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Finding International Information: Home

This research guide includes major web and print resources.

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Words and phrases useful in searching the library catalog, WestCat, or any of the databases to which WIU Libraries subscribe, are listed below:

foreign trade
globalization
multinational
global economy
international
global trade
treaty
foreign affairs
UN
United Nations
immigration
emigration
NAFTA
CAFTA
GATT
Uruguay Round
international agreement
foreign government
diplomacy
war
foreign investment
emerging markets

International Information

United Nations Research Guides & Resources
This excellent guide organizes a lot of the information put out by the UN, including statistics, organizations, themes, and more.

Foreign Governments
This site from Northwestern University Library links to official agency/minister websites of foreign governments.

Constitution Finder
This database from the University of Richmond provides links to constitutions of foreign countries as well as their drafts and previous incarnations.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Human rights violations/abuses reported by the American Embassies abroad (reporting is mandated by federal law and based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights--see the preface for more info). The information is used in developing trade/international policies.

Web Links from GODORT
This page from the Government Documents Round Table includes links to IGOs and NGOs.

Topical Guides from GODORT
This is a list of online guides concerning international information.

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