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POL 210: Black Lives Matter: Home
This guide is for students in the Black Lives Matter course.
This research guide is designed for students doing research in Black Lives Matter (Spring 2021). If you run into any obstacles, don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a meeting. ~ Rosalind Tedford
Once you do your search, use the Open Access box on the left panel of the screen to limit your results to only those that are open access.
Search Across Multiple Organizations
Most research organizations, think tanks, advocacy groups make their content and research available for free online. Their content, however, does not always rise to the top in a general Google search. You can use these pre-scoped search options to JUST search across these kinds of organizations.
The US Government is the largest publisher of information in the world. They publish data, research, reports, hearings, policy analyses, etc. and they can be rich sources of ideas and information. Their materials are largely available freely on the web but can be a bit tricky to find in a straight Google search (unless you limit your search to .gov web sites which you can do by putting .gov: in front of your search) Use the links below to get you started.
Each state government has open-access information, legislation, data, research, etc. available. This link will get you to the main web sites for each state. Then you may have do some digging to find what you need.