Frequently used Sites

Updated Spring 2014
Some Important Global Issues Sites:








General Resources:

United Nations. Search The United Nations web site for global treaties, agreements, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), etc.

Public Agenda Issue Guides are used by journalists, policy makers, teachers, students and citizens who want to better understand controversial topics. Public Agenda Issue Guides provide facts and figures, different perspectives and analysis of public attitudes from surveys conducted by Public Agenda and by other respected polling and news organizations. Click on the Issues Guide tab and then the issue you want to research.

Charity Navigator, America's premiere independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities. BE SLOW TO LOAD!)

Non-governmental Organizations Research Guide by Duke University.

As globalization and international trade impact societies, non-governmental organizations have become increasingly influential in world affairs. They are consulted by governments as well as international organizations like the United Nations which have created associative status for them.

NGO Database

The searchable Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Database is compiled by the NGO Liaison Office of the Director-General's Office at UNOG. It contains information about the organizations that have Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

NON_PROFIT directory.

Human rights Watch. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all

Environmental Treaties directory: ENTRI. Welcome to ENTRI, a fast, convenient, comprehensive online service for accessing environmental treaty data. Find status data for environmental treaties, treaty text and other related information easily. Construct custom tables by selecting countries and treaties of interest to you. Click on the country names below to access each country's environmental treaty profile.
UN World Health Organization: Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network.

The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) is a technical collaboration of existing institutions and networks who pool human and technical resources for the rapid identification, confirmation and response to outbreaks of international importance. The Network provides an operational framework to link this expertise and skill to keep the international community constantly alert to the threat of outbreaks and ready to respond. - Containing outbreaks in the field

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness. (more...)

NGO Global Network

Rain forest threats, Rain forest species. National Geographic.

Refugees: Search the UNHCR Database. (United Nations High Commission on Refugees)

A Bibliography of Recommended Websites for Global Research Issues

By Barbara Fullerton and Sabrina I. Pacifici.

Global Gateway from the Library of Congress

Country Studies:

World Geopgrahy:


Current Controversies, Oposing Viewpoints, Information Series on Current Topics:

There are two carts filled with books on controversial issues and topics. Take a look at these materials for informative, in-depth information.

Use the MHS Electronic Card Catalog for other books on your topic.

Current News resources:Internet Sites with International Newspapers

The International Herald Tribune.

CNN International Edition:

New York Times International Edition:

BBC News (British Broadcasting Company)

MSNBC International News
Reuters International News

The Internet Public Library: Online Newspapers. This site is arranged geographically by world regions (Asia; Central America; Middle East, etc.) and by country within the region. Links are to the current newspaper in the original language says it has links to ''tens of thousands'' of online newspapers and publications in business, industry, religion, and other areas. Looks huge. has links to significant newspapers from each state in the U.S. and the world. There are a massive number of current news sites indexed.

International Newspapers.4500 newspapers online, many in the original language.

World New.  News from around the World

Library of Congress:Global gateway.