WGS 450: Country Research
Start Here: Country Background Info
These are listed in alphabetical order. It is highly recommended that you look at several of these sites when compiling country information. Some information is generated in the United States and some is generated elsewhere, so be on the lookout for bias in each of the sources.
Try using the library search (the main "find it" box on the library home page). Use the limiters on the left to select scholarly sources and subjects. This will give you a broad range of sources.
To search more specific databases, try these:
And if that wasn't enough...
To see all newspapers available through the GVSU libraries, follow these steps:
http://www.gvsu.edu/library > Databases > All Database Types > Newspapers
For international news, start with InfoTrac and ProQuest.
World news online:
Try searching Google for the name of your country plus the word "news." Be careful about which sources come up. If the site is not in your preferred language, use Google Translate (http://translate.google.com) to translate the page.
Here are several specific online news sources:
Human Rights Reports
To see all the streaming video available through the GVSU libraries, follow these steps:
Recommended video collections:
- Ethnographic Video Online
- Filmakers Library Online
- LGBT Studies in Video
- VAST: Academic Video Online
Tip: After you are in the video database and have a list of videos related to your country, over your mouse over the video title to see an abstract and to make sure that the "content type" is "documentary."