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America: History and Life
This extensive database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide. In addition to covering all key English-language historical journals, America: History and Life coverage includes selected historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities. Over 90% of the articles included are published in English-language journals.
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments / CIA
Constitutions, Treaties and Declarations

CIA Maps & Publications Released to the Public
Conversations With History / Kreisler, UC Berkeley
"In these lively and unedited interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. They reminisce about their participation in great events, and they share their perspectives on the past and reflect on what the future may hold. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists. The interviews span the globe and include discussion of political, economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. At the heart of each interview is a focus on individuals and ideas that make a difference."
Country Indicators for Foreign Policy - Paterson School of Intl. Affairs, Carleton University
"The CIFP project, initiated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the economic, political, social and cultural environments of countries around the world."
A+ Country Reports
A fantastic resource for students, teachers, tourists, and anyone else interested in the globe, A+ Country Reports offers a wealth of information on all of the countries of the world. Like the CIA′s World Factbook ..., A+ Country Reports presents up-to-date information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Aside from that, however, the site presents a lively array of extras that don′t figure in the CIA′s matter of fact dossiers, things such as audio clips of national anthems and links to current weather reports. Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002.
Country Reports / Library of Congress
This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series′ sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive.
Country Reports
Country information from around the world. A resource for business, tourists, students and teachers.
Country Profiles / ELDIS
ELDIS is a Gateway to Information Sources on Development and the Environment.
" is an information provider for public and private sector organizations which operate across national borders throughout the world. The management of has extensive international business experience and has utilized this experience to bring together in a concise and useful form, a key set of political, economic, and business information for its clients in the form of Country ReviewsTM and the Country WireTM ."
Congressional Universe
CIS® Congressional Universe is the world′s most comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. The service offers access to a variety of information by and about the United States Congress.
Elections Around the World
" brings together content from seven core reference databases to answer questions about events, issues, statistics and people of the last 20 years. The seven databases are Facts On File World News Digest; Issues and Controversies On File; Today′s Science On File; Editorials On File; Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia; Reuters On-Line News Service; The World Almanac and Book of Facts. also delivers additional special features including maps, photographs, historic documents, and overviews of key issues, newsmakers and events since 1980."
Federal Government Resources on the Web / U of Michigan Library
Foreign Affairs Online / UVA
Foreign Affairs Online has been specifically designed to assist students and other individuals interested in International Relations, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Foreign Government Resources on the Web / U of Michigan Library
Foreign Commentary on the US / Dept. of State
Foreign Relations of the United States
"The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series, which is produced by the State Department′s Office of the Historian, began in 1861 and now comprises more than 350 individual volumes. The volumes published over the last two decades increasingly contain declassified records from all the foreign affairs agencies." Volumes Online: Truman Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson administrations.
General Data Dissemination System / IMF
"With regard to comprehensive frameworks, the objective of the GDDS is to encourage the production and dissemination of complete sets of data with widest coverage, using appropriate analytical frameworks and classification schemes. Particular aggregates and balances are provided for illustration, but the emphasis is placed on complete data sets rather than on specific indicators." Data sets are provided by participating countries: As of 8/00 - Albania, Barbados, Bulgaria ,Fiji, The Gambia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Uganda.
Global NewsBank (1996-Current)
Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD)
"GSSD consists of an evolving quality controlled and highly cross-referenced index to some of the best resources and materials on sustainability to be found on the Internet organized in an intuitive conceptual framework."
Globastat: Country Rankings and World Statistics
This interesting site by Globastat features country rankings in more than 140 categories based on the CIA World Factbook 2001. Categories are divided into eight individual sections -- Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Analysis -- and provides data for 198 countries. Users should be aware that the site contains promotional material and should not be surprised to see flashing icons stating "Rebuild Your Credit," or "Answer Trivia to Get Your Gifts." In spite of this, the site provides comprehensive graphs with productive information for people with varying interests. Copyright Internet Scout Project, 1994-2002.
HAPI: Hispanic American Periodical Index
HAPI is your source for authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. From analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts and letters, HAPI Online contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 400 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
Historical Abstracts
Historical Abstracts is your complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life).
"ISN, the International Relations and Security Network ...has recently introduced an extremely useful full text Limited Area Search Engine (LASE) in the field of international relations and security. The Eurospider search engine behind ISN LASE currently searches and retrieves documents from 150 selected sites; supports English, French, German, and Italian; and offers options such as "high-quality ranklists, highlighting of matched query terms, relevance feedback, and other advanced features." In addition to a very speedy retrieval of selected documents, the ISN LASE provides links to the original source. The SN′s guidelines for selecting sites to include in the LASE are listed in the ISN LASE Policies section." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.
International Agencies on the Web / U of Michigan Library
International Documents Collection / Northwestern
International Resources from the Library of Congress
Inter-Parliamentary Union - Information on National Parliaments
"As you browse through the following Web pages, you′ll find full details on all of the IPU′s activities, including its latest press releases. There′s also a list of the IPU′s publications. And last but not least, there is the PARLINE database -- a unique source of information on the world′s parliaments and elections which is now open to you."
LEXIS®-NEXIS® Academic Universe provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information. It couples the convenience of the Internet with the power of LEXIS®-NEXIS® services so you can quickly and easily retrieve documents that meet your specific research needs.
Library of Congress Country Studies
Maps in the News / U of Minnesota
Ministries of Foreign Affairs Links /
NTIS′ World News Connection [formerly FBIS] / Rhodes Campus Network Only
News articles covering politics, economics, culture, business, science, technology, and the environment from Africa, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Pacific Rim, Central and South America, and the Middle East. All articles are in English and are from over 1000 translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, wire services, newspapers, magazines and government documents. To find a list of the titles Global Newsbank includes Click Here.
"A comprehensive, full-text news resource consisting of more than 500 regional, national, and international newspaper and newswire services."
Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Around the World
Information on Parliamentary and Presidential elections; electoral calendars; worldwide directory of parties; Parliaments around the world. See also: Klipsan Election News
"A central point for all things policy. functions as a news source for interested parties, providing daily news and events, weekly issues, and analysis. Other features include annotated directories of think tanks and advocacy organizations, and a vast collection of discussion boards." Webcrawler.
Portals to the World
Presented by the Library of Congress, Portals to the World is an electronic database containing selective links that provide information on the various nations and other areas of the world. Countries are arranged alphabetically and contain links sorted in areas such as General Resources, Government and Law, Literature and Culture, News and Current Events, Libraries, Business and Residential Directories, and much more. Copyright Internet Scout Project, 1994-2002;
Rand Corporation
Statistical Universe
CIS® Statistical Universe is the world′s most comprehensive access to statistical information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. The service allows users to search summaries of statistical publications, then link to the full-text of selected publications on Statistical Universe and government Web sites.
STRATNET: Strategic Studies Network / U Calgary
It is specifically designed to help researchers gather information on Canadian-related security and defence issues and also on the Security and Defence establishments of other countries and international organizations.
"The site conains several significant sections. The first is a set of three Intelligence Centers (Global, CIS/Eastern Europe, and Asia)....The next section, Hotspots, offers news and reviews for seven selected areas. The other two main features at the site are the Global Intelligence Update(GIU), a free weekly and quarterly summary of events...and quarterly and annual forecasts of economic and political events worldwide." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.
UN InfoNation - International Statistical Information U.S. Department of State U.S. Census International Database International News
World Factbook - CIA
World Governments on the WWW

