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Subject guide

International Studies

Overview of databases, reference works and websites for research in International Studies

Mostly course literature and reference works. In addition, acquisition of materials on globalization and economic theory/issues.
Geographical areas
Europe, America, Middle East, Russia and Eurasia, Asia, Africa

The International Studies library collection provides access to various materials, offering resources from cultural, economic, historical and political angles.

A concise reference collection, consisting mostly of literature relating to coursework, is available at Wijnhaven in The Hague. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the programme, many relevant sources can also be found in the library collections of political science, philosophy, law, history, linguistics, and anthropology. More importantly, students and staff also have access to the extensive digital collections of the university library, which offers around 40.000 e-journals, 1.000.000 e-books and 500 databases.

Publications from the various UBL locations may be borrowed at the Library Learning Centre by requesting them using the Catalogue (choose ‘Campus Den Haag’ as a pick-up location). The collection shelved at the Wijnhaven may only be used within the library.

Factiva contains full text articles from thousands of international newspapers and journals. 

OECD iLibrary contains content released by OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF).

Oxford Handbooks Online: Economics and Finance brings together the world’s leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate.

Project Muse is a collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% fulltext and online access to over 380 high quality humanities and social sciences journals from over 60 scholarly publishers.

Web of Science (WoS) is a frequently used bibliographical database, that is comprised of three different citation databases, including the Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present). WoS contains abstracts of journal articles and books, references and citations. 

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is a bibliographic database that allows for searching articles in international journals in political science, international relations and public administration. It provides abstracts, citations and references for many articles.