International Affairs Research Guide: Getting Started

This research guide identifies some of the major databases and library services that support research at the School of International Affairs at Columbia University.

Encyclopedia

 

  • Armed Conflict Database
    Covers international and internal conflicts, as well as terrorism. Includes information on refugees and returnees, internally displaced persons, weapons used and their flows, fatalities, costs, historical backgrounds, and timelines.
  • Encyclopedia of Social Measurement
    Articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
    Articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences
  • Oxford Reference online
    Contains the texts of more than 100 reference titles published by Oxford University Press.
  • The SAGE Handbook Research Methods
    overage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications.
  • Social Theory
    Offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization.

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