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Who cares about your issue?
Organizations and government agencies
Non-governmental organizations, non-profits and government agencies are great sources for background information, statistical reports, current perspectives and personal stories on a topic.
On Google, search for your topic along with either site.org or site.gov.
Try these organizations if you are having trouble finding stories:
Search by country for human rights information.
Human Rights Watch
Go to "Regions" and then look for specific country for reports on human rights issues.
U.S. Department of State
Go to Policy Issues section.
United Nations Human Rights Council - countries section
Click on the appropriate region in the world map, then choose a country. Once on the country's page, choose Recent News in the upper left corner of the page.
News articles often feature personal stories as "attention grabbers" as well as including contain interviews with people from interested organizations.
ProQuest US Newsstream, including Star Tribune
US Newsstream enables users to search current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, along with national and regional news sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune.
Is this source authoritative?
Who is the author? (Remember that authors can be organizations or institutions.)
Consider the organizational affiliation of the author - respected organizations publish the work of respected authors!
What makes the author an "expert" in the field he or she is writing about?
- What are his or her qualifications?
- Does he or she have education or work experience in the field?
- Can you contact the author? Are there telephone numbers, addresses and/or email addresses listed?
- Has he or she published anything else about the subject?
from: "Evaluating for credible, authoritative, reliable sources: Authority " https://tacomacc.libguides.com/c.php?g=373171&p=2522849 Accessed 1/25/2021