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International Relations

A Course Guide for Political Science 354

Journal Articles

What's the difference between scholarly and other types of articles and why does it matter?

Getting the article


When searching for articles, look for the UMLinks button. It will find the full text of your article online if it's available through the libraries. Or, it will search the library catalog for you to see if we have your article in print--or let you request it via Interlibrary Loan.

Finding Articles for Research Paper

A good way to find articles is to seach databases that relate to your topic. There are so many to choose from for international relations, I have divided them into the following categories:





Political Science/Policy

Move your cursor over the "Find Articles" tab and click on a category to the see the databases included therein.