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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Dedicated to minority issues. A news source for information concerning challenges at higher educational institutions.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
Is there a Legal Right to Die?
Legal, medical, and ethical issues involved in palliative care, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI)
The news reports and publications on topics such as tax and welfare reform and the disadvantages of "big government" provide examples of some of America's conservative political views
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) is a "center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States." The site includes a FAQ on poverty; IRP discussion papers, reports, and abstracts ...
ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
Provides research in a pro-con format on "controversial issues" related to business, health medicine, law, politics, religion, science, technology, sex, gender, and sports.
This organization is "an independent source of criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information for the public and policy-makers [which has] become a national leader in the development of alternative sentencing programs and in the reform of criminal justice policy."
Terri Schiavo Case: Legal Issues Involving Healthcare Directives, Death, and Dying
Compilation of documents and links to information about the court case involving Terri Schiavo, the Florida patient whose feeding tube was removed in March 2005. Topics include legal documents, living wills, the lawyers involved, related cases....
The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
What's Up With the Weather?
This site examines "the science and politics of one of the most controversial issues of the 21st century: the truth about global warming." Topics include fossil fuel consumption, the role ice cores play in interpreting the history of the global environment, and predictions for "what would happen to the world's coastlines if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet melted."
Articles and links to resources about women. Topics include work, politics, reproductive rights, body image, health, religion, violence against women, and relationships. An About.com site.
Web Searching Strategies
Document the Source Most writing styles require certain information for citing Web sites. When keeping notes write the URL, the date you accessed and the description of the site. If the URL changes you may need to search for it later.
Evaluate the Web site Don't believe everything you read!
Google Scholar If you need to use the Internet for research use limits under <More> on Google home page or try the Google Scholar link.
Web search engines Not all search engines (Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask.com, etc.) are the same. Each has strengths and weaknesses. Search engines do not search all of the Internet.
Wikipedia is not a scholarly Web site but it may be a starting point for definitions or to help identify names when you haven't a clue where to begin.