Strategy 1

Use "diplomatic" links as a jumping off point for locating many government Internet sites.

Diplomatic and information services homepages have a number of advantages when trying to locate foreign government information:

Here are some good homepages with comprehensive lists of U.S. based diplomatic missions and information services.


Strategy 2

Use an "area studies" page link.

These pages fall into two groups: those that are part of the WWW Virtual Library (a hierarchical "subject" arrangement of Internet sites) and those that are developed by academic and research institutions with serious interests in a region and regional issues. The advantages of this approach are:

Here are a few of the area studies pages available on the Internet. These should lead you to others.

Strategy 3

Use a geographically arranged lists of sites.

These are often the most complete listing of Internet sites in a country, but generally do not differentiate between government and non-government sites in the country. Also site names are likely to be in the country's native language.

Here are some geographically based lists:


Strategy 4

Use a Subject approach

You could also use one of the major WWW search engines to locate information on your topic. If you choose subject searching, keep in mind these principles:

Here are a couple of good search engines for a subject approach: