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PLSC 3290 Politics Capstone: Internet Domain Searching for Resources

Custom designed for Lisa Conant's Capstone Seminar in Politics. The themes in this guide include European elections and immigration in Europe.

Zoom Presentation: Domain Searching

Who Cares about Your Topic?

First, find out who cares about your topic. By "who" we mean international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or other entities that tend to have authoritative information on the topic. For this class possible sites might include:

  • eu
  • europa.eu
  • eur-lex.europa.eu
  • un.org
  • migrationdataportal.org
  • iom.int
  • who.int

Then, do Google searches like this:

site:un.org political rights

site:europa.eu public opinion voting

site:iom.int migration flows sweden

Keep changing up your search terms so that you don't get stuck in a rut.

Government Internet Domains for Selected European Countries

Country

Government Internet Domain(s)

Andorra

gov.ad

Belgium

gov.be

Bosnia and Herzegovina

gov.ba

Bulgaria

gov.bg; e-gov.bg; government.bg

Croatia

gov.hr

Cyprus

gov.cy

Estonia

gov.ee

Finland

valtioneuvosto.fi (agencies); presidentti.fi; eduskunta.fi (parliament); um.fi (foreign affairs); vm.fi (finance) and many others

France

gouv.fr

Germany

bund.de; bundesregierung.de; bundestag.de (parliament)

Greece

gov.gr

Hungary

gov.hu

Ireland

gov.ie

Italy

gov.it

Latvia

gov.lv

Liechtenstein

liechtenstein.li

Lithuania

gov.lt

Luxembourg

gouvernement.lu

Malta

gov.mt

Moldova

gov.md

Netherlands

gov.nl

North Macedonia

gov.mk

Norway

regjeringen.no; government.no

Poland

gov.pl

Romania

gov.ro

Russia

gov.ru

Serbia

gov.rs

Slovakia

gov.sk

Slovenia

gov.si

Spain

gob.es

Sweden

gov.se

Switzerland

admin.ch

United Kingdom

gov.uk

Vatican City

vaticanstate.va