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- The annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania
- Note: The 2019 edition of the Report, only includes Fraser Institute and C.D. Howe Institute in the "2019 Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks" category from Canada. As such, the Report may only list pro-business think tanks and not necessarily include other, alternative think tanks.
- List of Canadian Think Tanks Compiled by Career Planning Services, McGill University
- The University of Alberta Libraries has A-Z list of Canadian Think Tanks and International Think Tanks
- G20 Insight - "Distinguished experts from the T20 network (Think Tanks from G20 countries) and the Council for Global Problem-Solving will be the primary contributors to this G20-insights platform."
- Think Tanks Wikipedia lists think tanks by country. Read the "Advocacy by Think Tanks" section. Many think tanks often represent a particular political orientation and perspective even though they can come across as sources for providing "objective" or "neutral" information. It's essential to assess their political orientation and advocacy agenda/stance before you use their sources.
- See, for example, Carp, R. (2013, July 1). Who Pays for Think Tanks? FAIR. https://fair.org/extra/who-pays-for-think-tanks/,
- Lipton, E., & Williams, B. (2016, August 7). How Think Tanks Amplify Corporate America’s Influence. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/us/politics/think-tanks-research-and-corporate-lobbying.html, or
- Shaw, S. E., Russell, J., Parsons, W., & Greenhalgh, T. (2015). The view from nowhere? How think tanks work to shape health policy. Critical Policy Studies, 9(1), 58–77. https://doi.org/10/gd23hv
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