International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources


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About the Author

Chad M. Kahl is Coordinator for Library Instruction and Information Literacy, Milner Library, Illinois State University.


"Kahl's guide references indexes, Internet indexes, guides and handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias, chronologies, biographical studies and directories, bibliographies, atlases, document sources, statistical sources, and yearbooks for the various subdivisions of the fields of international relations, international security, and comparative politics. Useful annotations for each resource provide concise but deep explanations of the contents, and useful tips for prospective users....This comprehensive guide will be a welcome addition for the faculty and students of any academic institution offering course work in international and comparative politics. It will be particularly useful for faculty and graduate students who are active researchers, as well as librarians involved in collection development for these areas. Highly recommended. Academic libraries supporting upper-level undergraduates and above." - Choice
"The only comprehensive reference of its kind, this outstanding guide to global politics contains more than 900 entries on 1300 English-language materials, published between 1990 and 2006. Kahl....offers more than a mere bibliographic catalog. Each of the 14 geographically and thematically organized chapters....includes a multiparagraph description of the content of every publication listed, whether in print or online. The book closes with three valuable indexes, organized by subject, title, and author/editor. Highly recommended for international affairs collections." - Library Journal
"This is an exhaustively researched resource that will be beneficial for public and academic library collections. . . . This work is a valuable enhancement for researchers in these disciplines and should find a home in many libraries." - ARBA
"Author Kahl is very diligent, tracking down titles from review sources, publisher catalogs, and Web sites; the title and subject indexes provide easy text access." - Booklist
"A useful and ambitious volume. . . The work can serve as a starting point in each of the areas addressed..." - Collection Building