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SOSC 3520 - Understanding Comparative Politics: Recommended Search Tools & Sources



  • Allows you to search the Library Catalog + multiple databases at the same time
  • Use the PowerSearch Guide to learn how to use this powerful tool

Background Information

Country Background Information

  • Country reports from 19 countries with  updated statistics and articles
  • Many countries - good reports covering politics, economy, resources, etc.
  • Use the facet for "E-resources"
  • Sort by title

         The Statesman's Yearbook (Ref JA51 .S797 )

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific (HA4551 .S73)

Free Online Resources

World Factbook
A Publication from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Includes country based information on flags, maps, geography, people, government, the economy, transport, communication, and defense. 

Chiefs of State and cabinet Ministers of Foreign Countries -  Also from the CIA, "foreign" means non-USA


These sites were recommended by Prof. Wong on your syllabus

Survey Data & Publications

Sources of Background Information and Data

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