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If you're writing a research paper about a topic related to international and global studies, consult this guide for suggestions on where to look for sources, how to evaluate scholarly vs. popular, and how to cite sources.

  • Home - New researcher? Start here
  • Books - Midcat, NExpress, and Worldcat
  • Articles - Suggestions on where to search for peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles
  • Country Information - Background information and profiles for countries
  • Reference Sources - Background information from encyclopedias
  • Maps - Atlases and digital sources for current and historical maps
  • Statistics - Sources for demographic, social, and economic statistics
  • Cite It! - Sources to help you cite and manage your references (style manuals, Zotero, etc.)
  • More - More resources and research help

    Not Sure Where to Start?

    These are the most widely-used research databases in international and global studies:

    • Summon  Icon
      It's a single search engine for books, newspaper articles, journal articles and citations, and more
    • Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)  Icon
      Indexes journals, books, and documents covering global public policy and social issues in all disciplines. 1972-current. For 1915-1976, switch to PAIS Archive (click on Specific Database link to choose PAIS Archive). Go shortcut = go/pais
    • Library of Congress Country Studies
      The Country Studies Series 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.

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