University Libraries

WGS 450: Country Research



Try searching Summon (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:

International News

To see all newspapers available through the GVSU libraries, follow these steps: > 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 ( to translate the page.

Here are several specific online news sources:

Human Rights Reports

Streaming Video

To see all the streaming video available through the GVSU libraries, follow these steps:

http://www.gvsu/edu/library > Databases > All Database Types > Video

Recommended video collections:

  • Ethnographic Video Online
  • Filmakers Library Online
  • Kanopy
  • 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."


Mary O'Kelly
Head of Instructional Services

University Libraries

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI 49401