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ENGL 100 Freyberg Human Rights: Websites

Where do Internet Sources Come From?

Evaluate your results by considering:

  • Who is the author?
  • Who is the publisher:  what business or organization is putting this information on the internet?
  • Is there a date?
  • Where is their information coming from?  Do they provide references?
  • Who is the audience:  who are they writing for?


Three ways to Google:

1.  Advanced Google Search

  •    On this advanced page you can use this: "Search within a site or domain" to limit your search to .edu and .org
  •    Use quotation marks for phrases like "what is education"
  •    Always be critical! Information from a .edu or a .org should be approached critically, too!

2. Google Scholar

  • It's powerful, like a cross between Google and a database
  • It's a bit frustrating, because most of the articles are not available "full-text"
  • Solution: articles that have "PDF" on the right side of screen often are "full-text"
  • Another Solution: E-mail me the article's citation (the main information about the article) and I'll try to find it

3.  Google News

  • News sources from around the world
  • Good for getting current articles on recent news

Great websites!

Amnesty International  Amnesty International is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. "Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights."

Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC) "BAATC efforts equip and engage individuals, civic groups, and non-profits with best practices to sustain in the fight against human trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond."

Human Rights Watch (HRW) HRW is a nonprofit and "one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights."

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) "The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society." 

United Nations The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

             - Universal Declaration of Human Rights

             - Millennium Development Goals

             - Charter of the United Nations

             - Human Rights

             - Documents & Resources

             - "Plain language" Universal Declaration of Human Rights

            Human Rights Q&A


IPL2:  Internet Public Library websites that have been reviewed and recommended by librarians.