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EDUC 520: Education, Poverty & Development (UNH Durham)

Resources and research guidance for projects in Denise Desrosiers's course


Government Information

Government sources such as the education departments in the federal government and individual states can be very good sources of information and statistics. Use the search box on the website or look for categories such as Topics, Publications, Reports, Statistics & Data, etc.

Government publications from the federal government and New Hampshire can be found through the library search box or library catalog. Most recent publication are available online.


Reports, studies, issue papers, etc. from think tanks, nongovernmental organizations,and non-profits can be valuable sources of information.

A think tank or other organization may have an ideological or advocacy perspective or may be nonpartisan. It's useful to review the About Us section of a group's website and look for other views about the organization in order to place their work in context and better evaluate the authority and credibility of their work.

Examples of possibly relevant organizations are listed below. Other strategies to help identify reports from organizations include:

  • search online - for example, limit Google searches to organization sites by including '' (no quotes) in the search
  • check lists of references in books or articles
  • identify likely organizations and look for Resources, Publications, Reports, Data or similar categories on their websites