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What Moves You? A Resource Guide to Popular Social Movements

Resources related to the #blacklivesmatter, #marchforourlives, #marchforscience, #metoo, #timesup, and #nobannowall social movements.

Domain Name Suffixes

A domain name suffix (the last letters of a web address), reveal a lot about the type of website. Here are a few common domain name suffixes:

 .com - Commercial

 .org - Non-profit

 .gov - Government website

 .edu - Educational

*Note: Other countries use specific domain names. For example sites that end in .ca are Canada, and sites that end in .au are from Australia.

Evaluating Your Website with CRAAP

When you search the Web, you’re going to find a lot of information . . . but is it accurate and reliable? You will have to determine this for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions you can ask yourself in order to determine if the information on a web site is reliable

 CRAAP is an acronym for:

Currency - Is the material current? Does it contain outdated or disproven information? Is the site maintained regularly?

Relevance - Is the material relevant to your question?

Author - Who wrote the content? What are the author's qualifications? Is there a way to contact the author?

Accuracy - How accurate is the information? What evidence does the author use? Does the author cite sources?

Purpose - What is the purpose of the content? Is the content objective or biased?

Suggested Websites

CIA World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The IMF publishes data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

Library of Congress Country Studies
Contains the electronic versions of 80 books published by the Federal Research Division. Books present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world.

UNESCO

Country Profiles
Statistics on education participation, resources, and literacy.

Education Database
Statistics worldwide on education, science, technology, publishing, media, and literacy.

Institute for Statistics
Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture, and communication.

UNData (United Nations)
Database that allows users to search and download a variety of statistics from the United Nations

U.S. Department of State

Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Provide information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of various countries. These fact sheets are also known as 'Background Notes'. 

Country Reports on Terrorism
Provides access to the full and complete reports on terrorism with regard to specific countries and groups.

Human Rights Reports
The annual Human Rights Reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.

World Bank
Provides access to data and research on a variety of development topics across various countries.

World Health Organization

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