Tracking Down Think Tank Publications
January 12, 2006 at 11:15 AM
As legal scholarship becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, researchers often need to find reports or other materials published by public policy research institutes or "think tanks." Of course, legal researchers must keep in mind that most think tanks have a distinct political philosophy and agenda. Not surprisingly, materials published by partisan think tanks tend to support the think tanks’ agenda. Nevertheless, they can be useful resources for legal scholars who are exploring the intersection of law and public policy. Here are several websites that furnish links to think tanks in the United States and abroad:
- Harvard University’s Kennedy School Library also furnishes an impressive alphabetical list of links to think tanks located in the United States and abroad.
- The University of Michigan’s "Political Science Resources: Think Tanks" maintains links to a large number of individual think tank websites.
- Project Vote Smart’s page also features links to individual think tanks.
- Foreign Affairs Online has compiled an alphabetical listing of domestic and foreign policy think tanks.