Staying current: news sources
Getting grounded: reference sources
- Europa World Yearbook UW Restricted
Country and regional information, including poltical structures and recent history.
- Economist Intelligence Unit UW Restricted
Current background on recent political and economic events.
- Regional Guide to International Conflict and Management from 1945-2003
Suzzallo Reference, D948 B464 2004
- Gale Virtual Reference Library UW Restricted
Your electronic reference shelf. Includes background sources on history, human rights, government, law, and more.
Exploring in-depth: journal articles
- For scholarly, historical discussion, use Historical Abstracts. For events involving the United States, also try America, History and Life.
- For discussion from the fields of political science and international relations, PAIS will be helpful. Also try Geobase for interdisciplinary journal articles related to political geography, development, the politics of resources, boundary disputes, and strategic geographic factors.
- For law journals, try Lexis Nexis (click on the 'legal' tab on the search screen) or the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.
Finding actors and issues: selected NGO's & IGO's
- International Committee of the Red Cross, where you'll also find their treaty database. See also the International Review of the Red Cross, a quarterly forum for discussion about contemporary humanitarian action and analysis of the causes and characteristics of conflicts.
- Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch
- United Nations, including their treaty databases.
Additional information portals
- UW Gallagher Law Library, including their research guides on international law.
- International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative
- Crimes of War Project
- Political Science/Jackson School Writing Center
- Citation and writing guides
- Emily Keller, your librarian
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