Think Tanks are a great place to look for information on various political and economic issues. They can provide non-partisan perspectives, solutions to big issues, and hold other organizations accountable. They are often non-profit research organizations, or NGO (non-governmental organizations), providing public policy analysis and research. Writing about think tanks and using their research: A cautionary tip sheet, provides a great overview of what think tanks are and how to evaluate them.
There is still a strong need to evaluate these resources and be aware of fake organizations or conflicts of interests for funding or donations. Consider the following when you looking at Think Tanks and Watchdog organizations:
Starting with books is a great way to get an overview on various topics. The best way to search is using OneSearch using any of the following search terms below and then limit your search results on the left side by clicking "Format" then "Books" then "Apply Filters". OneSearch also has articles, government documents, magazines, news papers and more!
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