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Think Tanks

Often referred to as public policy or research institutes, think tanks can be a good source for research on various topics. • Think tanks often bridge the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems or concrete public policy issues.

Thinking about Think Tanks

Think tanks can be a great resource for research on a variety of topics, but you need to be mindful that think tanks can be, and often are, advocacy oriented.

The fact that a think tank refers to itself as non-partisan just means that it has no formal connection to a political party, not that it doesn’t have an ideological orientation that may be more consistent with a given political party.

Searching More Than One Think Tank at a Time

Policy Archive is a good source for finding materials from various think tanks, including many of the ones mentioned here.

Learn More About Think Tanks

Denison University Libraries, 400 West Loop, Granville, Ohio 43023
Phone: 740-587-6235, email:
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