Historical research uses a wide variety of materials and your professor expects you to use scholary and primary sources both. This site is designed to provide guidance of where to look and how to identify what you have found.
From your syllabus, you need to locate PRIMARY sources and SECONDARY sources for several pre-paper assignments. For the final paper you may or may not use some of what you find for the earlier assignments as research and writing continually evolve throughout the research cycle.
Need ideas? What you are reading in class and your lecture topics will inspire ideas, but this is early in the semester and you have not covered all possible topics, so here are sites to browse to get additional ideas (Note: These are not research sources, simply to stimulate ideas for topics):
History of Migration and Immigration Laws in the United States at http://www.umass.edu/complit/aclanet/USMigrat.html
Immigration Law (Cornell) at http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/Immigration
Immigrants Rights (ACLU) http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights
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Last Update: January 21, 2014 15:20