Research Sources:

Hamersly Library Research Guideshttp://research.wou.edu/wouguides
These research guides are specially prepared database guides for various topic areas. They include databases recommended by the librarian for that specific study area, reference-style materials, similar databases to try, and other related research guides.

Environmental Studies – http://research.wou.edu/environmental?hs=a

International Relations – http://research.wou.edu/international_relations?hs=a

Latin American Studies – http://research.wou.edu/latin_american?hs=a

Legal Studies – http://research.wou.edu/legal?hs=a

Political Science – http://research.wou.edu/polisci?hs=a

Public Policy – http://research.wou.edu/public_policy?hs=a

Peer-Reviewed Content – http://research.wou.edu/content.php?pid=570293&hs=a
This site allows you to check any source you have to ensure that it is peer-reviewed, a characteristic of sources that most professors require for papers.

WOU Library Databaseshttps://library.wou.edu/databases/
These databases are accessible to all WOU students using their Pawprint login. They include JSTOR, Academic Search Premier, Lexis Nexis, Opposing Viewpoints, etc.

Newspapers:

Newspaper Directoryhttps://www.newspapers.com/
This is an international newspaper directory that allows you to search by location or by topic of choice.

The New York Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/

The Wall Street Journalhttp://www.wsj.com/

The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/

The Oregonianhttp://www.oregonlive.com/

The International New York Timeshttp://international.nytimes.com/

CNN Internationalhttp://edition.cnn.com/

Writing Resources:

WOU Political Science Format Guidelines
This is the official paper formatting guidelines for all Political Science courses at WOU.

WOU Writing Centerhttps://wou.edu/writingctr/
The Writing Center is available to all WOU students with the sole purpose of helping you to sharpen your writing skills in any way possible.

Purdue OWLhttps://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
This source is one of the best for information on grammar, punctuation, and all other writing questions.

American FactFinderhttp://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

FactCheck.orghttp://www.factcheck.org/

U.S. Census Bureau – http://www.census.gov/

World Atlas and Map Libraryhttp://www.infoplease.com/atlas/

Contact:
Sharyne Ryals, Administrative Assistant

Division of Social Sciences 

503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu | Location: BELL 231

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