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American Foreign Policy

A Course Guide for Political Science 255

A Word about Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a popular source of information on the web and for good reason—it’s extensive and often extremely current. However, because anyone can edit Wikipedia pages, they are not always reliable and most instructors will not want you to use them as references in your assignments.

Online Encyclopedias/Dictionaries

Print Encyclopedias/Dictionaries

  • Dictionary of American Diplomatic History
    UM E 183.7 F5

  • Dictionary of American Foreign Affairs
    UM E 183.7 F58

  • International Relations: A Political Dictionary
    UM/REF JX 1226 P55

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations
    UM/REF E 183.7 E53


Please note: The "REF" before the call number indicates an item in the Reference Collection.