Answered By: Rebecca Hedreen
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2020     Views: 18

Think tanks are institutions that produce research, often on public policy, that are not universities or government agencies. Think tanks are usually devoted to a specific topic and may also promote a specific agenda or side of an issue.

You can search for think tanks at this page: https://guides.library.harvard.edu/hks/think_tank_search
Most think tanks have sections on their websites for publications.

Think tanks often produce "white papers" - self-published reports of research or analysis on a topic. An internet search using "white paper" (in quotes) with the topic of interest may produce direct links to these reports, news articles about the reports, or links to the think tank websites. If you find a news report, look up the think tank website or search for the exact title of the white paper, if it's given.