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International Studies

A research guide to introduce you to the field of international studies. You'll find the materials, search tools, and other resources you need to start your research. If you need any assistance, please contact your librarian.


Welcome! This course guide was created for students enrolled in INST 201: Introduction to International Studies taught by Dr. Albana Dwonch in Spring 2023. The resources below are suggested starting points for your research assignments in this course. If you would like additional research help, you are welcome to schedule a research appointment with a librarian.

Newspaper Sources


Newspaper Databases:

  • Foley Library subscribes to a number of news and newspaper databases.
  • To locate specific newspapers or articles, search for the publication title (e.g. Washington Post, Los Angeles Times) in the Periodicals @ Foley search box to find full text access.

Additional Resources by Topic

Websites, films and other multi-media sources that you can consult as reliable sources for further research pertaining the assignments of this class.


International Politics (Shifting Centers of Power)


Technology as a Global Force


Economy as a Global Force


International Organizations (Governance as a Global Force)


Identity and Culture  (Global Tensions)

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