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If you're just starting out as an International Studies student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:
These databases will be the best bets for starting your research in international studies. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!
Clase and Periódica
This modern languages database indexes over 2,600 journals published in Latin America. Languages include Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Content includes science, social science and humanities. No full-text, unfortunately.
Discovery Service for Illinois College
Search many of Illinois College's databases at once. Also referred to as Multi-Database Search.
eHRAF World Cultures
This database provides access to an ethnographic archive of information on aspects of social life in a variety of world cultures. This database contains articles, manuscripts, dissertations, and monographs. eHRAF is best for anthropology and/or discovering background information about specific ethnic groups or regions of the world.
Global Issues (Gale in Context)
This current issues database provides overviews of a number of ongoing global issues, including human rights, war, globalization, poverty, etc. You will find many types of content in this database, including overviews, expert perspectives, reference content, primary sources, and multimedia.
Informe Académico (Gale OneFile)
This database contains a number of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language journals from and about Latin America. This database is ideal for users wishing to conduct their research in Spanish or Portuguese.
World Scholar: Latin America & The Caribbean
This Latin American and Caribbean database has content dating back to the 15th century. Featuring over 1,000,000 pages of primary, secondary, reference, and multimedia content, this database is the ideal portal for researchers interested in the titular regions.
The best place to find books about international studies is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves primarily in the 320 range on the lower level. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:
You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:
You can find reliable and high-quality international studies videos on the following topics:
Here is a website which might be helpful for a student in international studies:
For help citing in the APA format, which is often used in international studies, consider using Schewe Library's APA citation guide: