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English 110 - Peters - Culture and Immigration: Home

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research on culture and immigration in English 110 with Prof. Meryl Peters.

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Your Assignment

1915 photo of immigration station at Angel Island, CA

Your assignment requires you to conduct research in order to explore one of the immigration "waves" you descend from. Based on your research, you will write a five-page paper using at least four sources. Your paper will explore:

  • the immigration wave/group
  • the conditions that caused them to leave their country of origin
  • the process of their journey to the United States
  • the conditions they faced upon arrival
  • the impact this immigration wave/group had/has on U.S. culture.

Image: Immigration Station, Angel Island, California, from Library of Congress.

Getting Started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you gather background information to guide your research, identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

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