Subject Guide —International Relations/Comparative Government
Maag Library provides access to international relations/comparative government books, journals and data through print and online resources. The specific resources listed below are a portion of what is available through the library. If you need additional assistance, Ask a Librarian!
Part I provides an overview of international organizations. Part II is a listing by country, including information on the constitution and government, judicial system, political organizations and diplomatic representatives.
This two-volume set contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the first volume and those considered on the right, in the second volume.
Provides a detailed listing of UN agencies, major intergovernmental organizations, world population and GNP statistics. Gives an economic, historical and political description of all countries, as well as brief biographical sketches of major political personalities throughout the world.
Includes information on international organizations and a political and economic overview of the nations of the world. Contains an insert with fold-out map and flags of the world.
Produced by the U.S. Department of State, this is a descriptive list of the treaties and international agreements to which the U.S. is a party.
- Cultural Relations
- International relations
- International Courts
- Political Science
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International relations/comparative government resources are located throughout the library: items in the Reference Room, Serials and in the circulating collection are all arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Once you locate a book or journal that is useful in one of these areas, you can locate information on the same or similar topics by locating the same call number in the other areas of the library. See Call Numbers and Floor Plans for assistance.
Electronic Journal Center. Various terms can be used to search these databases, including subject, keywords and relevant dates. Most databases allow access by current YSU faculty, students and staff from off campus, although a few are restricted to in-library use only. For more information about connecting from home, see off-campus access.
Good source for current information. Full-text articles from newspapers, periodicals and newswires (including foreign sources) as well as legal information.
An index to the literature of public affairs — current issues and actions which affect the world communities, countries, people, and governments.
Supplies full text articles from the very first volume to the last 3-5 years for approximately 240 titles in the Arts & Sciences.
This index features citations with subject headings from a sociology-specific thesaurus designed by expert lexicographers.
Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI Web of Science) OFF CAMPUS LINK
Current information as well as backfiles to 1900 are found in full text on the Web of Science. ISI Citation Databases include bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. It is indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Additionally, it is possible to search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.
- International relations/comparative government Topics
- Library of Congress Country Studies
- A series of publications by the Department of Defense on various countries.
- The World Factbook
- Factual and statistical information published by the CIA.
- Statistical data for member countries of the United Nations.
- A-Z Index of Government Agencies
- ERC Electronic Research
- A partnership of the United States Department of State, Federal Depository Library, and University of Illinois at Chicago
- The International Data Base
- The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socioeconomic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.