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Full text encyclopedias in all subject areas
Oxford Handbooks Online
Introductions to topics and critical surveys of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study.
Oxford Bibliographies Online - Political Science
Peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on political science topics.
Annual Review of Political Science
Literature reviews on topics in political theory, international relations, political economy, political behavior, American and comparative politics, public administration, and methodology.
Detailed statistics and narratives on military capabilities by region around the world.
SIPRI Yearbooks: world armaments and disarmament
Annual on developments in armed conflicts, data on military spending and armaments, and development in arms control. From the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Analysis, data, and commentary on military strategy, budget, forces, acquisition, and reform.
Gale Virtual Reference
Full text encyclopedias in a wide range of social science subjects and beyond. [UW restricted]
Subject-specific reference sources
Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
Survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict.
Handbook of International Rivalries, 1494-2010
Examines 200 strategic rivalries, and includes the location and origin, duration, level of conflict, resolution, and symmetry for each rivalry.
International Military Alliances, 1648-2008
Examinations of the characteristics, history, interrelations, and impact of over 450 formal interstate alliances.