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ECON 2510 - The Asian Economies Research Guide: Google

Government Domain Names for Countries

Bangladesh       gov.bd

Cambodia          gov.kh

Hong Kong        gov.hk

Indonesia          gov.id

Malaysia            gov.my

Philippines         gov.ph

Singapore          gov.sg

South Korea      gov.kr

Sri Lanka           gov.lk

Taiwan               gov.tw

Thailand            go.th

Vietnam            gov.vn

Google

Google is an excellent tool for discovering primary documents from the U.S. government, international organizations, and foreign governments.

Searching Google Effectively

The trick to searching Google effectively is to determine the Internet domain you wish to search, and then to perform a focused search using a site limit. The top-level Internet government domains for the countries used in the assignments for this course are on the left-side of this page. 

If you search for information from government sites, some nations may provide most of their information in the native language, and very little in English. Furthermore, the less-developed nations may have little data available on their sites.

Here are some sample searches.

1. To find documents from Thailand government entities, you can construct a Google search like this:

statistics site:go.th 

2. To find documents published by the World Bank for a country, you can construct a search as follows: 

thailand site:worldbank.org

3. The various agencies of the U.S. government can be effectively searched in the same manner.  The searches below would search the U.S. Department of State's and the U.S. Department of Defense's websites:
thailand site:state.gov

thailand site:defense.gov

   

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