Country Research

POLITICS –

CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

1.  Go to https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

2.  Select your country from the list.

3.  Information to answer questions can be found in the GOVERNMENT and MILITARY tabs.

FREEDOM HOUSE

  1. Go to http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2013
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the BY NAME tab and select your country.
  3. Scores are out of 6.  1 is Free and 6 is Not Free
  4. Information to answer questions can be found in the narrative.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

  1. Go to http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2013/country-chapters
  2. Select your country from the list.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

  1. Go to http://www.amnesty.org/en/annual-report/2013
  2. In the right hand column select your country. 

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

  1. Go to http://www.transparency.org/
  2. Select your country from the list.
  3. Information can be found in the Data & Research and Public Opinion tabs.

ECONOMICS –

UN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX

  1. Go to http://hdr.undp.org/en/data/profiles/
  2. Select your country from the list.
  3. Information can be found by clicking on the various tabs.

CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

  1. Go to https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  2. Select your country from the list.
  3. Information to answer questions can be found in the Economy tab.

WORLD BANK

  1. Go to http://www.worldbank.org/en/country
  2. Select your country from the list.
  3. Click on the Overview tab.

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

  1. Use this PDF document: World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
  2. Find your nation by using the search bar in Preview.
  3. Look at the first page of research for your country.

CULTURE

CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

  1. Go to https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  2. Select your country from the list.
  3. Information to answer questions can be found in the Communications tab.

UNESCO

  1. Go to http://en.unesco.org/
  2. Click on countries.
  3. Scroll down for a list of the member nations.

US STATE DEPARTMENT

  1. Go to http://travel.state.gov/.
  2. Click on International Travel.
  3. Select the country.

MUSEUM

1. Do a google search for any museum in your nation.

OLYMPIC

  1. Go to Olympic.org
  2. Use the filter to search for your nation.
  3. You may need to do a google search to find out additional information.

MISCELLANEOUS

BBC

  1. Go to bbc.co.uk
  2. In the upper right hand corner of the page, use the search bar to search for stories about your country.

AL JAZEERA

  1. Go to aljazeera.com
  2. In the upper right hand corner of the page, under the Sports Tab, use the search bar to search for stories about your country.

THE GUARDIAN

  1. Go to theguardian.com/us
  2. In the upper right hand corner of the page use the search bar to search for stories about your country.

GLOBAL POST

  1. Go to globalpost.com
  2. In the upper right hand corner of the page use the search bar to search for stories about your country.

GLOBAL ISSUES IN CONTEXT

  1. Go to the Media Center Datebases
  2. Log-in using User Name: raiders and Password: raiders1
  3. Scroll down to Global Issues in Context
  4. Click on Browse Issues and Topics
  5. Click on Browse Regions
  6. Select your country.