Policy Research Links & Tips

Policy Research Links & Tips

Where is the data?


Census Data

Economic Data

Education Data

Criminal Justice Data

Health Data

Think Tanks

Even More

Read the Bills, Laws, Rules, Etc.

Advanced Googling for Fun and Profit

  • Search for a specific phrase with quotes – “wind blows sweeping down the plain”
  • Search for one thing or another – sanction OR enforcement
  • Search for results that don’t include a specific word with the hyphen/subtraction sign – “Chocolate cake” -butter
  • Search by site – site:okpolicy.org
  • Find similar sites – related:okpolicy.org
  • Search by filetype (ppt, xls, mdb, pdf, etc.) – filetype:xls
  • Combine them! – site:ok.gov/doc filetype:xls
  • Designate where search terms appear (in the url, title, body of the page and in links to the page)
    –allinurl: oklahoma data
    –allintitle: oklahoma data
    –allintext: oklahoma data
    –allinanchor: oklahoma data
  • Search by image
    (But seriously, don’t type out this link. Do a Google search for “Google search by image.”)
  • Search the news