Databases by Subject


International Relations

Subject Specific Databases:

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1991-present
Content: Journal articles, books, policy briefs, economic indicators, working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. This resources is designed to be the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.

Europa World Yearbook
Access: Europa, network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: Political and economic information for over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Entries include detailed historic overviews and statistical data.

Global Issues in Context
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

Historic Documents
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1972-present
Content: Each volume includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.

International Studies Encyclopedia
Access: varies
Coverage: Actively updated
Content: This resource is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. International studies online is updated twice annually and is enhanced by live links to archives, datasets, cases, pedagogical aids, and other relevant materials.

Access: InfoTrac, network restricted
Coverage: 1980-present
Content: Law articles from all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.

Access: Restricted
Coverage: 1986 - current
Content: OxResearch delivers succinct articles analyzing economic and political developments worldwide, and evaluates issues within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. The objective, multidisciplinary articles are compiled by an international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities, as well as think-tanks and other institutions of international standing. This powerful multi-disciplinary database helps students research and analyze the impact of probable developments on the business climate.

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1972-present
Content: Citation indexing with abstracts of the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general. Journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports, directories, serials, reports of public, intergovernmental, and private organizations, and most other forms of printed literature from all over the world are indexed.

Powerspeak Languages
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin
Content: Online language learning for travel, business, or personal enrichment. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Includes modules for learning Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin.

World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean
Access: Gale, network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: A rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean, including academic journals and news feeds covering the region, reference articles and commentary, maps and statistics as well as audio and video.

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