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Poverty Project

Before engaging in google fu, here are some links that may be helpful for your Poverty Project.

Internet Links for Poverty Information:


US Poverty

US Census Bureau – Poverty Data Infographics / Visualizations
https://www.census.gov/content/census/en/topics/income-poverty/poverty/library/visualizations.html/

US Census - Poverty - Home Page
https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty.html

University of Michigan - Poverty Solutions - Facts Page
http://poverty.umich.edu/about/poverty-facts/
           
UC Davis - Poverty Research Center
https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/faq/what-current-poverty-rate-united-states

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD - Poverty USA site
http://www.povertyusa.org/

Heritage Foundation - Understanding Poverty (Conservative Organization)
http://www.heritage.org/poverty-and-inequality/report/understanding-poverty-the-united-states-surprising-facts-about

Center for American Progress - Poverty Topic Page  (Liberal Organization)
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/view/
                               



World Poverty

World Bank - Poverty Site 
http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty

United Nations - Sustainable Development & Poverty
http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/poverty/

World Data Lab (An NGO) - Live Poverty Clock
http://worldpoverty.io/

Borgen Non-Profict - Global Poverty 101
https://borgenproject.org/global-poverty/

One.org - World Poverty Drivers and Facts
- https://www.one.org/us/issues/
- shocking poverty facts



Minnesota Poverty

MN Dept. of Health - Poverty Facts
https://apps.health.state.mn.us/mndata/poverty_basic

MN Compass  / Wilder Foundation

http://www.mncompass.org/trends/insights/2015-09-01-poverty

MN State Demographic Center - Poverty Info
https://mn.gov/admin/demography/data-by-topic/income-poverty/




Additional Resources for Poverty Research Projects:
Find a Book:

   Mayo HS Library Book Search / Catalog
  Rochester Public Library 
(you'll need to have a RPL Card to checkout) 

>>PDF of Sample Social Issues Books
Non-fiction Books on Social Issues.compressed.pdf

Idea Generator / Early Research  / Databases - Site:

  Points of View Reference Center -
Provides essays and research information for current and controversial issues.
 
   CQ Researcher - features reports on hot topics with many footnotes to help further research.
  ProCon.org - non-profit site that offers research help on multi-sided issues - has large topic list  


"Larger" Databases 
for finding Peer Reviewed/ Academic Journal Articles:

   Student Resources In Context
 Find your topic and then click on  Academic Journals

       Explora Teens 
Find your topic then select Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals


Fairly Reliable News Sources Sites:

   NY Times
   Washington Post
   - LA Times
   - BBC News
   - Post Bulletin (Rochester)
 - Star Tribune (Mpls.)
   - Pioneer Press (St. Paul)
   Time Magazine


Big Database of Newspapers:  

 
 ProQuest Newstand - offers 1300+ News Sources


Need more help?


Paper Writing / Information Evaluation Help   
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 How to:  Evaluate Internet Content / Websites
by Georgetown University Library

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CARPP Test - for information evaluation
Currency - Reliability - Authority - Purpose / Point of View


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Primary Sources Info: 
Primary info helps us to know what we've found is true?
 https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/education/008-3010-e.html
Primary sources are created at the time that an event happened.   
From statistical data 
         - to letters and emails 
         - to photos, recorded sound and videos 
         - to newspaper articles and interviews.  
Primary data is what researchers often use to create secondary sources, such as encyclopedia and historical books and movies.
Look for examples of primary data mixed in with the information you uncover as you research. It will make your research more reliable.

 ex: photos are a primary source 
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 MLA Paper Writing Examples / Including Works Cited Page
OWL MLA      

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 Bibliography Citation / Works Cited Page Helpers 
 (all owned by same company!?!)
bibme
easybib
son of citation machine
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Stuck?  Need help getting started? 

Research Rescue:
How to figure out what to research / write about and then step by step how do it. 

 

STEP ONE:    
Some advice from BYU Libraries:

Picking a Topic

Before you begin searching for articles, it helps to have a topic in mind. Start broad and brainstorm. Ask yourself:

  • What am I interested in?
  • What have I heard in the news?
  • What’s something that affects me personally?

 

It is important to pick a topic that is relevant to you personally, not just one that you think you will be able to find a lot of information on.

 

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 Good luck on your projects.  





Good luck on your projects.





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