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Databases

History Reference Center
The History Reference Center database features reference books, encyclopedias, and nonfiction books from leading history publishers.  This resource also includes history periodicals, historical documents, biographies, historical photos and maps, and historical videos.  Virtual Tour

Procitizen 
Procitizen will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test through a series of 100 videos, practice exercises and quizzes. If you have already signed up for a user name and password through Pronunciator, you can use the same user name and password for ProCitizen. 

 

Websites

Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for providing immigration-related services and benefits such as naturalization and work authorization as well as investigative and enforcement responsibilities relating to federal immigration, customs and air security laws.

Guide to Naturalization
The Guide to Naturalization (M-476) provides information on the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship, an overview of the naturalization process, and eligibility requirements. To view the Guide, you must have the free Adobe Reader software installed on your computer. If you do not have this software you may download it from the Adobe Corporation.  

Khan Academy: American Civics
Free videos about how the government works in the United States.

Naturalization Sample Test
The naturalization self test is a study tool to help you test your knowledge of U.S. history and the structure of our government. The actual test is NOT a multiple choice test. The civics test is an oral test and the USCIS Officer will ask you up to 10 of the 100 civics questions. You must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test. You will also be evaluated on your ability to speak, read, write, and understand English at your interview.

Preparing for the Oath
A series of online video tutorials created by the National Museum of American History to prepare individuals for the civics portion of the Naturalization Test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Sevices
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. From this site you can download most immigration forms, such as green card, employment, cititizenship and naturalization, family and adoption. You may also file certain applications online, check your immigration case status and learn more about filing fees.

 

Community and Local Links     

International Institute of Buffalo
Assist immigrants, refugees, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to  overcome language and cultural barriers so that they can become self-sufficient, productive members of the community and to promote global education and international connections in Western New York. 

Journey's End Refugee Services
Christian community-based organization with the mission of welcoming refugees without regard to ethnic origin or creed and to assist them to become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community. 

 

Library Materials

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Civics
Immigration
Naturalization 
United States Citizenship