NOTE: This guide is under development so some areas lack information and others are incomplete. The General, Polls, Africa, and Asia sections are mostly completed.
The University Library provides access to approximately 200 databases of information valuable for conducting research. They give access to a lot of valuable information, but do have some limitations.
This research guide is intended to address this third issue. For example, what are researchers in Brazil, Kenya, or Thailand writing about democracy. Do they offer different perspectives on whether western style democracy is a good thing, should be adapted to local conditions, or not appropriate to local conditions?
The resources accessible through this guide are all open access. Some of the sources are in English, many are in the native language. This varies by region of the world. For example, there are more English language sources available in Europe than from countries on other continents. If you don't read the native language, it may take a bit more digging to find relevant English language sources on your topic, but the extra work might very well be worth the effort.
The information is divided into four categories: