Civics: Immigration Pathfinder

Immigration Reform

Use the following resources to find information about immigration reform:


SIRS Knowledge Source

  • Click the green “view all issues” button on the right
  • Click “I” on the alphabet and select immigration 

InfoTrac (Gale): Opposing Viewpoints

  • Search for illegal immigrants
  • Search for amnesty
  • Search for immigration reform (notice as you begin to type in a phrase other immigration phrases come up)
  • What kinds of results do you see?
    • Viewpoints (pro vs con)
    • Reference (background) articles
    • Newspaper and magazine articles



  • Contains articles from national and international historical and current newspapers.
  • Click “Find a Topic”
  • Click “Social Issues”
  • Immigration reform is under Civil and Human rights
  • Narrow down results using the tools on the left.

Boston Globe Archives Students and staff, please click here for access.

  • Contains full access to Boston Globe archives from 1872-present. Only five users may be logged on at one time.

**Don’t forget to cite your sources!!**

EasyBib Citation Generator

For this (and all Civics assignments) you will be expected to cite your sources using the APA format.  To create your own Easy Bib account where you can save your citations please click here and follow these steps:

1. Type in the coupon code: NoblemsMA

2. Create a username using firstname_lastname

3. Use your Nobles email password.

4. Click save

5. Now you have created your account!  When you want to re-access your account just go to and log in! When you are creating citations, make sure APA is the selected format.

*Citation Tips*

  • Always capitalize proper nouns, including author names and initials: ex. J. Gifford
  • If you are quoting directly from a source you will need to include the author, year of publication, and the page number in parentheses after the quote.   There are two main ways to do this:
    • Introduce the quotation with a phrase before the quote that includes the author’s last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.
      • According to Jones (1998), “Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time” (p. 199). 
    • If the author is not named in a phrase before the quote, place the author’s last name, the year of publication, and the page number in parentheses after the quotation.
      • She stated, “Students often had difficulty using APA style” (Jones, 1998, p. 199), but she did not offer an explanation as to why.
    • If there are multiple authors, list all of the authors and the year.
      • According to Sokoll, Tragert, & Twohig (2016), “Reading is awesome” (p.1).
      • They stated, “Reading is awesome” (Sokoll, Tragert, and Twohig, 2016, p.1).