Finding International Information

Search Strategies:

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
  • GATT
  • Uruguay Round
  • international agreement
  • foreign government
  • diplomacy
  • war
  • foreign investment
  • emerging markets
  • TPP
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership

Websites of Interest
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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