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International Affairs Research
This Guide consists of a list of selected resources on International Affairs available in Auraria Library and on the Internet. It also suggests a research strategy or plan of action you can follow while doing research or simply looking for information on a topic. You may choose to use this suggested action plan in other libraries as well, because some of the resources listed here can be found in other libraries.
CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC
It is important to remember that you should choose a topic which is not only interesting to you but also appropriate to your capabilities and to the time available.
Looking through the Library's collection of materials relating to International Affairs may help you decide on a topic. Information about International Affairs can be found in several collections, i.e., reference, periodicals, government documents, media and book collections. Books shelved on the second floor of the Auraria Library can be checked out. Within each collection area, library materials are arranged and located by call numbers. The call number refers to a subject. Most of the library materials in the areas of international affairs, and other related areas are assigned the call numbers as listed:
- E183.7 United States Foreign Relations
- JA Political Science (General)
- JK Government of Countries
- JK570-JK573 United States Foreign Relations: Treaties
- JX International Law
- JX1635-JX1664 Diplomacy
- JX1952-JX1977 International Relations
- K Law (General)
- KF Law (United States)
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 750 core serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and working papers.
Index to public policy, social policy, and social science documents from journals, books, government publications and other resources.
Includes full text articles from U.S. and international newspaper resources; legal information, including federal and state cases, laws, and regulations; landmark cases; patent searching; law review articles, and international cases and laws; company information, including market and industry information; and biographical articles. Online tutorials for this new name and interface for Nexis Uni are available to help you search. Previously named LexisNexis Academic. Online tutorials to help you search.Note: Some users have reported that their Advanced Options drop down looks distorted, i.e., stretched out to the right and beyond the boundary of the Advanced Options box. This problem will be addressed if you clear your browser cache and close and re-open your browser.
CIA World Factbook
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) supplies dozens of facts for each country including data on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, and defense forces.
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Descriptions of the history, geography, culture, government, politics, economics, climate, and transportation of nations worldwide. From the U.S. Department of State.