For this assignment, you might need several types of sources:
|Source Type||Start Here|
|Start with the library search bar - advanced search. Try the "peer reviewed" limit. You can also use the recommended library databases below.|
Reports from think tanks and government agencies
|Google or on a specific site (like the one for the Brooking Institution). Use recommendations and Google Search Tips below. Make sure to evaluate potential sources.|
|Journalism/News||Google News or the UT Libraries NexisUni database, or the UT Libraries access to the New York Times. The Texas Tribune is also freely available online. Make sure to evaluate unfamiliar publications.|
|Legislation||Access Texas legislation at Texas Legislature Online. You can search by keyword, but another strategy is to search for important legislation you read about in a news article.|
Searching databases is different than searching Google. Distil what you're looking for into a few key terms or phrases, rather than whole sentences.
|immigrant students||academic achievement||policy debates|
undocumented students (more specific)
achievement (more general)
attitudes (more general/related)
Google Search Tips:
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