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General Sites
Gateway to federal government information

Government Publishing Office

U.S. Politics

American National Election Studies (ANES)


Presidential Vetoes
From the U.S. Senate website, this page includes links to digitized sections of two government documents.
Also available in print at Simpson Library: Presidential Vetoes, 1789-1976 (JK586 .P73x 1978) and Presidential Vetoes, 1977-1984 (JK586 .P731x 1985).


C-SPAN Video Library

Video footage of government activities; browsable by topic, series, congressional committee, or bill

Countries and Regions

Freedom in the World
By Freedom House, it tracks global trends in political rights and civil liberties in all countries worldwide

African Union
The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent.

European Union
Multilingual gateway to the European Union

United Kingdom Government Site
Since Brexit, information about the United Kingdom is not available on the European Union website

CIA World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Think Tanks

Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
Searchable database produced by the conservative Heritage Foundation

Research Centers in International Relations on the Web
From the nonprofit, nonpartisan United States Institute of Peace

Fact-checking is an important skill to have. With the overabundance of disinformation online, and questionable posts or links on social media, it is important to stay vigilant by verifying the sources you view online before you believe them, and/or share them with others.

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Citing Your Sources

While writing research papers, you may need to:

 List your sources in bibliographies or works cited, and

♦ Provide either footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical citations

For more help with citations, check this guide out.


International Development

Search foreign aid projects by donor, region, issue, loan amount; hosted by William and Mary, BYU, and Development Gateway

Humanitarian Response Index
Independent evaluation by DARA of crisis relief and development efforts by 23 primarily Western and Northern developed nations

International Development Association
The International Development Association (IDA) is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Overseen by 173 shareholder nations, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions.

Peace Corps

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG)
The Division's work provides analytical inputs for intergovernmental deliberations on sustainable development.

United States Agency for International Development