On this page, you'll find some basic information on how to find books, articles, relevant websites, and other material on the internal politics (parties, elections), political news, and society and culture for countries other than the United States (see our Political Science Research Guide for more US-centric political materials and broader resources for political theory), alongside some general research guidance. For information about how to find official government sites and documents online and for guidance with regard to international law resources, see the links to their pages on the Political Science guide (listed below). You will find useful information about politically relevant economic issues and institutions using the International Business page from the Business Research Guide, also listed below.
There are four fairly reliable ways to find information about a given country's political parties and election practices (assuming the government in question actually holds elections).
If you'd like some help getting started with database research, take a look at the tutorial videos listed below (note: you will need to be logged in to your USI account to view them).
This is just a selection of news sites and organizations that might provide useful information on politics and social and cultural events. Some -- like the BBC -- provide local, world, and regional coverage for several countries. Most of the links provided here go specifically to English-language editions of the publications listed.