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Make a Change Project

We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.

~Nelson Mandela

Websites

Find Government Docs Online

Search Executive Orders from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama in the National Archives here.

Search Registered Executive Orders from Clinton to Trump here.

Tips from the Pros!

If you come across a website that will not let you access information without a "donation"...RUN AWAY!

 

Databases...Go here first!

Find Special Interest Groups

PACS

 Government website that gives brief descriptions about types of PACs. On the right-hand side, has links to SuperPACs and hybrid-PACs lists.

    Ten of the biggest political action committees.

Political Non-Profits

Quick of top social justice Political Non-Profits, links and descriptions.

Thorough list of Civil Rights organizations with descriptions and links.

Political Non-Profits that have spent the most on elections. Can sort information by amount spent, name of the Organization, the name of the Parent Company or Organization the group works under, if applicable, and whether or not that group is tax exempt.

Lobbying Groups

The 20 companies and groups that spend the most money to influence lawmakers. The title says it all.

Top Spenders. Companies and organizations that spend the most on trying to influence lawmakers.

Website Evaluation

Evaluating Websites

The CRAP Test

Evaluate Websites Using these Criteria

Currency, Relevance, Authority and Purpose/Point of View

Currency

  • How recent is the information?
  • How recently was the site updated?
  • Is it current enough for your topic?

Relevance

  • Does the information add to or support your research?
  • Does the site provide additional links that are also useful?
  • Does the site provide more or less information than you need?

Authority

  • Who is the author/creator?
  • What are their credentials or connections to the subject?
  • What institution are they affiliated with?
  • Who is the publisher or sponsor?

Purpose/Point of View

  • Is the information fact, opinion, a spoof or a commercial?
  • It it biased?
  • Are all sides of an issue represented?

(adapted from Rohrbough LibGuide, OSU)

Stuck?

Helpful Tools

NoodleTools has a new look and format. DO NOT PANIC!

We will be posting tutorials shortly. In the meantime, stop by the library or email us at lhs-library@lexingtonma.org for help.

Google Meet

Want to video chat with us?

Contact us and we can set up a time to Google Meet together, one on one or as a group. Stop by the library or email us at lhs-library@lexingtonma.org with questions or to set up a time!

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