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IGS 10A: Introduction to International and Global Studies

Books in the Catalog at Brandies

Searching the catalog for "international agreements" can yield many helpful results. Searching by specific terms, including geographic area, period in time, thematic subject, and persons involved in an agreement may provide more insight into the process.

Where to Start Searching

Library Catalog: Use this option to search for physical items (books, print journals, DVDs, etc.), ebooks, and streaming media owned by the library.
Articles & More: Use this option to search across many databases of articles in journals, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, and dictionaries.  This does not search all databases, however.
All OneSearch: Use this option to search both the Library Catalog and Articles & More.
Course Reserves: Use this option to search for books that have been set aside for your courses.

Think Tanks

"Think tank" refers to a policy institute or a research institute which conducts research on topics such as economics, political climate, military, social policy and culture.  Well-known political think tanks include:

US Government Sources

The Congressional Research Service, a division of the Library of Congress, provides policy and legal analysis to representatives and senators in Congress.  CRS reports are renown for authoritative, objective, and non-partisan research but are not directly released to the public.  CRS reports are available in several online collections including: