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International Studies

International Studies Student-Teaching Resources

The web offers an outstanding variety of resources for teachers of all levels and students pursuing a teaching career to help create an engaging classroom experience. The faculty of the department have highlighted some of their favorite resources on this page to share with students and alumni. Please feel free to contact us if you have found a resource that you think will benefit your fellow students and colleagues.

CIA World Factbook - Contains up-to-date information on the government, economy, and history of all the world's countries, protectorates, and other political entities.

The United Nations - The portal for the United Nations, with access to reports, images and data on global issues, current and past UN resolutions, and the functions and processes of international organizations.

World Bank - Main page of the World Bank, with reports addressing the current global economy. The most important source of national-level economic data is available through the site's "Databank." World Development Indicators has a very user-friendly search engine.

Freedom House - Website for the NGO that works to promote democracy and civil liberties world-wide. The website offers access to country reports, special studies, and the Freedom in the World annual index of democracy, as well as a dataset of that index since its inception in 1973.

Polity IV Project - Site of the Polity 4 data set on Political Regime characteristics and Transitions 1800-2012, includes both the dataset and interactive charts and maps to assess current trends in regime types.