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Country Research: Websites

Guide to finding statistics, demographics and cultural information about any country in the world

Recommended Web Sites

Recommended Web Sites for International Travel

Global Culture News

Al Jazeera 
Sydney Morning Herald  (Australia)
Gulf News  (United Arab Emirates)
Jerusalem Post 
Independent  (UK)
Prague Post  (Czech Republic) 
Moscow Times 
Japan Times 
Greek News 
Greek Reporter

International Statistics Web Sites

Statistics can provide valuable information for many of your research projects, from comparing countries to comparing changes across time.

Evaluating Web Sites

Asking these questions will help you to determine whether the resources you find are credible and reliable.

  1. Who created the page? Does the person or organization have the appropriate credentials?

  2. What is the purpose of the site?  For example, is it sponsored by a company that has a financial interest in the topic?

  3. When was the page last updated? How current is the information?

  4. How does the author support his/her argument?  Does the author cite trustworthy sources?

Learn more about evaluating websites from Cornell University; or print out our handy tipsheet.