We currently have a trial of Praeger Security International Online. This database contains a wealth of information on terrorism, international relations, foreign cultures, information assurance and security. The database contains over 500 books, 1000 primary source documents, monthly scholarly commentaries, articles, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography. It’s also very easy to search and use. Visit this page to access the free trial and e-mail email@example.com with questions and feedback about PSI Online.
CIAO is the Columbia International Affairs Online database and it is a great resource for anyone studying international relations. CIAO is a terrific database for finding articles on government policy and international relations. It contains full-text articles from a variety of high quality policy journals, book chapters, original case studies, and policy briefs from such groups as the Brookings Institution and the Centre for the Study of Democracy. You can search CIAO by keyword, author or title.
Students are often in the situation where they are looking for a particular journal article and don’t know which database it’s in. You may have gotten a recommendation from a professor or you found the article in a database search but it didn’t offer the full-text. In order to find the article, you will need to use Periodicals A to Z, which is included in the list of databases for your program. With Periodicals A to Z, you will need to search for the journal title (not the article) and will then get a list of databases where it can be found. For more information about searching Periodicals A to Z, please visit this page in the OGP Research Guide.
If you’re having trouble figuring out how to do APA or MLA citations, the Citation Machine (http://citationmachine.net/) is something you should check out. The Citation Machine allows you to enter information about your resource (including type of resource and citation info) and then it formats the citation for you. This tool could be very useful when you’re working on your papers, but it is no substitute for having the actual citation manual for the citation style required in your program. That is one book that is well worth purchasing if you don’t have it already.