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International & Area Studies

Getting Started Databases

Columbia International Affairs Online

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) provides access to materials in international affairs, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals, and policy briefs. Full text is available.

PAIS Index

Index to public and social policy issues, foreign and domestic. Materials indexed include journal articles, government documents, books, pamphlets, yearbooks, and directories.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Covers international literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. This database combines Political Science Abstracts and ABC POL SCI and includes over 800 journals.