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Recommended Online Resources
Below are a selection of websites recommended by Prof. Lotstein which may be of use when researching your regions.
See the CITING ONLINE SOURCES page on how to create MLA formatted citations for these sources.
When using online sources, but sure to apply recommended evaluation criteria before using any information in your research paper.
World News and Current Events
The British Broadcasting Corporation, founded in 1922, is the national public service broadcasting station for Britain.
New York Times
The New York Times has the largest metropolitan circulation of any newspaper in the U.S. and has been continuously published since 1851.
National Public Radio (NPR)
NPR is a non-profit media company serving public radio stations across the U.S.
Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization.
The Economist (Britain)
The Economist has covered international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology since 1843.
The Guardian is a British National Newspaper established in 1821.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thomson Reuters is a multinational mass media and information firm.
Science Daily : Geography News
General Data Reference
CIA World Factbook
The Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. *Make note of the LAST UPDATED date under the Country name for your Works Cited/References page.
Population Reference Bureau
Country data includes economy, government, population, disease, border issues and more.
UNICEF (United Nations)
Focusing on health, welfare and education of the worlds children.
Freedom House : Freedom in the World
Ranking of countries based on political freedom, civil rights and fair legal system, Click on a country for more information.
Global Peace Index
Ranking of countries based on political instability, violent crime, weapons, etc.
Transparency International : Corruption Perceptions Index
The 2020 corruption perceptions index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in 177 countries and territories
NOAA Natural Hazards Map
National Centers for Environmental Information world map of environmental hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis). Includes historical events. Use the navigation bar to limit to type of hazard.
Science Daily : Geography News
Science Daily is an award-winning popular science news website.
Climate Change Data Portal (World Bank)
The Portal provides an online tool for access to comprehensive global, regional, and country data related to climate change and development.
World Resources Institute
Provides reports and data on climate, energy, food, forests, water and cities.