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POS 101

Subject-Specific Encyclopedias/Databases

United Nations iLibrary
Books, Papers, and Statistics organized by themes such as Drug Crime & Terrorism, Economic & Social Development, Population Growth, Environment & Climate Change, Human Rights & Refugees, Population & Demography, Public Health, Women & Gender Issues, and more. The site can be searched by theme, by country, or by a combination of the two.

Government Sources and Statistics

Blogs

BlogSearchEngine.Org:  Tool for searching many blogs including .gov, .edu, .org as well as .com sites.

Search Blog Spot:: Tool for searching blogs that are on Blogspot (a free blog creation/hosting site sponsored by Google.

Popular Magazines

Magazines on Google: Some popular magazines found on Google.

Use of Wikipedia

Main site: Wikipedia

How it should be used:

  • Gather background information
  • Generate search terms
  • Find other resources in the bibliography/reference section

Cannot be cited because:

  • Currency (No guarantee when specific information has been updated)
  • Authority (Authors cannot be identified; not necessarily experts)
  • Point of View (Do not know if the author has bias)