While searching for information using Google, limiting the type of website that will appear in search results can be helpful to limit your information to government or military sources, as opposed to only news outlets.
To limit the type of website that appears in a google search, simply add “site:” to your search. For example, to limit your search to only government sources, type site:.gov.
Useful limitations for searches include:
Google can be used to search within a specific website, as well. For instance, typing "site:amnesty.org" will provide results from within Amnesty International's website.
ACLED is a project to create data about armed conflict around the world. This data can be used to corroborate state actors’/non-state actors’ violence. In the rare case, this may be a way to find news stories about the very instance where a client experienced violence.
How to access ACLED data
How to use ACLED data
The information found in UN Documents include reports from the Commission on Human Rights and CEDAW. These reports are really useful as they separately document and report on the issues reported by clients, and in a way from the UN that’s difficult to refute.
Generally the most efficient way to find out about these issue-specific UN documents is through UK Home Reports (since they usually quote relevant portions). It's probably still best to attach the UN document itself to the Table of Contents/Index and quote it directly, rather than just referencing the part of the UK report that discusses the report.
How to search all UN Documents