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Finding Organizations

Organization Information - Current

From Organization Websites

Most organizations will have websites with the following items to look for:

  • Annual reports
    May contain important events, financial information, and a letter from the leadership.
  • Mission statements
    How the organization conceives of its mission.
  • Staff and directors
    Who is in charge.
  • History
    How the organization sees its history.

News Sources

Tax and Financial Information

This information will allow you to compare organizations according to the resources they have available.

Organization Information - Historical

Reference works

Encyclopedias and historical dictionaries can give overviews of the scope of a movement. Some are available online; some are in print in the Bates Reference section.

Scholarly articles

Books in the catalog

The following are book series on controversial social issues:

General Sources on Social Movements