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International Studies


Getting Started

This guide showcases recommended resources for research, teaching and learning in International Studies.

Getting Started

This guide is not comprehensive, but is intended as a starting point for international studies research, highlighting some of the most useful resources available through the Libraries and on the web.

Background Information

Country Reports & Factbooks

  • CIA The World Factbook: Created by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials. Updated weekly.
  • CQ Political Handbook of the World: Political information on the world's countries and territories, including political systems, political parties and international organizations.
  • Freedom House Reports: Rating of people's access to political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories, includes global freedom scores, internet freedom scores and democracy scores.
  • Global Edge: Business focused database providing reports by country and territory.
  • UN Human Development Reports: Human development indicators by country

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