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Paper Requirements

"[A]t least four books and/or peer reviewed sources" are necessary to receive a "C" on your research paper.  An "A" paper has "a large number of peer reviewed strong and academically respected sources."
See the syllabus for further information.

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Paper Requirements:
Scholarly books are written by authors who have advanced degrees (e.g., PhD) in their field of study and the books are published by scholarly presses (e.g., university presses)

Reference Books (Print and E-Books)
  • Political Handbook of the World REFERENCE JF37 .P6
  • The Statesman's Year-book REFERENCE JA51 .S7

Article Databases

"Peer-reviewed [refereed] journals are publications that include only those articles that have been reviewed and/or qualified by a selected panel of acknowledged experts in the field of study covered by the journal" (Ebsco Help).

  • Explore the Suggested International Relations Journals.
  • JSTOR and Project MUSE only contain scholarly publications. For the other databases, make sure that you limit your search terms to peer-reviewed.


Note: There are many strong journals that specialize in a particular area.

Suggested Scholarly International Relations Journals

Note: There are many journals that specialize in a particular geographical region (such Europe, Asia, Africa) or even a particular country (such as Turkey or China) or subject area (such as terrorism or the economy).

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Required Reading

The following items are on reserves (check availability):

  • Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics
  • New Frontiers on Middle East Security

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