CIA World Factbook
Succinct and factual details about each country; country rankings.
Detailed histories,economic and political conditions, as well US relations with each country.
Europa World Year Book (print)
Authoritative and substantive country profiles.
Country Commercial Guides
Political and economic conditions and regulations that affect doing business there.
Country Studies - Library of Congress
Detailed profiles coevr history, economic conditions, social structure, etc.
OECD Country Information
Overviews and statistics on OECD member countries - about 30 countries included.
BBC News - Country Profiles
Overviews and BBC news by country.
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images. How to export to RefWorks
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest collection of digital social science data. These data can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses.
You can check the availability of article full text if you use our link to Google Scholar, which will ask you to log in with your OU NetID. How to export to RefWorks See our guide to adding OU Libraries resources to Google Scholar
Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present. How to export to RefWorks
LexisNexis Academic Universe
NEWS: full text access to newspapers, magazines, trade journals, newsletters, news wires, and transcripts. News sources are never scholarly, but they can give you up-to-date information on current events. BUSINESS: access to financial and business information for specific companies. It's most accurate when you limit your search by sources, such as Hoover's Company Reports, S&P Corporate Descriptions, American Marketplace, and Tax Analysts Publications. LEGAL: you can search for legal information such as court decisions, legal codes, legal news, and law journals. The coverage includes information both at the state level and at the federal level. How to export to RefWorks
Political Science: SAGE Full Text
Full-text of 29 journals covering general political science topics, American government and politics, political sociology, comparative politics, policy studies, political communication, peace / conflict studies, presidential studies, political theory and philosophy, international relations, and area studies. How to export to RefWorks
Project Muse provides full-text access to the content from over 400 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences. How to export to RefWorks
Full-text journals published by Elsevier; coverage is generally from 1995-present. How to export to RefWorks
Social Sciences Citation Index Expanded
Provides indexing coverage of the journal literature in the social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, political science and economics. Also an excellent tool to determine who has cited an article. Coverage: 1900 - present. How to export to RefWorks
Social Sciences Full Text
Includes full-text articles from over 300 journals, covering concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences: 1983 - present. How to export to RefWorks
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Writing a Literature Review - Linked from UNC - Chapel Hill
Writing a Literature Review - Linked from University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing a Literature Review - Linked from Boston College Libraries This is a multi-page tutorial.
Writing an Annotated Bibliography - Linked from OWL Purdue
Writing Resources for Students Find in-depth information about the mechanics of writing, MLA/APA citations, avoiding plagiarism, and more.
The Washington Quarterly
Databases geared towards popular publications
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega
Provides full-text access to Time, Newsweek and other popular magazines.
LexisNexis Academic Universe
A good source for newspaper articles.
Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.
- US State Department
- US Agency for International Development
- UK Dept. for International Development
- United Nations - Development
- World Bank
- Africa Action
- International Crisis Group
- Human Rights Watch
- Freedom House
- Audiovisual Library of International Law
- Constitutions of the World
- Center for Securities Studies
- U.S. Bureau of Justice Statisitcs