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Research help for Dr. Dunne's class

Suggested types of sources

Opinion and News
  • Newspaper/magazine articles
  • News clips
  • Interviews
  • Editorials
  • Authoritative blogs
  • Government websites or documents
  • Laws
Non Governmental Organization (NGOs)
  • Oxfam
  • Human Rights Watch
  • etc.
Background info/history
  • Encyclopedias 
  • Books (print and e)


Recommended Databases

Civil and Human Rights Custom Google Search

This custom Google search uses websites chosen by your teachers.

Research tips

2 reasons why using databases will save you time

  1. The resources in the databases are trusted
  2. They offer preformatted citations you can copy and paste into your documents


Remember the CRAP test--things to consider when choosing sources

  • C=Currency (When was the piece created?)
  • R=Relevance (Does it answer your question? Do you understand it?)
  • A=Authority (Why do you trust the author?)
  • P=Purpose (Why was the piece created?)


When you find a source that's useful but clearly biased, don't worry.

  • You can use it, just be sure to find another source that takes an opposing position and include it in your presentation.


Citation help


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Alida Hanson
Weston High School
444 Wellesley St.
Weston, MA 02394