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ENG 111: Annotated Bibliography (Hughes-Loudoun)

This guide supports rhetorical reading, annotating, summarizing, and response skills.

Beyond Google

Scholarly resources may not be apparent if you simple "Google." You can increase the likelihood that an authoritative resource appears at the top of your results by limiting your search by filetype (filetype:pdf) or domain (site:gov or site:edu or site:org). Alternatively, you can begin your search at Google Scholar

Internet Archive Scholar is a good alternative to Google Scholar. For scientific literature, there is Semantic Scholar

You might even try Perplexity or Elicit, two Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Assistants. You may have to "sign up," but it's free and worth experimenting with this AI tool. We suggest these tools over generic AI tools as they are designed for research purposes and display the source for the resources they present to users. 

Statistical resources

Several Federal government agencies could be helpful for this research project, including the following:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Census Bureau 

U.S. Department of Labor, State Minimum Wage Laws

Virginia government agencies should be consulted as well, such as:

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry 

Non-governmental sites that may be helpful include:

USA Facts

Pew Research Center 

Also, consider the think tanks that might be covering this topic:

Brookings Institution

American Enterprise Institute