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SOC 210: Research Methods, Fall 2018: Find Websites

Locating Websites

Many organizations, think tanks and discussion centers have a significant web presence. Before you use the material you find there, be certain to check:

  • The nature and perspective of the organization that provides the material.
  • The currency of the information.
  • The purpose of the source.
  • The method of developing the source:
    • Is it independent research or a compilation of other research?
    • Is it primarily opinion?
    • Does it credit other sources used?

You can often search your topic and add to limit the results to organizations. limits to educational sites, but will results will include student papers, so be cautious.  Two useful guides to think tank sites are:

Find Government Documents

Many government documents are available through the Library Catalog.  However, you can also search for documents on Google by adding or

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