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International Studies: Home

This guide contains resources and guidance to help students studying international studies courses.



This guide will help International Studies students develop the core skills needed to find and evaluate information supporting their studies.

You will:

  • learn to plan your searches and use the Library's search system
  • know how to reference properly for all your assignments
  • find relevant resources including Grey Literature, Foreign Languages collection and resources supporting In-Country Study

Key resources


Resource types


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Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!

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Journal Articles

Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.

Grey Literature

This includes government or non-government organisation (NGO) reports, guidelines and statistics. They often contain an overview of an issue as it applies to a specific region, state, country or worldwide.