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Bibliographic Database

Publicly Accessible Database for Scholarly Literature in the Field of International Relations and Area Studies

WAO - World Affairs Online

WAO - is one of the largest social science databases in Europe and offers targeted access to scholarly literature on international relations, regional and area studies indexed with a Thesaurus of its own.

WAO is produced by FIV - the German Information Network for International Relations and Area Studies coordinated and managed by SWP.

Through the portal IREON you can search in more than 1 million references from the WAO database and 4.4 million references from the ECONIS database produced by the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Through IREON you will find literature references and electronic full texts on:

  • foreign and security policy topics
  • business administration, economics and economic practice
  • issues of international economic and development policy cooperation
  • European and transatlantic policy issues
  • regional and country-related issues worldwide
  • foreign cultural policy
  • climate, environment and energy

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