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Discover articles and books from many of our databases.


Want to see if a journal is peer-reviewed?  Check the title in Ulrich's. If it says Academic/Scholarly in the Content Type heading, then it is an academic journal, which may or may not be peer-reviewed.   If it says "yes" next to Refereed then it is a peer-reviewed journal.  (The symbol for refereed is a black image that reminds me of gritted teeth).  You can also use Ulrich's to find the full name of an abbreviated title.  For instance if you type in: Pak J Med Sci, Ulrich's will display Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.


Peer Review - video overview of what is and is not peer-reviewed, from Credo Reference 

Includes Countries of the World and their Leaders, and Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies


U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets - U.S. Department of State background notes, arranged by country.

CIA World Factbook

Elections Around the World: Wiki provides a comprehensive and detailed anaylses of recent elections. Now a part of Wikipedia.

Electronic Embassy provides links to staff and resources for the DC embassy community. For a directory of embassies worldwide use Embassy World.

Statesman's Year Book.  (Ref 305 St29) New York: St. Martin's, Annual.

Constitutions, Treaties and Official Declarations Around the World - An alphabetical listing of approximately 140 countries, with links to their constitutions, and other links if available to treaties.

Americas Program - Policy briefs and analysis from the International Relations Center. Includes information on migration, sustainable development, and trade.

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) - Searchable by subject.  1935 to present.


Search Albert using such keywords as country name, education


Includes such titles as Comparative Democratic Politics: A Guide to Contemporary Theory and Research (2002), Comparative Latin American Politics (2010), and Behind the Ballot Box: A Citizen's Guide to Voting Systems (2000).


Search Albert by using keywords: country name and elections

Handbook of Social Justice in Education (Ref 370.115 Ay24h) New York: Routledge, 2009.

Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion (Ref 306.6 B388) Los Angeles: Sage, 2007.

Women and Politics Around the World: A Comparative History and Survey (Ref 305.4 G280) Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

 Includes Encyclopedia of Identity, and the Sage Handbook of Social Gerontology.

 Includes the Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology.

 Includes Comparative Democratic Politics: A Guide to Contemporary Theory and Research

Chicago Manual of Style Online. Also available in print in the reference room (Ref 808.02 Un3e)

Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date) - a quick guide from the SMC Library

Quick Guide to Chicago Style from the Chicago manual publishers. Scroll down to the Author/Date tab, and select that for a list of examples of citation.

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