INST Subject Gateway

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CQ Global Researcher more information
Provides definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints, with single-topic reports on world issues such as the environment; women's issues; and education, to name only a few. Written by journalists with international experience, these reports feature sections on "pro-con"; "current situation"; and "voices from abroad". In addition, this database includes maps and graphs; bibliographies of key sources; next steps for additional readings; and author profiles.
Europa World Plus more information

 Online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine Regional Surveys of the World series. Provides political and economic information (narrative and statististical)  for over 250 countries and territories.  Detailed overview of the political situation in a country for the current three years. Regional volumes include survey articles pertinent to an area on topics such as globalization, corruption, ethnic conflict, development, gender, migration,  human rights, security, and China.  Special features include extensive profiles, indicating member states, of major international and regional organizations and a comparative statistics generator.

United Nations Global Issues more information

This website provides an overview and links to additional resources on topics such as: agriculture, AIDS, atomic enrgy, climate change, democracy, disarmament, environment, food, health, human settlements, refugees, terrorism, water, and women. 

Eldis more information

Clearinghouse for NGO research, working papers.
Go to Country Profiles > choose topic, then browse for those marked as Eldis articles.

CIA World Factbook more information

Brief information and statistics on countries and territories, including "history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues."

U. S. Department of State more information

Click on the menu bar for a list of international issues and topics covered on the site, including climate change, diplomatic history, drug & human trafficking, human rights, international security & terrorism, narcotics control, and refugees.

Check http://www.state.gov/countries/ for reports, press releases, speeches regarding countries around the world. Provides links to State Department publications on countries such as Background Notes, Reports on Terrorism, Investment Climate Statements, Human Rights Reports , Religious Freedom Reports, and Trafficking in Persons .

United Nations Statistics - Country Profiles more information

Find out who is responsible for statistics in a specific country: "The United Nations Statistics Division, in its mission to promote the development of national statistical systems, has developed a central repository of country profiles of statistical systems." - from the website 

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Cook OneSearch more information

Use Cook OneSearch to find both books and articles.  Use the limit boxes on the left to narrow down your search. 

Praeger Security International more information

Combines expert commentary on topics in the news including ethnic conflict, immigration/migration/refugees, nuclear arms and drug/human trafficking. Great source of scholarly research on foreign relations and policy.

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) more information

Offers an extensive collection of homeland security policy and strategy related documents. Besides terrorism and security, includes coverage of topics such as drug & human trafficking, ethnic conflict & genocide, immigration & refugees, natural disasters, nuclear arms control, sea piracy, and suicide bombers.

Provides  access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies. 

CIAO more information
Mostly full-text database which publishes a wide range of scholarship on international relations. Includes working papers from research institutes, occasional paper series from NGOS, policy briefs, case studies, conference proceedings and papers, course packs, book chapters and journal articles.
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Intergovernmental Organizations Search Engine more information
  • Custom search engine that searches through intergovernmental (e.g. UN, EU, WB) organization sites, providing background and commentary on international issues
  • Useful for topics such as human rights, women's rights, drug trafficking, human trafficking, child labor, ethnic conflict, genocide, nuclear nonproliferation, weapons & arms control, environment
Non-Governmental Organizations Search Engine more information
  • Custom search engine that searches through non-governmental organization sites, providing backgound and commentary on international issues
  • Useful for topics such as human rights, women's rights, drug trafficking, human trafficking, child labor, ethnic conflict, genocide, nuclear nonproliferation, weapons & arms control, environment

INST Subject Gateway / Albert S. Cook Library
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Last revised: February 24, 2014