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Get Started with International Relations Resources

This guide will help you learn how to search the databases most relevant to your work in the International Relations program.


JSTOR provides many full-text scholarly articles spanning a wide range of fields and going as far back as the 1800s. Coverage for most journals ends 3-5 years ago.

Conducting a Search

The screenshot examples below show a search for articles related to liberalism and foreign policy.

  • I used quotes to search for words together as a phrase (i.e. "foreign policy").
  • I put my keywords into different search boxes to make the search simpler.
  • I checked the box next to Articles under Item Type to show just articles in my search results.
  • Click the Submit Advanced Search button to start searching for articles.

Example search using liberalism and foreign policy as keywords in separate search fields. Check the box next to Articles under Item Type to show just journal articles in the search results.


Reviewing Search Results

This search found 14,493 articles related to my keywords.

  • Results are automatically sorted by relevance, so the most relevant articles are displayed first in the list of results.
  • To read an article, click on the Download PDF button and accept JSTOR's terms.

This search found 14,493 articles. Click the Download PDF button to save or print an article.


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