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.
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
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
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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
Provides full-text access to Time, Newsweek and other popular magazines.
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