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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

US Census - Poverty - Home Page

University of Michigan - Poverty Solutions - Facts Page
UC Davis - Poverty Research Center

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD - Poverty USA site

Heritage Foundation - Understanding Poverty (Conservative Organization)

Center for American Progress - Poverty Topic Page  (Liberal Organization)

World Poverty

World Bank - Poverty Site

United Nations - Sustainable Development & Poverty

World Data Lab (An NGO) - Live Poverty Clock

Borgen Non-Profict - Global Poverty 101 - World Poverty Drivers and Facts
- shocking poverty facts

Minnesota Poverty

MN Dept. of Health - Poverty Facts

MN Compass  / Wilder Foundation

MN State Demographic Center - Poverty Info

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. - 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   

 How to:  Evaluate Internet Content / Websites
by Georgetown University Library


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

Primary Sources Info: 
Primary info helps us to know what we've found is true?
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 

 MLA Paper Writing Examples / Including Works Cited Page
OWL MLA      


 Bibliography Citation / Works Cited Page Helpers 
 (all owned by same company!?!)
son of citation machine

Stuck?  Need help getting started? 

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


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.



 Good luck on your projects.  

Good luck on your projects.

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