Interdisciplinary research often doesn't fit neatly into individual databases. Try using multiple databases to find valuable resources.
International Organization is a leading peer-reviewed journal that covers the entire field of international affairs.
Review of International Political Economy
RIPE addresses questions in the field of international political economy.
Since 1948, World Politics has published analytical and theoretical articles, review articles, and research notes in international relations, comparative politics, political theory, foreign policy, and modernization.
International studies quarterly
Articles aimed at a broad audience of work in international studies attending to the various political, economic, social or cultural factors affecting more than one society or theoretical discourses in the field.
New Political Economy
Alexis de Tocqueville once declared that a new science was needed for a new world. The reason for the launch of this major new international journal is the belief that a new stage in the development of the world economic and political system has commenced, a new world order.
Review of International Studies
Review of International Studies serves the needs of scholars in international relations and related fields such as politics, history, law, and sociology.
Journal of Public Policy
The Journal of Public Policy applies social science theories and concepts to significant political, economic and social issues and to the ways in which public policies are made.
World Development is a multi-disciplinary monthly journal of development studies. It seeks to explore ways of improving standards of living, and the human condition generally, by examining potential solutions to problems such as: poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, disease, lack of shelter, environmental degradation, inadequate scientific and technological resources, trade and payments imbalances, international debt, gender and ethnic discrimination, militarism and civil conflict, and lack of popular participation in economic and political life.
Journal of International Development
The Journal has two special features: Field Reports, which are short articles contributing to development policy and practice, and invited Policy Arenas, which comprise several articles focusing on a theme with a policy dimension.
Development and change
Peer reviewed interdisciplinary analysis & discussion of current development issues & social change. Resource for social science faculties & research institutions, international development agencies and NGOs, & graduate teachers & reseachers.
World Bank research on gender and development
Not a journal, but good source of research ideas with articles by researchers at the World Bank.
Journal of Modern African Studies
The Journal of Modern African Studies offers a quarterly survey of developments in modern African politics and society. Its main emphasis is on current issues in African politics, economies, societies and international relations. It is intended not only for students and academic specialists, but also for general readers and practitioners with a concern for modern Africa, living and working both inside and outside the continent.
African Affairs is published on behalf of the Royal African Society and is the top ranked journal in African Studies. It is an inter-disciplinary journal, with a focus on the politics and international relations of sub-Saharan Africa. It also includes sociology, anthropology, economics, and to the extent that articles inform debates on contemporary Africa, history, literature, art, music and more.
Journal of Asian Studies
JAS publishes the very best empirical and multidisciplinary work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, the social sciences, and cultural studies. Experts around the world turn to this quarterly journal for the latest in-depth scholarship on Asia's past and present, for its extensive book reviews, and for its state-of-the-field essays on established and emerging topics.
Latin American Research Review
The Latin American Research Review (LARR) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
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In secondary sources, authors analyze and interpret primary source materials.
Secondary sources can be scholarly or popular. Scholarly sources (sometimes called "academic" or "peer-reviewed" sources) are written by and for experts and typically include bibliographies and citations. Popular sources are written for a general, non-expert audience and can be authored by anyone.
Newspaper and magazine articles can be helpful when delving into a new topic, or seeking recent developments on an issue.
Take a look at our news guide to find news articles through the library's subscriptions.