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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Theory and research in international affairs. Includes 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. Also includes maps and country information, and teaching materials such as original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, and course packs of background readings for history and political science classes.

LexisNexis Academic

Full text news, business information and legal research. Includes world news and non-English language news sources.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: D [World History], F [Canada; Mexico; Central & South America; Caribbean], G [Geography], GN [Anthropology], KZ [International law]

Subject headings:
International relations
Security, International
World politics


Countries and Their Cultures

REF GN 307 .C68 2001 [4 v.]

The World Factbook (CIA)

REF-DESK G 122 .U56

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

REF G 63 .W67 2001 [6 v.]


International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-2000, 4th ed.

REF HA 4675 .M552 2003

International Historical Statistics: Europe, 1750-2000, 5th ed.

REF HA 1107 .M5 2003

International Historical Statistics: The Americas, 1750-2000, 5th ed.

REF HA 175 .M55 2003

Statistical Yearbook (United Nations)

REF HA 12.5 .U63
CD-ROM version: REF-DESK HA 12.5 .U64

United Nations

The Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements, 3rd ed.

REF KZ 4968 .O84 2003 [4 v.]

Yearbook of the United Nations

REF JX 1977 .A37 Y4
CD-ROM version: REF-DESK JX 1977 .A37 Y42

Related GTL Research Guides


International Business

News, Media, & Communications

Organizations and Associations

International Agencies and Information on the Web (U. of Michigan Documents Center)

Extensive links to international agencies and related information.

United Nations Homepage

Links to topics, documents, and mission information.

United Nations Documentation Centre

Starting point for locating U.N. publications.

Countries, Regions, and Foreign Governments

WWW Virtual Library: Regional Studies

Web portal to sites for African Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, etc.

Background Notes (U.S. Department of State) U.S. Government Source

Country Studies (Library of Congress) U.S. Government Source

Online books containing information on the political, economic, social, and cultural history of various countries.

Electronic Embassy

Information about foreign embassies in Washington, D.C., and selected web resources.

Foreign Government Resources on the Web (U. of Michigan Documents Center)

Extensive guide to foreign governments and related information.

Political Resources on the Net

Links to political parties, governments, and organizations around the world.

U. S. Department of State: Countries & Regions U.S. Government Source

Links to full-text publications and information, 2001 to present. Good for hot topics.

World Factbook (CIA) U.S. Government Source

Basic background information on foreign countries.

Human Rights, Conflict, and War

Amnesty International

Information and publications on human rights abuses.

Bureau of Arms Control (U.S. Department of State) U.S. Government Source

Information on treaties, disarmament, and non-proliferation policies.

Country Reports on Human Rights U.S. Government Source

Annual publications detailing human rights abuses by country, 1999-present.

Treaties in Force 2007 U.S. Government Source

Lists and summarizes all active U.S. treaties.

Treaty Actions, 1997-2004 U.S. Government Source

A record of actions taken by states in regard to international agreements.

U.S. Department of State: Human Rights U.S. Government Source

U.S. Institute of Peace U.S. Government Source

Information and reports on international conflicts and hot areas around the world.

Model United Nations Websites

American Model U.N.

National Model U.N.

University of Pennsylvania Model U.N. Conference

U.N. Scholars' Workstation (Yale)


Development Data & Statistics (World Bank)

Economic indicators by country, region, or for the world, and also by economic sector or topic. (Complete data available on CD-ROM at the GTL Research Help Desk.)

International Database (U.S. Census Bureau) U.S. Government Source

Source of social, economic, and population statistics for most of the countries of the world.

International Statistics (Mansfield University)

Statistical Agencies (U.S. Census Bureau) U.S. Government Source

Links to the federal statistical bureaus of foreign governments.


Last updated 09-10-07