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EBGN 434 -- Property Rights and Natural Resources: Find Web Sites

This guide is for students in Dr. Smith's Property Rights and Natural Resources course.

Why use Web Resources?

Websites provide up-to-the minute news and information about current events, trends, and controversial topics.  They may also contain government publications such as reports, statistics, legislation and service information; interviews, newspaper articles; research reports; conference/workshop/symposium papers; maps and other types of resources.  

Finding Country Information

Country Information Research Guide – University of Colorado Boulder 

US Department of State - Country, Human Rights Reports

CIA World Fact Book 

Search for information from your country using their domain:

  1. Find the internet domain for your country
  2. Search Google using “site:.___”  For example, if I choose to look at mining in Brazil, my search might look like this: mining regulation site:.br

Finding Good Web Resources

Use these good search habits to find high quality, authoritative sources on the internet:

1)  Limit your Google Search by domain -- add site:. before a domain, such as .gov or .edu. 

2) Use Google Scholar, instead of the regular Google search box to find for scholarly articles

3) Let the Google Scholar citation help you find related articles, create a citation or get the full text from the library

Evaluating Web Resources