CIA World Factbook
Succinct and factual details about each country; country rankings.
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
From the U.S. Department of State. Includes links to country histories,economic and political conditions.
Country Commercial Guides - U.S. International Trade Association
Described as reports on "market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs prepared at U.S. Embassies worldwide by Commerce Department, State Department and other U.S. agencies' professionals."
Country Studies - Library of Congress
Detailed profiles covering history, economic conditions, and social and political information.
OECD Country Profiles
Overviews and statistics on OECD member countries - about 36 countries included.
BBC News - Country Profiles
Overviews and BBC news by country.
Full text of peer reviewed journal articles in political science, politics, public administration, and international relations journals. How to export to RefWorks
Academic Search Complete Multi-disciplinary full-text database for social sciences, humanities, and science.
Political Science Complete
Includes both a national and international perspective of political science topics, drawing from scholarly, professional and peer-reviewed sources, and offering considerable full-text content. Thanks to MeL.
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
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
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
New York Times Historical
Offers full-text, full-image articles of The New York Times, going back to 1851. The database can be used to search national and international news, editorials, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, plus historical photos and advertisements. The documents are downloadable in PDF format. How to export to RefWorks
ProQuest One Business
Provides access to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed business journals, trade journals and business news publications. Includes the full-text of the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Economist.
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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.
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
- 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