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Women's Studies Research

To help women's studies students find a variety of data, methods, and resources for research assignments.

General Population Data per Country

Use these sites for statistics and other information on general world populations, geographies, and countries.

Data about Mississippi

Data, resources, and information on Mississippi populations.

Finding Public Policy sources online

Many fantastic public policy resources--in particular, policy briefs and reports full of data from think tanks, NGOs, and research institutes--can be found online. Here are a few tips for more efficient, effective Google searches:

Include the phrase "policy brief" in your search. (Keep the quotation marks around "policy brief" to find this exact phrase.)


Use a site: search. This will limit your search to a broad domain (e.g., .org sites, .edu sites, .gov sites) or to a specific website (e.g., http://www.urban.org).

If you're not sure which think tank, NGO, or agency might have issued policy papers on your topic, try a search engine that's powered by Google but limited to a select group of sites.