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ICS 275 International Studies: Home

Beginning with Background

Research proceeds in several stages. When you are exploring and focussing a topic into a research question, it's often helpful to consult with some reference sources. In some cases, an academic encyclopedia source can function as a kind of "literature review lite" and point you in the direction of research that will help with your topic.

Reference Databases

Here are some general reference databases. There's a variety of useful sources, so explore.

Other Resources for Topic Development

The resources here aren't traditional reference sources, but they may still be useful when you are exploring, narrowing and focusing your topic into a research question. Additionally, they may provide links to sources for scholarly journal articles, data sources and other information which you may need.