These resources will provide background information or context for your project or paper. They will also assist you in identifying key themes, participants, and events as you focus your research.
Current Issues, Movements & Events
General: World History
Peace, War, Conflict and Violence
Diplomacy & Interstate Relations
International OR Domestic: Reference Book Collections
For additional online reference resources, see: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries:
It is difficult to imagine studying political science without reference to maps. Below are several general purpose online map sources. In addition, both the Hesburgh Library reference collection and the Kellogg Kroc Library contain significant atlas collections. The latter is mostly international while the former has many U.S. state and topical (e.g., congressional district election results) atlases.
Data and Statistics are usually divided into two categories:
Two general guides are available at: