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International Studies

This guide lists American University Library databases and print resources, and free Web sites that are of use to the study and research of International Studies.

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks

Encyclopedias are an excellent source for providing an overview of a topic or field of study, factual information, and definitions of critical concepts. It is often a good starting point for research.

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    Environmental Studies

    International Communication

    International Development

    International Economic Relations

     

    International Peace and Conflict Resolution

    International Politics and Foreign Policy

     

     

    • Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      3 vols. Sharpe Reference, 2000. AU Library has online edition.
    • Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      6 vols. Thompson/Gale, 2004. AU Library has online edition.
    • Historical Atlas of the Islamic World (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      Cartographica, 2004. AU Library has online edition.
    • History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      6 vols. Gale Group, 2003. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      6 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005. AU Library has online edition.
    • West's Encyclopedia of American Law (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2nd ed.,  13 vols. Thompson/Gale, 2004. AU Library has online edition.
    • Encyclopedia of Journalism (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      6 vols. SAGE 2009. AU Library has online edition.
    • Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2010 (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2 v,  2010. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Encyclopedia of U.S. National Security (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2 vols. SAGE, 2006. AU Library has online edition.
    • Historical Atlas of the Islamic World (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      Cartographica, 2004. AU Library has online edition.
    • Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      4 vols. Thompson/Gale, 2002. AU Library has online edition.
    • Encyclopaedia Judaica (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2nd ed.,  22 vols. MacMillan Reference, 2007. AU Library has online edition.
    • Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2 vols. MacMillan Reference, 2004. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Encyclopedia of Religion (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2nd ed.,  15 vols. MacMillan Reference, 2005. AU Library has online edition.
    • New Catholic Encyclopedia (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2nd ed.,  15 vols. Thompson/Gale, 2003. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Concise Encyclopedia of Statistics (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      Springer, 2008. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Encyclopedia of Energy (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      6 vols. Elsevier, 2004. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2vols. SAGE, 2009. AU Library has online and edition.
    • Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      3vols. SAGE, 2007. AU Library has online edition.
    • Encyclopedia of Anthropology (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      5vols. SAGE, 2006. AU Library has online and edition.
    • Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      3rd ed.,  5vols. MacMillan Reference, 2004. AU Library has online edition.
    • Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2 vols. SAGE, 2007. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      SAGE, 2008. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      3 vols. SAGE, 2007. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Encyclopedia of Social Theory (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2 vols. SAGE, 2005. AU Library has online edition.
    • Encyclopedia of Sociology (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      2nd ed.,  5 vols. Blackwell Publishing,  2001. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Encyclopedia of World Poverty (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      3 vols. SAGE, 2006. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • International Encyclopedia of Organizational Studies (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
      4 vols. SAGE, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to the Earth (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2000. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Ecology (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2010. AU Library has online and print editions.
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    • A Dictionary of Geography (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to the Garden (Oxford Reference Online: Prenium)
      Oxford University Press, 2006. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to Global Change (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Weather (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Accounting (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 1995. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Business and Management (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      5th ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd revised ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Handbook of International Financial Terms (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2005. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Statistics (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd Revised ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to American Military History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2000. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Compation to Australian History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2003. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press 2009.
    • The Oxford Companion to Black British History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2007. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of British History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      1st revised ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to Canadian History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2004. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Guide to Countries of the World (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2010. AU Library has online edition.
    • Dynasties of the World (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2003. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to Irish History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2002. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to Scottish History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2001. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Kings and Queens of Britain (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd revised ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
    • 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2003. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to Military History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2004. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2003. AU Library has online edition.
    • Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2007. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Political Biography (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 1998. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Popes (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2010. AU Library has online edition.
    • An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      1st ed. Oxford University Press, 1999. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      5th ed. Oxford University Press, 2004. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2006. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 1999.  AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Guide to the United States Government (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2002. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to United States History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2001. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2001. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of World History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2006. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to World War II (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2003. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to American Law (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2002. American University has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2003. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Law (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      7th ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2007. AU Library has online edition.
    • The New Oxford Companion to Law (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2005. AU Library has online and print edition.
    • The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2005. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to American Military History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2000. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to Military History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2004. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2001. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dicitonary of Accounting (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2010. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Oxford Companion to Australian Politics (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2007. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Business and Management (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      5th ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Guide to Countries of the World (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2010. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Critical Theory (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2010. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Education (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2008. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Geography (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Handbook of International Financial Terms (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2005. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Law (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      7th ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online edition.
    • The Oxford Companion to the Mind (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2004. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Political Biography (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 1998. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2001. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • A Dictionary of Psychology (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Science, Technology, and Society (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2005. AU Library has online and print editions.
    • Dictionary of the Social Sciences (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      Oxford University Press, 2002. AU Library has online edition.
    • A Dictionary of Sociology (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
      3rd revised ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. AU Library has online edition.