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Help for Matters International

Picture of Globe on a keyboardThinking about going abroad? Have an assignment on a foreign country or international issue? Cowles Library provides databases with authoritative information about the rest of the world!

Need to know more about a country?  Start with CountryWatch, which reports on over 200 countries.  Each report contains political, economic, social, environmental and investment overviews with links to current newswires.  The whole pdf review (generally over 200 pages) can be downloaded.

Need a fast overview of an international issue?  Start with Global Issues in Context.  Browse by topic or search by specific keywords.  Each topic has an overview and a list of journal articles, news articles, and reference sources. Access them and many others at