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Links and resources to information about foreign governments and international organizations.
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Articles, Data, Reports, etc.

Bioline International
Call Number: Website - Open Access
Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Call Number: Library Database
Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.

EIU ViewsWire
Call Number: Library Database
Daily highlights of global issues including economic, political and market developments.

Call Number: Website - Open Access
With a focus on international development, ELDIS provides full text documents from over 7,500 development organizations.

Call Number: Library Database
Multiple collections cover many aspects of U.S. and International law, including: World Constitutions Illustrated

Call Number: Library Database
JSTOR is an journal archive that spans many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.

Lexis-Nexis Academic
Call Number: Library Database
EU and Canadian documents and legal resources

PAIS International
Call Number: Library Database
Public Policy database that contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, etc.

Call Number: Library Database
Central location for research organizations, specifically philanthropic foundations, to locate (a.k.a. archive) their reports, research, etc. This database provides public interest organizations (e.g. think tanks, universities, and foundation-funded policy research) a system for distributing, publicizing, and archiving their research.

Social Explorer
Call Number: Library Database
U.S. Demographics

WDI Online
Call Number: Database
Data source on the global economy

World News Connection
Call Number: Library Database
Online news service that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news designed to identify what is happening in a specific country or region

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Call Number: Library Database
International literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.

International Affairs Resources
Call Number: Free Website
Mega-site of links from the WWW Virtual Library.



This is intended to be a general guide on the topic of international resources. It is not comprehensive, however it is a work in progress so if you have a suggestion for a resource, please contact me.

The best research tip for researching international/global issues is to remember that it is multidiciplinary! Do not restrict yourself. For example, if you are looking for resources on the topic of "Human Rights" it might also be appropriate to look at the resources connected to "Health"; "Crime"; or "Terrorism." Or a research project on a broad global issue such as Economic Growth might start with reading articles on "microloans" which may lead the researcher to review the scholarship connected to a variety of subjects, for example, "Economics of Gender" or "agriculture" or "telecommunications."

If you need assistance locating library resources for your project, contact the librarian specialist for the discipline you are researching.

In researching international organizations today's scholar will spend a lot of time reviewing websites. When considering a website: Make sure the site is authoritative; accurate; objective; current and the coverage is complete. For more on evaluating websites - click here

Just like a book or journal article, websites used in research must be cited. See the library's research guide on citation styles.


Reference Books

The Reference Collection is located in Library North, floor 2.

Daily life through world history in primary documents - Lawrence Morris
Call Number: REF CB69 .D35 2009
Examines cultural norms, concerns, and priorities of societies across time.

Cover Art
Encyclopedia of world political systems - J. Denis Derbyshire
Call Number: JF51 .D465 2000 (Library North, floor 4)

Freedom in the World - Freedom House
Call Number: REF JC571 .F66
Previous editions in the general collection. NOTE: Country information - linked to political rights and civil liberties of the citizens. A freedom rating is assigned to each country. The ratings extend back 10 years.

Political Handbook of the World
Call Number: REF JF37 .P6
Previous editions in the general collection. NOTE: Information on countries and the government of each country - including political parties and other political groups that are active. Also IGO memberships for each listed country.

The statesman’s year-book
Call Number: REF JA51.S7
Previous circulating editions located in Library North, floor 4. NOTE: General demographic and economic statistics as well as for brief histories of each country.

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Philosophy, Religious Studies, Middle East Studies, and Political Science Librarian
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