Research Links

Background Notes
U.S. Department of State: Land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

CQ Researcher
Congressional Quarterly: Political and social issues, health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. See Media Center staff for password information.

Michigan Electronic Library
Access lots of different databases! MeL Databases – Discoverer, Electronic Library, InfoTrac Databases, OCLC. MeL Internet – Librarian recommended web sites (best of the Internet).
US Census Bureau
Data, publications, and products.

World Fact Book
CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - Population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.
World Bank
Data, statistics, news and events for countries and regions.

Research 101

Research 101 is an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers the basics, including how to select a topic and develop research questions, as well as how to select, search for, find, and evaluate information sources.