The Facts Institute only uses primary sources. These include government data, white papers, IGOs and NGOs, encyclopedias, original reporting and original research from reputable publishers. The below list of sources is not exhaustive.

News

  • BBC
  • CNN
  • Financial Times
  • Herald Sun
  • LA Times
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • New York Times
  • Reuters
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Guardian
  • The Independent
  • The Telegraph (Australia)
  • The Telegraph (UK)
  • The Times
  • Washington Post

Magazines & journals

  • Africa Geographic
  • American Scientist
  • Condé Nast Traveller
  • Discover Magazine
  • Foreign Policy Magazine
  • History Today Magazine
  • National Geographic
  • Nature
  • Outpost Magazine
  • Outside Magazine
  • ResearchGate
  • Scientific American
  • Smithsonian
  • The Atlantic
  • The Economist
  • Time
  • Travel + Leisure

Encyclopedias

  • Biography
  • BirdLife International
  • CIA World Fact Book
  • Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Encyclopedia.com
  • Guinness World Records
  • IMDB
  • Library of Congress
  • Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC)
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia
  • Water Encyclopedia
  • World History Encyclopedia

Publishers & broadcasters

  • Bradt Guides
  • Discovery Channel
  • Fodor’s Travel
  • History Channel
  • Lonely Planet
  • Rough Guides

IGOs, NGOs & museums

  • African Parks
  • Bradshaw Foundation
  • Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • ESA
  • FIFA
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • Global Hunger Index
  • Mongabay
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • Natural History Museum
  • Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC)
  • Our World in Data
  • Reporters Without Borders
  • The Commonweath
  • The Tobacco Atlas
  • UN (and affiliates)
  • UNESCO
  • WHO
  • World Bank
  • World Economic Forum
  • WWF