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Research Guides

International Relations

This guide contains a select list of print and online resources in the field of International Relations

Journal Articles

You may find the following databases useful in finding international relations articles. Please keep in mind that research in International Relations is interdisciplinary. Do not restrict yourself to these databases - you may wish to search in relevant databases related to history, economics, public policy, and political science.

Peer Review

Articles in peer-reviewed journals are reviewed by a group of the writer's peers (other academics in their field) before the articles are published.

Not all journal articles are peer reviewed because not all journals are peer reviewed. It might sound confusing, but you know that an article is peer reviewed if it comes from a peer-reviewed journal. Peer reviewed and refereed are synonyms for the same process.

If you need help figuring out whether or not a journal article is peer-reviewed, check for the journal title (not the article title) in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. For more information, check the library's FAQ on peer review.