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Why Public Opinion?
Researching public opinion in other nations will provide you with rich context about that nation's social climate. Through this lens you may more broadly understand political systems in different nations. While there are many sources of data, either offered by governments or social surveys, reading news materials produced by local media will also help you understand a nation's social climate and context.
Google News Search
Use this customized Google search box to find news.
International News & Newspapers
Reading international news and newspapers is a great way to get a feel for a country's social climate and public opinion. Below are some library databases and free international news sites to get you started.
Includes current newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and community publications of the ethnic, minority, and native presses. Includes scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. Provides full text in English and Spanish.
Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.
World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966
Features videos and full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century. Closed captions and/or interactive transcripts are available for many, but not all, titles.