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International Relations

a guide to resources for researching international relations.

Social Sciences Library

The Social Sciences Library is the primary locus for research in international relations, providing access to library resources in fields ranging from anthropology to sociology, political science, and statistics & data. The Penn State Libraries also house an extensive U.S. documents collection and comprehensive collections from most major intergovernmental organizations including the United Nations, European Union, International Labour Organization (ILO), World Bank (WB), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Resources for international relations research are inherently interdisciplinary. This guide contains some databases and starting points for your research. Other Libraries' subject guides may also be helpful. Please visit the Social Sciences Library, 2nd floor Paterno Library, for additional assistance.

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