International Relations home > Recommended Databases
Begin by reading the descriptions for the "primary" databases listed below to find the database which seems to include the type of information you are seeking. To gather all the information you need though, you may need to search several databases from the primary list. Databases are available to current Webster and Eden faculty, staff, and students.
- Academic Search Premier (Ebscohost)
- Indexes and offers full text for periodicals in many subject areas. It is a good choice for multidisciplinary coverage of a topic. International relations titles include (but are not limited to) American Journal of Political Science, European Journal of International Relations, Foreign Affairs, Harvard International Review, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of International Affairs, and World Affairs. These are only a few of the titles of interest for international relations.
- CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online
- A collection of current resources on international affairs. It has full text of over 400 working papers from over 40 institutions worldwide, indexing of several leading journals in the field, conference proceedings and papers, links to selected Web sites and full-text for selected books from Columbia University Press.
- Europa World
- Presents political and economic information on countries and territories as well as international organizations. Features statistical data and directories.
- LEXIS-NEXIS Academic
- Offers full text of primary and secondary law materials and news coverage of national and international newspapers. Some international law materials are included in the legal file.
- PAIS International
- Focuses on literature concerned with public policy. It contains more than 400,000 records representing articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories. It is an excellent source for statistical information. Produced by the Public Affairs Information Service, subjects include agriculture, banking, business, demographics, education, environment, finance, government, law and legislation, political science, public administration, and international relations.
It's also a good idea to analyze your research topic closely to see if other library databases can provide additional research information. This is often the case with interdisciplinary topics, which span many subject areas. For example, if you're interested in the relationship of business and corporations to world affairs, you might additionally search a business database such as ABI/Inform or Business Source Premier.
- ABI/Inform Complete
- Indexes and provides abstracts for articles from almost 1600 leading business and management publications, including over 350 English-language titles from outside the U.S. The full-text or complete articles are available from more than 800 periodical titles.
- America: History & Life
- Focuses on the history of the United States and Canada from early times to present day.
- Business Source Premier (Ebscohost)
- Offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,680 business periodicals with coverage including over 800 peer-reviewed titles. Full-text is available for nearly 2,140 business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, marketing and more. Full-text coverage begins in 1990 for many journals.
- CQ Researcher
- Provides brief reports on current issues in the news. Most reports include background information, a chronology, opposing viewpoints, statistics, and a bibliography. Recent report titles that cover international issues include Russia and the Former Soviet Republics, The United Nations and Global Security, Exporting Democracy, Global Jihad, Middle East Peace, Emerging China, and Haiti's Dilemma.
- Historical Abstracts
- Focuses on the history of the world (excluding U.S. and Canada).
- SocINDEX with Full Text (Ebscohost)
- Covers journals, books, and conference papers in areas such as anthropology, sociology, gerontology, psychology, immigration, refugees, native American Indians, etc.