More Collections


American Foreign Service Association
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) is a consortium of sixteen graduate institutions that train their students for international leadership and service in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was established in 1910 in Washington, D.C., with a gift from Andrew Carnegie. As a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, the Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. The Endowment publishes the quarterly magazine, Foreign Policy.
Center for International Policy
A nonprofit research and advocacy group working for a U.S. foreign policy that reflects democratic values.
Center for Strategic and International Studies / Washington D.C.
Center for World Indigenous Studies
Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
COOMBSWEB - ANU Social Sciences WWW Server
Diplomats Online / AFSA
"Diplomats in Residence are active and retired Foreign Service Personnel who are willing to share their expertise in foreign affairs via email. Diplomats are listed below by geographic specialization; just click on the area you are interested in, and you will be presented with a list of diplomats with experience in that region. The listing for each diplomat includes a brief career description and an email link."
Diplomaticnet - features search engine, directory of international relations web sites, discussion forum, and more.
Elections and Electoral Systems World Wide
Election Notes Worldwide - Klipsan Press
Foreign Policy In Focus
"The Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC) and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) have joined together to coordinate the publication of a series of policy briefs on foreign policy issues. Each brief offers policy recommendations for a more responsible and visionary U.S. foreign policy."
Global Security Program / Watson Institute, Brown
Global Peace and Conflict Studies at UC, Irvine
Historical Text Archives
Information Technology and International Affairs / Binghamton University
Sources useful for studying the impact of the ongoing communications revolution on the course of international relations.
Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation - University of California, San Diego
International Affairs Resources / WWW Virtual Library
International has links to a wide variety of resources ranging from news wires and newspapers to economic think-tanks to strategic studies institutes to the official web pages of governments and international institutions like the World Bank, OECD, and the United Nations.
International Development Research Centre / Canada
International Institute / UMich
International Relations Association - Appalachian State University
International Relations & Security Network / Switzerland
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Kentucky Institute for International Studies
National / Heritage Foundation
Nationalism Project
"The Nationalism Project is a resource intended to help forward the study of nationalism using the World Wide Web. It is edited in consultation with an international committee of experts in the field.This site contains essays, articles, dissertations, book abstracts and reviews, a book list containing over 200 titles, a bibliography of over 1000 journal articles, and links to nationalism-related resources."
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs - Canada
Information about the school and links to internet resources useful to understanding international affairs.
Peace and Conflict Studies - U of Toronto Trudeau Center
Political Resources on the Net
Political Science Resources / Kimber
Political Science/International Relations / Boston U
Political Science: A Net Station / U of British Columbia
Royal Institute of International Affairs
"The Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) provides easy access to quality information sources over the networks. All of the resources that appear on the Gateway have been described, classified and entered into a searchable database."
Stanford Center for International Security & Arms Control
Henry L. Stimson Center
"The Henry L. Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to public policy research. The center concentrates on particularly difficult national and international security issues where policy, technology, and politics intersect." Site contains online data in areas such as these: Nuclear Weapons Issues, Missile Defense Issues ,Confidence-Building Measures, Chemical Weapons Issues, UN Issues.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Strategic Studies Institute / U.S. Army War College
Think tank dealing with military issues, national security policy, and world politics.
University of California, Berkeley-Institute of International Studies
U.S. Department of State - Career Information
World Affairs Council of Northern California
Source for links on foreign policy, including access to hundreds of government sites around the world. The page also has information on international scholarships, as well as information on 250 programs a year and book reviews on current publications on foreign affairs.
World History Archives