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Doing Research on the Web
Finding Web Information
You will need at least two Internet sources other than encyclopedias. They should be specific to your country or topic.
Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web. You will need to pay special attention to evaluating the credibility and objectivity of your Internet sources. See the link to the evaluation guide on the left side of this page.
Recommended Web Sources
A non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues across more than 30 countries in Africa.
Council on Foreign Relations
Dedicated to the understanding of U.S. Foreign policy and international affairs through the free and civil exchange of ideas.
DeStatis (Federal Statistical Office of Germany)
Collects and disseminates very high-quality statistical information that aims to be objective.
An independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.
The FREE Initiative (Far-Right Extremism in Europe Initiative)
A collaboration between the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, with support from the Prevention of and Fight Against Crime Programme of the European Union European Commission-- directorate General Home Affairs as well as various individual collaborators across Europe.
Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
An academic institution carrying out surveys of public opinion in the Americas for more than thirty years.
Minorities at Risk (MAR) Project
A university based research project that monitors and analyzes the status and conflicts of politically-active communal groups in all countries with a current population of at least 500,000.
Political Sciences Resources
Political Science Resources contains links to a large number of sources that are useful in teaching and research.
Global coalition against corruption
Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 452-5541