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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


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