Database List

The following 53 databases are best for: International Studies

See our International Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core International Studies Databases

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

Praeger Security International


All International Studies Databases

Africa-Wide Information    
A multidisciplinary collection with extensive coverage of Africa and African studies, and information on a wide variety of topics from Africa-based publications and organizations. Includes citations for wide variety of scholarly sources, including dissertations, research reports, and monographs.
  • Coverage Range: 1500s to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Alternative Press Index    
Contains citations and some full-text articles from alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. It is international in scope with its central focus on socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays, lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism. Covers material from 1991 to the present. Click on the "Get It" button to access full-text when available.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Alternative Press Index Archive    
Journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Covering theories and practices of socialism and revolution alongside ecology, democracy and anarchism, feminism and organized labor, indigenous peoples and gays/lesbians, the coverage is both international and interdisciplinary
  • Coverage Range: 1969-1990
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange    
Primary documents related to the experiences of Westerners in Asia. Principally US and British diplomatic documents, but also documents from missionary organizations and journals on socio-economic topics. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1818-1923
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Associated Press Collections (trial through May 20)    
Three collections of documents and images from the Associated Press Corporate Archives: News & Internal Communications; US City Bureaus; and Washington DC Bureau. Material includes news stories and features as they appeared off the AP wire, AP publications, and personal papers of reporters and administrators.
  • Coverage Range: varies, mostly 1930s-2000s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Bibliography of Asian Studies Online    
A major database for Asian Studies, with comprehensive index coverage of mostly western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia.
  • Coverage Range: 1971 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Bibliography of Asian Studies, The

 
Central and Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS)    
A multidisciplinary, multilingual database providing full-text coverage pertaining to all facets of central and eastern European countries. Areas covered include business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history and sociology.
  • Coverage Range: 2000-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Chatham House Archive, Module 1 (trial through May 20)    
Publications and meetings of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the world's leading think-tanks. Full text of meetings and speeches at Chatham House, with audio recordings from 1966-1979, publications, reports, and briefing papers.
  • Coverage Range: 1920-1979
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Churchill Archive Full-Text    
The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history available online for the first time. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.
  • Coverage Range: 1874-1965
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Bloomsbury Publishing

 
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)    
Access to theory and research in international affairs from 1996 to present. Also includes economic information, and map and country data.
  • Coverage Range: 1996 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Columbia University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Congressional Universe    
Contains congressional publications, committee prints, Congressional hearings, House and Senate documents and reports, legislative histories, bill tracking, and full-text public law.
  • Coverage Range: Historical and current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Constitutions, Treaties, and Official Declarations    
An index providing full-text access to international treaties, constitutions, and other political documents from around the world.
  • Coverage Range: Historic and current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Richard Kimber

 
Contemporary Middle East    
A documentary history of the Middle East, including key events that have shaped the region since World War I. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1915-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Country Studies / Area Handbooks    
On-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army.
  • Coverage Range: Current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Library of Congress
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Economist Historical Archive    
Weekly news magazine presenting the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them with a global editorial perspective. Also useful for research on company and industry trends and history. Includes supplements, special reports, surveys, full-color images, exportable financial tables, and a gallery of front covers. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1843 – 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest    
Documents some of the motivations, activities, and results of the European conquest of Africa in the nineteenth century. Primary documents including monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics and strategy during the European powers' "Scramble for Africa." Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 19th century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
European History Primary Sources (EHPS)    
A searchable index of scholarly digital repositories of primary sources. Collections are also browsable by country, language, period, subject, and type of source.
  • Coverage Range: Medieval to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EUI

 
Financial Times Historical Archive    
The complete run of the London edition of the authoritative daily business newspaper, from its first issue to the end of 2008. with additional annual updates. A resource for studying history, business, management, finance and politics. Every individual article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1888 – 2010, updated annually
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Handbook of International Rivalries    
Examines the roughly 200 strategic rivalries—two states that view each other as threatening competitors to the point that they categorize their antagonists as enemies—that have been responsible for nearly 80 percent of the warfare of the past two hundred years. Delves into standardized narratives of the rivalries that include discussions of their origins, the levels of conflict achieved and the resolutions. Also includes a comprehensive bibliography and a chronological listing of rivalries by region, time and type. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: N/A
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Handbook of Latin American Studies    
An essential guide to English and non-English materials on Latin America, covering topics in both the social sciences and humanities ranging from 1935 to present.
  • Coverage Range: 1935 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Library of Congress

