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FCS 3240: Ind. & Fam. Development

 

You may need to find data, statistics, illustrations, and examples to provide evidence for your points.

Find this information using:

Government Websites

Organization Websites

Think Tanks

Government Websites

Government agencies collect a huge amount of data that they make available online for free.

When searching for data and statistics, add "site:.gov" to your keyword search in Google to limit to government sites.

Also,  figure out the agency that would collect statistics for your topic and search directly on their site.

For example:

Healthcare -

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FastStats

USDA Food & Nutrition (includes SNAP & WIC)

 Education -

National Center for Education Statistics

The Nation's Report Card

  Income/Population/Housing -

      United States Census

 

Organization Websites

Add "site:.org" to your keyword search in Google to limit to organizational web sites.  

For example, the search "death penalty" site:.org, brings back:

Death Penalty Information Center: DPIC

Death Penalty | Amnesty International

Remember to evaluate websites for their accuracy, currency, and  credibility. Please ask if you are unsure about a website.