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Research Beyond the Library

Resources published by government agencies, and works that are produced, collected, or preserved by nonprofit and cultural institutions are rich in information and unique in their perspectives. Some instructors will require you to use these types of sources, as well. 

Government Documents & Statistics

Historical or Primary Documents

Think Tank Research

  • Think Tank Search from Harvard Kennedy School--searches websites of over 700 international think tanks that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity. These sites are affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, and non-governmental organizations.

Public Domain & Creative Commons