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International Affairs Research Guide

A research guide for international affairs subjects and courses

About This Guide

international affairs image from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends, and related issues."
  • "Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas."
  • "Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of the international affairs program. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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