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Finding information online
There is a huge amount of information on the Internet but the quality is variable. Some reliable sources are suggested below.
See also the tips and suggestions to help you evaluate what's good and what's not!
UK Organizations and Resources
The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust
The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust provides opportunities to learn about Britain’s ethnic minority communities. The trust run orals history projects to collect the life stories of Black communities in Manchester, organise events to share Black history and work with schools to make sure the next generation has a positive attitude to diversity in Britain.
AdvanceHE works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education institutions across the UK and in colleges in Scotland. Their work covers all aspects of equality including gender, ethnicity, disability and age
Black History Month
Black History 365 is an online platform celebrating Black History Arts and Culture throughout the UK
Black Studies Association
The Black Studies Association aims to build the discipline of Black Studies into a force in the UK.
Campaign Against Antisemitism
Campaign Against Antisemitism exposes and counters antisemitism through education and zero-tolerance enforcement of the law.
Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity
The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) is a research centre providing theoretically informed, empirically grounded and policy relevant research on ethnic inequalities in the UK
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) seeks to maintain and strengthen human rights, value diversity and challenge intolerance while identifying and tackling areas where there is still unfair discrimination or where human rights are not being respected. They deal with all aspects of equality and are a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB), established under the Equality Act 2006.
The International Slavery Museum
The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool aims to increase the understanding of transatlantic, chattel and other forms of enslavement.
Race on the Agenda (ROTA)
Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is one of Britain's leading social policy think-tanks focusing on issues that affect Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. Originally set up in 1984, ROTA aims to increase the capacity of BAME organisations and strengthen the voice of BAME communities through increased civic engagement and participation in society.
Runnymede is the UK's leading independent race equality think tank, generating intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.
Tips on evaluating websites
Before believing the information given on a web site, or quoting it in your essay or project, think about the following:
- Who is responsible for the page/site?
- Is it a reliable organisation (eg a well known university) or a subject expert?
- Can you trust them?
Accuracy and reliability
- Is the information correct?
- Is the grammar and spelling correct?
- Is it complete, or are they just giving one point of view?
- Do they have their own agenda eg political organisations?
- Is the information fact or opinion?
- Can you tell how up-to-date it is?
- Is it regularly updated?
- You don't want to quote out-of-date information
Audience / relevance
- Is the information of the right level to be quoted in your project? If it is aimed at the general public or school children it might not be!
- Is the site well structured and easy to navigate?
- Are the links from the page up-to-date and valid?
- If it is well designed and maintained then you can feel more confident about the information it provides