 
HAPI Online    
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) covers journals published in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, also journals published in other countries if the topic includes Latin America or Hispanics in the US. The coverage ranges from 1970 to present. Mostly index only, with occasional full text.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of California Regents

 
Historical Chinese Newspapers    
A collection of 22 English-language newspapers published in China between 1832 and 1953. Part of the Historical Newspapers database. Purchase made possible through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.
  • Coverage Range: 1832-1953
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: proquest

 
Humanities International Complete (HIC)    
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References."
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
International Historical Statistics    
Key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years. Users can view content as e-book or download as PDF or Excel tables.
  • Coverage Range: 1750-2012
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Palgrave

 
International Newsstand (trial through May 17)    
Database of over 800 international news sources, mostly in English.
  • Coverage Range: Varies, mostly early 2000s-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Jane’s Security News Module    
A leading source of international news and analysis related to military and security issues.
  • Coverage Range: 2000-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: IHS
  • 5 Simultaneous Users

 
Japan at War and Peace, 1930-1949: U.S. State Department Records on the Internal Affairs of Japan    
Essential and unique documentation on a variety of topics relating to Japanese internal affairs between the World Wars, including: politics, the rise of Bolshevism and radicalism, militarism, Sino-Japanese war, trade and tariffs, social control, labor development and unrest, emigration, war, military, armament, economics, industry, trade, and the afects of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1930-1949
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
MarketLine Advantage    
A major database for business research. Includes up to date information on businesses, industries, and countries.
  • Coverage Range: current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Market Line
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
NewspaperDirect PressDisplay    
Full-color, full-page access to current newspapers from around the world, in their native language, with back issues for up to 90 days. Searchable by keyword, browsable by region, country and topic. Free PressReader app allows downloading to mobile device for offline reading.
  • Coverage Range: 90 days ago to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest
  • 3 Simultaneous Users

 
NewsVault    
Allow for cross-searching of 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Economist Historical Archive, Financial Times Historical Archive, Listener Historical Archive, Sunday Times (London) Digital Archive, Times (London) Digital Archive, and Times (London) Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
  • Coverage Range: 19th and 20th centuries
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive (NCCO)    
Primary source material from rare collections around the globe. Includes nine individual collections: (1) British Politics and Society: sources related to the political climate in Great Britain; (2) European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection: full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more, with a focus on difficult-to-find works by historically neglected writers; (3) Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, which includes government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more; (4) British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, featuring primary sources such as playbills, scripts to operas and complete scores; (5) Photography: The World through the Lens, has photos and publications about photography from the period; (6 & 7) Science, Technology & Medicine: 1780-1925, parts 1-2, has journals, books and other documents; (8) Women: Transnational Networks has journals, books, manuscripts, and other materials, mostly from the US and UK, but with some other countries as well; (9) Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest has monographs, periodicals, and other materials documenting European policies and their effects in Africa.
  • Coverage Range: 19th Century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Oxford Islamic Studies Online    
Brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of Islam and the Islamic world. This resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)    
Index access to journal articles, book chapters, reports, and government publications from 120 countries.
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Peace Research Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, and peace psychology.
  • Coverage Range: 1964-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Political Handbook of the World    
Over 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world that provide complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Offers extensive coverage of major, minor, and anti-systemic political parties in each political system around the world. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, and profiles over 120 intergovernmental organizations.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Political Science    
Provides full text access to leading political science and international relations journals, including many titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Offers some coverage of related topics such as international development and environmental policy.
  • Coverage Range: 1985-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Political Science Complete    
Subject coverage includes comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, and political theory.
  • Coverage Range: 1960s-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Polling the Nations    
Provides access to over 14,000 surveys conducted in the United States, as well as countries around the world. It includes surveys from a variety of pollsters and detailed information on the questions.
  • Coverage Range: 1986 - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ORS Publishing

