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Tiverton High School Library: Sustainability Goals

Sustainable Development Goals & Country Research

Sustainable Development Goals - Resources
Global Competence

UN Sustainable Development Goals https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview/post-2015-development-agenda.html

 

https://www.globalgoals.org/

(or try http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/

 

 How countries are doing in meeting the SDGs

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/countries-achieving-un-sustainable-development-goals-fastest/

 

SDG Index

https://sdgindex.org/
 

Project Zero (Harvard Graduate School of Education) Global Competence

http://www.pz.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/Educating%20for%20Global%20
​Competence%20Short%2
0HHJ.pdf

 

 Asia Society – leader in developing goals and resources in support of Global Competence http://asiasociety.org/globalcompetence

 

Appropriate Technology

Ideas for Projects – Information about Appropriate Technology

--Practical Action- Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries http://practicalaction.org

 

--MIT D-Lab http://d-lab.mit.edu/

 

--Catapult Design - design firm focused on social good and impact https://catapultdesign.org/work/

 

--100 under $100 – information on the book and related projects (click on Resources tab) http://100under100.org/

 

 

Grolier Online Encyclopedia

Basic country information as well as web links
to more in-depth info.

EBSCO MasterFile Premier
Magazine & Newspaper Database:
Choose full text, edit dates, and check abstracts!

 

Google Site Search

Site Search--  site:  source   topic

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examples--  site:  new york times sustainability goals

                                Site:  new york times nigeria povery levels  (or data or statistics)

 

Think about your keywords--don't get stuck searching the same keywords if you are not finding anything!

Other good sources:  time.com 
                                     usa today 
                                     nbc.com (other news organizations: 
                                                      cbs, abc, msnbc...)
                                     npr.org
                                     washington post
                                     cnn.com
                                     
boston globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source Credibility

The CRAAP Test!

  1. Currency: Is the information up-to-date?
  2. Relevance: Is the information relevant and of a level appropriate for your research?
  3. Authority: Where is the information published and who is the author?
  4. Accuracy: Where does the information come from? Is it supported by evidence?
  5. Purpose: Why was this information published? What was the motive?

Finding the author (individual or organizational) on a website--If one isn't obvious, check the About Us section or any Board of Directors, Editors, Staff links. About/About Us will often be at the top of a page, but could also be at the bottom.  Use your eyeballs to find this info!!