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International Law

This guide is suggested for students of PSC5000 or those interested in International Law.

Political Science Subject Guide - for more resources

Key Resources

Article Databases

Here are some essential resources for research in the area of world politics or internationa relations.

  • International Political Science Abstracts - Abstracts of political science articles published in scholarly journals and yearbooks worldwide. Topics include method and theory, political thinkers, ideas, administrative institutions, national and area studies.
    • Try searching for "International Court of Justice."
  • PAIS International - The PAIS International database contains references to more than 460,000 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed.
    • Perform a search for "international law" AND "human rights violations" and a limit to Journal Articles Only. 

Other Useful Resources

  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) - A resource that aggregates dispersed content about theory and research in international affairs.
  • CQ Global Researcher - Offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues.  Written by seasoned journalists with years of international experience.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch - A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.


APA Style

Publication manual for the American Psychological Association

  • Available for use in the library, this is the official guide to APA style.

OWL (Purdue University Online Writing Lab) - APA

  • OWL is a freely available online resource provided by Purdue University.  The OWL gives clear instructions for formatting your paper and bibliography in APA style.



RefWorks is a Web-based software package designed to help you easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

See the Library Guide to Refworks for more information.

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News Resources

Follow current events with these global news resources.

  • BBC World News Service - Provides international news, analysis and information in English and 32 other languages.
  • MideastWire.com - A daily email newsletter offering a concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing in the media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.
  • Kyodo World Service - An English language news service produced by Kyodo News, Asia's largest news agency and Japan's news service of record.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS)-Selected Parts, Daily Report, 1974-1996 - The collection provides perspectives about more than 100 countries outside of the U.S, featuring transcripts of foreign news broadcasts translated into English from materials selected by the CIA.


Last Modified: Monday, June 1st, 2015