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Library Research Lesson: Intro to Diplomacy Research

This research lesson will look at how to develop a research strategy and gives examples of searching in databases.

About Columbia International Affairs Online

CIAO is a terrific database for finding articles on government policy and international relations. It contains full-text articles from a variety of high quality policy journals, book chapters, original case studies, and policy briefs.

Conducting a Search

The screenshots below search for documents about diplomacy and economics.

  • I used two keywords connected with a Boolean operator.
  • I used the Boolean operator AND to connect my keywords.
  • Click the blue Search button to start searching for results.

I used my keywords diplomacy and economics connected by the AND boolean operator and clicked the blue Search button.

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Reviewing Search Results

This search found 156 results related to my keywords.

  • Results are sorted by relevance with the most relevant articles shown at the top of the list of results.
  • Click on the title link to access the document; you will then see the option to download the PDF.