International relations & security: Recommended starting points

What's on this page

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.

Background: verviews and reference works in international relations

Start here to locate research literature

Security resources

Surveys of US National Intelligence Agency Published Outputs (Webinars)

Archived 45-minute webcasts provide overviews for exploring publicly available information from US intelligence agencies. Presenter is Albert Chapman (Purdue University Library). Offered as part of the US Government Publishing Office's "FDLP Academy" training sessions for librarians (but not geeky).

Social Sciences & History Librarian

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Bruce Pencek
Contact:
3050 Newman Library (MC 0434)
560 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Office hours (academic year):
Tu 1-3 pm,
Wed 2-4 pm,
and by appointment.
(540) 231-2140

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