Area studies and comparative politics: Recommended starting points

As pursued in the United States, area studies and comparative politics traditionally have dealt with the politics of countries and global regions other than the US.

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This guide focuses on principal research resources in a subfield of political science.  It is supplements the main subject guide for political science and international studies The Other political science research guides tab is a menu that connects you to related research guides for the major subfields of the discipline and for related programs in the VT School of Public & International Affairs. 

Resources listed on this page are clustered into Research starters; Background information sources; Key databases for accessing scholarly literature, Contact information for the subject librarian; and access to Additional information.

Parts of this guide are also available in related subject guides:Social data sources, News/journalism/streaming media, and Advice for searching/citing/engaging with related scholarly literatures.

Overviews and reference works in area studies and comparative politics

Broad-based access to the literature

Region-oriented online resources

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