The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library

Global Politics and Societies: Reference Sources

Europa World Online

Europa World Online

Includes economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country; regional surveys provide in-depth, expert analysis at regional, sub-regional and country level.

For historical data, see our print holdings of the Europa World Year Book (1991-2005) and the Europa Year Book (1959-1988)

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remote access

eiu.com

EIU.com
Economist Intelligence Unit

Current profiles, economic reports, and data on nearly 200 countries or economic territories.

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remote access

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Relations

A peer-reviewed guide to the best scholarship in the field.

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remote access

 

IISS Armed Conflict Database

The Armed Conflict Database is a frequently updated source of information on armed conflicts worldwide. You can generate reports and download data as well as browse through the yearly analyses and fact sheets online. The database is a project of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

 

 

Almanac of Women and Minorities in World Politics

Provides political and biographical details on achievements of women and minorities in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of every nation in the world. Entries are arranged alphabetically by country name.

Call Number:
Ref HQ1236 .M347 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Nationalism
2 volumes

Volume One consists of full-length overview articles on fundamental aspects of nationalism, arranged by broad subject area, with an index at the back to facilitate finding more specific topics. Volume Two consists of concise entries arranged in alphabetical order covering four major subject areas: Nations and Groups, Nationalist Leaders, Concepts and Movements, and Scholars and Thinkers.

Call Number:
Ref JC311 .E63 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Foreign Governments

Provides links to national agencies for most countries in the world. The site is hosted by Northwestern University Library.

 

 

International Encyclopedia of Human Rights: Freedoms, Abuses, Remedies

This encyclopedia covers human rights concepts, significant legal documents, human rights agencies and nongovernmental organizations, and biographies of significant figures. Entries are arranged alphabetically by subject. An index at the back of the book can be used to find more specific topics.

Call Number:
Ref JC571 .M3243 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties
3 volumes

Articles are arranged alphabetically by country name and include the following information: system of government, powers and responsibilities of government branches, the electoral and party systems, major political forces, and specific political parties (history, organization, financing, membership, etc.). Articles are written and signed by political scientists or other experts in the field, and contain recommendations for further reading.

Call Number:
Ref JF2011 .W67 1999

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
6 volumes

Provides geographical, factual and statistical information on more than 200 nations of the world. Volumes are divided geographically into United Nations, Africa, Americas, Asia & Oceania, and Europe. A sixth volume contains entries on current leaders of the world. For each country, information is provided on 50 topics, including the following: migration, religions, transportation, history, political parties, local and national government, armed forces, international cooperation, income, labor, economic sectors, trade, finance, health, education, and media.

Call Number:
Ref G63 .W67 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor