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Research Guide - International Studies Program

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Electronic Research Databases

CountryWatch (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)- providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world.

SYBWorld(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - current and reliable source of political, economic and social information.

LexisNexis Academic (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)- provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789; and business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) – source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

Facts On File(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) reference resources to answer questions about events, issues, statistics and people. World News Digest, Today's Science, and Issues & Controversies.

Academic Search Elite(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - provides full text for more than 2,050 publications, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all 3,468 journals in the collection. This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more.

The New York Times – Historical Collection(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)- a unique full-image archive of the entire historical run of The New York Times, the definitive voice of American journalism since 1851. The database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF. And the database just keeps growing, with a new year’s content added annually. The Historical New York Times gives researchers quick, accurate Web access to history as it was reported by the nation’s leading newspaper with: complete coverage from 1851-2001; display and classified ads; comics and cartoons; photos, maps, graphics, etc; editorials and commentary; unmatched journalistic breadth and depth; fair, objective reporting; first-class literary criticism; and in-depth coverage of science and politics.

New York Times (Current 5 Years) (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - most recent edition to the past five years in full text.

Biography Resource Center (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - This database combines biographies and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences I (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - The Arts & Sciences I Collection includes the complete back runs of 117 titles in fifteen disciplines. Established in 1997, it is JSTOR's first collection and includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences II (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) – The Arts & Sciences II Collection is home to 122 titles. This collection adds depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I, such as economics, history, and Asian studies. Arts & Sciences II also offers core journals in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.

Project Muse (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) 250 full text electronic journals in humanities and social sciences titles covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) – Online Encyclopedia.

Polling the Nations (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)– Contains 500,000 questions from surveys conducted in the United States and 100 other countries around the world from 1986 to the present. This unique resource is a valued research tool used in hundreds of academic libraries, government agencies, and businesses. Polls are useful because they present a snapshot of public opinion. Since Polling the Nations has information from a wide range of sources (more than 700 polling organizations), it presents a photo album. This breadth of information provides the opportunity to analyze trends, compare attitudes, and contrast opinion and behavior on more than 5000 topics. It is not surprising that Polling the Nations has become a widely used standard reference tool.

Historical Abstracts (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). This database is packed with annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to Tiananmen Square—over half a million entries in all.

Finding Journals

Guide to Periodicals & Periodical Articles

Use the Library’s Journals A to Z List to search and find full text within the library’s collection.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals. "Free full text, quality controlled ... scholarly journals."

Style Guide

Visit the ARC-Academic Resource Center for more information on documentation and plagiarism.

Visit Knight Cite, a project of Heckman Library of Calvin College - this is a citation creation tool.

Visit bibme, an online bibliography maker for help with APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles.

PE 1408 .H11 W95 - A writer's reference /Diana Hacker - Location - Circulation Desk

Library of Congress Classification System – LC Subject

JZ(2)-6530 International relations

JZ5.5-18 Periodicals

JZ24-38 Societies. Associations, etc.

JZ63-1153 Sources

JZ221-1153 By region or country

JZ1249-1254 Relation to other disciplines and topics

JZ1305-2060 Scope of international relations

JZ(1328)-1395 By period

JZ1400-1454 Diplomatic and consular service

JZ1464-2060 By country, territory, or region

JZ675-3875 State territory and its different parts

JZ(3684)-3685 Boundaries

JZ3686-3875 International waters

JZ835-5490 International organizations and associations

JZ4841-4848 Political non-governmental organizations. NGOs

JZ4850-5490 Intergovernmental organizations. IGOs

JZ4853-4934 The League of Nations

JZ4935-5160 The United Nations

JZ5511.2-(6299) Promotion of peace. Peaceful change

JZ5514-5526 Societies. Associations, etc.

JZ5527-5532 Congresses and conferences

JZ(5586)-6009 International security. Disarmament

JZ6010-(6299) Pacific settlement of international disputes

JZ6360-6377 Non-military coercion

JZ(6378)-6405 The armed conflict. War and order

JZ6422-6422.5 Neutrality

JZ6530 Humanitarian aspects of war

JF Political institutions and public administration - General

JJ Political institutions and public administration - North America

JK Political institutions and public administration - United States

JL Political institutions and public administration - Canada, West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America

JN Political institutions and public administration - Europe

JQ Political institutions and public administration - Asia, Arab countries, Islamic countries, Africa, Atlantic Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean islands

JS Local government. Municipal government

JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

KZ Law of nations

Web Sites of Interest

CIA World Fact Book - Offers unclassified information on countries world wide that have been gathered by the CIA. Published annually.

US Dept. of State - Background Notes  "Are factual publications that include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty."

Country Studies - "Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."

WashingtonUniversity – St. Louis – Website that provides links to National Parliments.

International Monetary Fund - "An organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty." 

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)– "Is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949."

United Nations Press releases, daily briefings, maps, documents and current news on various parts of the world incuding the Middle East.

World Health Organization  "United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

World Bank Group "Mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty."

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)– "Created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. The National Security Act charged the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI)  with coordinating the nation’s intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating and disseminating intelligence which affects national security."

USAID (Agency for International Development)- "U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of the citizens of the developing world. Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works around the world to achieve these goals."

Human Rights Watch - "Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigourous, ofjective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world." 

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - Online map collection with historical mpas and maps of U.S. cities.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School  "Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government."

United Nations Treaty Collection - Databases of treaties filed with the United Nations from the 1920's to 2005.  

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - "One of the five regional commissions of the United Nations...founded for the purposes of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic relationships among countries and with the other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives."

Council on Foregin Relations - "Designed to be an online resource for everyone in these turbulent times who wants to learn more about the complex international issues challenging policy-makers and citizens alike."

CSIS: Center for Strategic & International Studies - "Seeks to advance global security and prosperity in an era of economic and political transformation by providing strategic insights and practical policy solutins to decisionmakers."

Foreign Relations of The United States - "The State Department web site...is a permanent electronic archive of information released prior to January 20, 2001."

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