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International Studies Resources: Background Info

Getting Started with Reference

Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and handbooks. Entries in such sources tend to be rather short and they are meant to help you get started with research on a new topic.

General Reference Databases

Subject-Specific Online Reference Resources

Reference Books

All titles beginning with the call number "Ref." can be found in the first floor reference collection.


Encyclopedia of the United Nations
Call Number: Ref. KZ4968 .M66 2008 vol. 1-2

Encyclopedia of the Global Economy: A Guide for Students and Researchers
Call Number: Ref. HF1359 .O28 2006 vol. 1-2

Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Europa World Year Book
Call Number: Ref. JN1 .E85 2015 vol. 1-3

International Encyclopedia of Political Science
Call Number: Ref. JA61 .I58 2011 vol. 1-8

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
Call Number: Ref. HF1373 .P75 2009 vol. 1-2

The Statesman's Yearbook
Call Number: Ref. JA51 .S7 2016


Political Handbook of the World
Call Number: Ref. JF37 .P6 2014