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One Book 2019-2020: Immigration, Borders and Education - Behold the Dreamers & Papers: Find Web Sites

Searching the web

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Source: "Searching Google Effectively" by Joshua Vossler, UWF Libraries, Educational use.

Key Web Resources

Useful websites

The following web sites (and search engines) are a place to start, though they offer just a hint of what's out there.

Statistics & Government Resources

Select Research Centers /Public Policy Think Tanks:

Specific Social Issues:

Why Websites?

browser search bar with http://www. in it

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The web is a great resource for:
  • Government information
  • International sources
  • Up-to-the-minute news
  • Local resources
  • Organizations involved in an issue
  • Statistics
  • Opinion
  • Images and video
  • and much more

Image Source: "Internet1" by Rock1997 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Effective Web searching

Effective Web Searching

Improve your search results with site-specific searching: 

Limit to:

  • Government websites:
  • Educational institutions (but watch out for student work!)
  • Non-profit organizations (and some businesses)
  • Specific industries and many news sources are commercial enterprises.