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International Relations *

A guide to databases and scholarly online sources that support conducting research in international relations and comparative politics.

Additional Research and Writing Guides

The following guides can help you locate additional research resources or can help you develop, organize, and write a quality research paper.

Help with Research

  • Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services -- describes a free service of the USC Libraries for obtaining books, book chapters, articles, and other research materials through a network of libraries, research centers, and other institutions.

Other Research Guides

  • Political Science -- a research guide that lists and describes databases and other scholarly resources that support the study of political science and its related sub-disciplines.
  • Public Diplomacy -- a research guide for locating newspaper and journal articles, research reports, and links to online resources that support research about diplomacy as a communicative discipline.
  • Primary Sources -- selective guide to finding databases and directories of archival, primary source materials at USC or available online.
  • Spatial Sciences and GIS -- a resource guide that provides access to resources supporting academic scholarship in the spatial sciences and methods of data visualization.
  • Statistics and Data -- guide to numeric resources in the social sciences available through the USC Libraries and freely available online.

Help with Writing

  • Chicago Manual of Style -- guide to citation and formatting rules of the Chicago Manual. This is the primary citation style used by international relations scholars. A guide to other citation styles can be found here.
  • RefWorks -- a guide to using RefWorks in the USC Libraries databases environment, a Web-based citation management tool similar to EndNote, Zotero, or Mendeley.