 
Praeger Security International Online (PSIO)    
The world's largest full-text electronic resource on international security, containing books, expert commentary, reports and primary documents from foreign policy, military, and security professionals. Covers security-related topics such as terrorism, economic development, diplomacy, and international crisis response.
  • Coverage Range: 1968 to current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood

 
Resort to War    
A reference for understanding the phenomenon of war. Analyzes more than 600 wars using the authoritative, highly standardized, and systematic coding methods developed by the Correlates of War Project, which aims to reveal the underlying patterns and causes of war. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1816-2007
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Social Science Journals    
Includes a variety of scientific journals covering social science topics, including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, and international relations.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Social Sciences Premium Collection    
A combination of 14 databases with international coverage of the social sciences, sociology, linguistics, education, criminal justice, political science and related topics. Databases in the collection are: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), 1987-current; ERIC, 1966-current; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), 1951-current; Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), 1973-current; PAIS International, 1914-current; PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, 1871-current; Criminal Justice, 1981-current; Education Journals, 1988-current; Political Science, 1985-current; Social Science Journals; Sociology, 1985-current; Social Services Abstracts, 1979-current; Sociological Abstracts, 1952-current; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, 1975-current.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Sunday Times Digital Archive (London)    
Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1966, when both papers came under common ownership. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times, with its own remit and perspective on the news.
  • Coverage Range: 1822-2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993    
This digital collection reviews U.S.-China relations in the post-Cold War Era, and analyzes the significance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, China’s human rights issues, and resumption of World Bank loans to China in July 1990. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1989-1993
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Times (London) Digital Archive    
The oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication, providing in-depth, award-winning and objective coverage of world events. The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1785 – 2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975    
Part of History Vault primary document collections. Covers U.S. involvement in Vietnam and Southeast Asia from the Kennedy administration to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops. Includes reports, memos, and a few oral histories documenting policy decisions at the highest levels of the U.S. government, as well as events on the ground in Vietnam, from the perspective of State Department officials, reporters, and members of the U.S. Armed forces.
  • Coverage Range: 1960-1975
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
World at Risk    
Thirty-two essays, written by experts in their fields, that provide in-depth analysis on such key topics as demographics and settlement; economics; the environment; education, health, and welfare; politics and governance; and security. Essays within these sections discuss such controversial and vexing issues as immigration, international finance, climate change, transnational governance, human trafficking, war crimes, biodiversity, and global health. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Current events, ca. 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
World News Connection (East View; trial through May 10)    
Access to a historical archive of news from all over the world, translated into English. An important resource for those who do not know the foreign language yet needs a different perspective other than US.
  • Coverage Range: 1994-2013
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: East View

 
World Politics Review (direct access)    
A daily online publication focusing on foreign affairs and international politics. Use direct access to view content from the current issue. For searching back issues, use the EBSCO database.
  • Coverage Range: current issue
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: World Politics Review

 
World Politics Review (EBSCO database)    
A database and daily online publication focusing on foreign affairs and international politics, with original articles by subject experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere. For the current issue, use direct access.
  • Coverage Range: 2006 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean    
Historical primary and secondary sources, and contemporary scholarship on the region. Includes monographs, peer-reviewed journals, news sources, multimedia, and maps.
  • Coverage Range: Varied; 1700s to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts    
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Yomidas Rekishikan (Yomiuri Shimbun)    
Over 11 million articles from every issue of Japan’s major newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun. In four parts: 1) The Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras section (1874-1989), 2) The Heisei Era section (September 1986 onwards),  3) The Daily Yomiuri section (September 1989 onwards), and 4) The Contemporary Who’s Who, with searchable biographical data and articles on over 26,000 prominent individuals. Includes photos, images, advertisements. Search in Japanese or English. English versions of modern articles are available.
  • Coverage Range: 1874 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Yomiuri Shimbun
  • 3 Simultaneous Users