International Studies

Background Information

More books on this and related topics can be found using the Library's catalog.

CultureGrams REF GT 150. C 85 2010
Dictionary of Contemporary World History Online only
Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements REF KZ 4968. O 84
Europa World Year Book REF JN 1. E 85
Guide to the Countries of the World Online only
Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World Online only
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World Online only
Political Handbook of the World Online only
World at Risk Online only

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a good source to start a search on any topic.
Historical Abstracts
This is one of the best history databases in existence. It covers everything from the fifteenth century (1400s) to the present.
JSTOR is a journal archive that contains articles on a wide variety of topics, including history, political science, and international relations.
LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic contains news stories from around the world, as well as a dedicated legal section that can be used to look up laws and articles on international law.
Military and Government Collection
This database contains articles by and about the US government and military.

Web Resources

CIA World Factbook
World Factbook is produced by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. The Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities
Country Studies
Created by the Library of Congress, this site contains information about every country in the world. These country studies include information on education, health, history, politics, culture, language, and so on.
Foreign Government Resources on the Web
This University of Michigan site, easy to use and comprehensive, contains links to thousands of government documents on a wide variety of topics.
Foreign Information by Country
This site, created by librarians at the University of Colorado—Boulder, contains extensive links to foreign government and legal sites, news sites, and more.
International Newspapers
This site provides links to the websites for newspapers from around the world, from Africa to Europe to Asia to South America and Australia.
United Nations Treaty Collection
This site contains information on bilateral and multilateral treaties.