includes a bibliography to help you identify additional sources.
  • Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West
    Use this to find encyclopedia articles on all aspects of immigration to the U.S., with special emphasis on the West. All entries include bibliographies to help you identify additional sources.
  • CQ Researcher
    CQ Researcher, a service of Congressional Quarterly, provides comprehensive reports on major topics in the news. Designed to help journalists understand all sides of an issue, the reports include statistics, editorial debates, chronologies, and bibliographies. Coverage goes back to 1923, so you can find historical treatment as well.

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  • Chicago Manual of Style Online
    Scroll down to Part 3: Documentation and select the "notes & bibliography" option. Then scroll down very far in the list of source types to get to "legal and public documents." There you will find example entries for court cases, including U.S. Supreme Court cases.


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