Country reports for 175 countries include basic geography and political information as well as descriptions of business culture, human rights and religious freedom information, and travel warnings.
CountryWatch Country Reviews
An up-to-date source of information on countries of the world. CountryWatch provides both basic statistic and in-depth information on political and social conditions.
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
Academic OneFile (Gale)
Academic OneFile offers sources on a wide range of topics from scholarly journals and magazines and newspapers.
CQ Researcher report is dedicated to a single topic and is researched and written by a journalist. Each report includes background and chronology, an assessment of the current situation, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of further reading.
Google Scholar allows you to search the Web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles available from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Click on "Full-Text @ NCC Library" to locate the item through the Normandale Library subscriptions. Only items for which Normandale Library has a current subscription will be available for free.
Note: When accessing from off campus, you will be directed to log into the library site before with your StarID and password before you can search in Google Scholar.
"Womenwatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system."Two areas of the website are particularly helpful:
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an international nonprofit organization that advocates for human rights. The website has current information on human rights issues, and the publications page can be searched by topic or country.
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Criteria to use when evaluating the quality of an Internet site.
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
(from UC Berkeley)
Evaluating Sources Chart
from Oakland University Libraries
APA Quick Guide
A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
APA Documentation Guide (UW-Madison)
Wisconsin's APA citation guide is a little more geared toward the beginner.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
Slightly more advanced than Wisconsin.